Cupcakes aren’t just for girls. Men like cakes too and manly-themed cupcakes are great fun to make. When decorating cakes I love creating designs that will have special meaning for the recipient – either highlighting a hobby or featuring some of their favourite things.
These chocolate cupcakes were made as a birthday gift for a man who – can you guess? – loves cycling.
He enjoys following the Tour de France (the yellow jersey) whilst the rosette and gold cup highlight his success in competitive cycling. Early in his career he worked as a bike mechanic – as represented by the handy tool kit.
The bike might look a bit rubbish however this was deliberate as it is a representation of his first racing bike. When he started competitive cycling, his first bike was a broken down standard bike and not a specialist racing bicycle. He painted it black and called it his “black hack”. Despite its humble heritage it was still a winner as he rode it to many victories before trading up to a proper racing bike.
No doubt you are now wondering, ‘Why the kangaroo? How does that relate to cycling?’ It is no mystery really. He is there because the recipient is Australian.
Happy birthday, Skippy. Hope you had a great day!
(Note: the kangaroo design in based on a card tutorial I found on Pinterest. If you are the designer, please let me know so that I can formally acknowledge your work).