Alice in Wonderland cupcakes

One of my favourite aspects of cake decorating is the opportunity to make cakes that surprise and delight the recipient.   I love the oohs and aahs, and broad smiles that happen when people open the box containing their bespoke cakes.

Last week my niece turned 21.  Hard to believe when it seems like only yesterday that she was learning her first words and doing little more than crawling, feeding or sleeping.

Now that she is grown up she didn’t want a traditional birthday cake.  Instead she requested vanilla cupcakes for her party.  And rather than candles, she asked for her cakes to be decorated with an Alice in Wonderland theme.  What a great idea!

Alice in Wonderland cakes

Alice in Wonderland cupcakes

Her selection of cakes included a cheshire cat with a cheesy grin, a white rabbit, a gold pocket watch, a caterpillar with jaunty antenna, magic mushrooms and an Alice dress.  I managed to get this quick photo before the cakes were whisked off to her party.   Don’t they make a cute collection?  My niece certainly thought so.  Birthday cakes befitting a beautiful young lady.

Happy birthday to Plain Stitch

It was a typical winter’s day on Thursday with lashings of rain and dull, grey skies.  However this was not a day to stay tucked up under the blankets – because I had been invited to a birthday party!   
Deb, from Plain Stitch, was celebrating her first anniversary since opening her workroom and shop in Wendover. 
You can’t go to a party without a present so I made these pretty little cupcakes to help celebrate the day.  
There was certainly lots of fun and laughter at the party.  Just look at all the smiling faces. 
Congratulations Deb and Plain Stitch on a successful first year.