Joanne, my batch girl called me last week... Its her daughter, Emily's birthday and she wanted cupcakes... Joanne saw my 1st fondant attempt pictures on my FB and asked if I can help her make some cupcakes for Emily... As her order was only 20 cupcakes and 1 strawberry cake, I agreed! This is my 1st order for cakes :D
At first I was worried as I dun have most of the fondant gadgets... so I told Joanne I can only make her some very simple figurines... mostly cut-out using my cookie cutters. She is so nice to accommodate :-)
03 June 09: I'm getting started... moulding these bags and crowns took this new bird almost 4hrs :P Hubby was home... amazed by me playing with plasticine the whole afternoon :D
I bake a sponge cake, cut into 3 layers & sandwiched them with strawberries and cream... stored in fridge to set overnite and do the final decoration tomorrow.
04 June 09 morning, I started baking the cupcakes... Joanne wanted 20... I made some extra... 4 more for my future experiments...
After the cupcakes r done, I mix the butter cream, using my Fondant Shifu's (Mong) recipe:
- 250g Unsalted Butter
- 250g Crisco White Shortening
- 2 tbsp Meringue Powder
- 500g Icing Sugar (Mong's recipe was 900g!)
And Its Decoration Time... The Fondant figurines I prepared the day before is now swee-swee displayed on the cupcakes! Some silver balls, colorful heats and flowers adds more swee-ness to the cupcakes :D
The handbags r standing nicely with the support of a toothpick pocked thru the cupcakes & fondant bags :D
Then finally I decorate the Strawberry cake, tie ribbon around the Finger Sponge and brush the strawberries with apricot gel.... Dun believe the whole process took me another 4hrs wor :P
Joanne picked up the cakes @ my place around 3.45pm... Hope Emily will love them :-)