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engagement wedding cupcake decorating ideas inspired by michelle cake designs

engagement, wedding cupcake decorating ideas inspired by michelle cake designs

These are some engagement cupcakes I made the other week for a lovely couple. The colours and design details match their engagement invitations.

The brown boards you can see are brown fondant covered cake boards with white blossoms and white ribbon trim. These were used to display the cupcakes in the centre of the tables – acting as centre pieces for the evening which I thought was a clever idea as it reduced the costs for the party but still made a lovely and personal display. I have only shown the boards with a few cupcakes on them as I did not want to damage them. The paper cases also matched the theme colours.

The cupcakes were three different flavours – chocolate mud, white mud and caramel mud. Two had rolled fondant tops with chocolate ganache underneath the other design had buttercream swirls.

Bye for now, Michelle

Michelle Rea

Inspired by Michelle Cake Designs

www.inspiredbymichelle.com.au

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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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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

www.inspiredbymichelle.com.au

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OK this is the second collage of cake topper photos I hope you find them useful and I would like to give a big thank you for all the wonderful feedback I have been getting lately about this collage idea for my blog and the new look for my website – Thank you.

Bye for now, Michelle Rea

cake toppersin sugarpaste and fondant inspired by michelle cake designs collage 2.

handmade cake toppers in sugarpaste and fondant collage 2 Inspired by Michelle Cake Designs

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I thought I would share the simply decorated cupcakes I made for this years easter egg hunt. It is an annual event at my sisters house. Just simple fondant cutouts and blossoms with some sugar cachous for decoration. Little fondant discs with the wording for Happy Easter were also used. These ideas could be used for any occasion, kitchen teas, baby showers, birthdays of any age etc. Each of the cupcakes had a swirl of my delicious buttercream underneath the sugar decorations.

simply decorated easter cupcakes

simply decorated easter cupcakes

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter this year.

Bye for now, Michelle Rea

www.inspiredbymichelle.com.au

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