Cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of red cake crumbs is the traditional topping for red velvet cakes. I’m not really a fan of cream cheese, so I piped roses in vanilla buttercream instead. Much prettier and just as delicious.
These ones were the just desserts of the ladies at the Sewcial on Tuesday at Fabric HQ.
Chocolate ganache is the perfect topping for those who don’t like their cake indulgence to be too sweet. I always make a little more ganache than I need. It saves any last minute panic plus the leftovers taste fabulous on warm toast and make a great mocha when added to a mug of coffee.
Beautiful to look at, the roses have a gorgeous vanilla scent and are delicious to eat. I think a cupcake bouquet makes the perfect birthday present. Happy birthday Fabric HQ and wishing you many more.
Another Pretty Witty Cakes tutorial by Stephanie Janice was the inspiration for these cakes. Stephanie has the most amazing attention to detail in her designs – the inset stars; the page effect and spine detail on the little books; the tiny rubber at the end of the pencil. My favourite part? Drawing the little cat. Or is it a tiger?
Rae and Jacqui had kindly asked me to provide some cakes for the launch. So here we have cake pops masquerading as pins in a pink flurry fabric pincushion. The cake centres are a mix of crumbed cake and vanilla buttercream – dreadfully sweet but irresistible.
Plus sewing cupcakes in Fabric HQ corporate colours as a special gift for Rae and Jacqui, with heartfelt thanks for all their support and to wish them every success in their new location.
Sewing themed cupcakes? The perfect accompaniment for the Wendover Sewcial last night, of course.
Decked out with all the essentials, including pins, needles, ribbon, scissors and even hand-painted fabric.
Based on a Pretty Witty Cakes tutorial by Stephanie Janice, these were great fun to make. I particularly liked the use of the fondant plaques. They are very easy to do and look fabulous perched on top of their buttercream swirls.