Take time to smell the roses
I often get asked to do random things for my friends, but this is by far one of my favorites, giving flowers and cake to someone on their birthday. I love the smile on the recipients face, that must be one of the best things about being a courier.
My good friend Sam lives up north these days, and on the odd occasion he asks me to take his family members flowers on their birthdays. I asked if he’d like me to deliver cupcakes to his Mum this time too?
It gave me an excuse to bake, and really, any day is a great day for baking. It also gave me an excuse to play with fondant. Now I have known Sam and his family for the last 18 odd years, I thought his Mum would like something pretty, this called for Vanilla Cupcakes, with fondant Roses on top.
I have never made fondant roses before and I was pretty chuffed with the outcome. They were fairly easy to make and once I got the hang of it they started to look ok. The thing I love about roses, is that not two roses look the same, which suits my style of fondant creation perfectly, for this reason I’d say my roses looked pretty authentic 🙂
Once the roses had set I gave the centres a quick brush with crimson dusting powder and the outer petals a light coating of luster paint, and Bob’s ya Aunty. Done!
I managed to find some lovely cups and slipped the baked cupcakes into these. Then I simply pushed the roses into some fresh vanilla buttercream icing, and Voilà!