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I have put a few photos together of a cupcake tower that I made this week for a 30th birthday celebration. The theme was black, purple and silver – diamonds and pearls.

The top cutting tier coconut cake with white chocolate ganache layers was shimmered dark to light purple with two rows of purple pearls and a single row of diamante to finish. The birthday girls initial “L” was made in black fondant and decorated with large diamante. On delivery the fantastic “30” in diamante was added to the cake. The birthday inscription was finished in silver and three purple candles one for each decade added to the cake board.

30th birthday decorated cupcake tower Inspired by Michelle Cake Designs

30th birthday cupcake tower Inspired by Michelle Cake Designs

The white chocolate cupcakes were baked in black foil paper cases and topped with white and purple buttercream swirls. These were then decorated with large silver pearls and either white or purple smaller pearls all edible.

I cover the display boards that held the cupcakes in black and purple fondant and trimmed them with purple ribbon to match the top tier. The cupcakes were then displayed alternate purple/white/purple buttercream etc.

The purple has photographed a little out of true colour. I added a couple of the cupcakes to the display so you can see the effect. The reason I usually do not photograph the whole display is that I decorate my buttercream cupcakes in their packing boxes that way they do not get damaged so that is why you will see a lot of my pictures of cupcakes in boxes.

Bye for now, Michelle

Michelle Rea  www.inspiredbymichelle.com.au

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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

www.inspiredbymichelle.com.au

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