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These are just some very quick and easy ways that I have decorated cupcakes in the past.

cupcake decorating ideas inspired by michelle cake designs

simple cupcake decorating ideas

Except for the halloween the designs could be used for many occasions. But even those have some ideas that are easily used for other occasions. The fondant discs with letters on them can spell out any message as part of your display or act as monograms. I love the spot on spot discs they are so simple to do and really effect in an endless combination of colours – the trick is to try and keep their placement random and not perfect.

My rolled fondant topped cupcakes actually have a smooth layer of chocolate ganache underneath the icing which helps give them a perfect finish plus it makes them extra delicious!

When I make my cupcake towers I use fondant cover boards trimmed with ribbon in co-ordinating colours to bring the whole display together.

I hope you can use some of these ideas next time you need to decorate cupcakes.

Bye for now, Michelle Rea



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I just wanted to show you a christening cupcake tower that I made last week.

There was a selection of both chocolate and caramel cupcakes which had been topped in either white or pink buttercream (my recipe is so so so smooth http://inspired-by-chocolate-and-cakes.com/chocolate-buttercream.html ) or whipped dark chocolate ganache.

They were baked in pink, silver and gold foil cases to tie in with the christening theme. They were topped with handmade fondant decorations – a mixture of small embossed butterflies in pink and white, pearls, bows and blossoms in pink and white.

Some of the cupcakes were displayed on the families wire cupcake stand and others were packed into display boxes and tied with ribbons as gifts for the guests.

The top cake had a piped design in pink that included butterflies, flowers and a bird amongst the swirls. It was displayed in front on the cupcake tower as I did not chance putting it on top of the slightly wobbly stand!

christening cupcake tower buttercream and ganache inspired by michelle cake designs sydney

christening cupcake tower elements inspired by michelle cake designs

The whole display looked lovely and I received a wonderful thank you and some photos that I have included in this collage.

Bye for now,

Michelle Rea


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These cupcakes were ordered for International Womens Day and they were so bright and colourful that i took some photos while I was boxing them and turned it into this little collage. I hope you like them the cupcakes were in bright coloured foil cases which added to the fun.

Bye for now, Michelle


international womens day cupcakes

international womens day colourful cupcakes

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I do not think there goes a week that I do not make a cake that does not have at least one butterfly on it – usually white pink or purple! It is the most versatile theme the cakes here are for birthdays of any age weddings, cupcakes and christenings baptisms.

Again it is one of the collages I have put together. The original butterfly cake images can be found on my site www.inspiredbymichelle.com.au

butterfly cake ideas image collage

collage of my recent butterfly cakes

The images there are larger and there are more cakes for you to see but this collage is just to act as an ideas board. I hope you like them.

Bye for now, Michelle Rea

Inspired by Michelle Cake Designs

Beautifully handcrafted cakes Sydney Australia

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