September 25, 2018

fresh flower cakes

There's something so special and feminine about fresh flower cakes.
They are perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, you name it!!!
It is a labor of love to prepare the blooms to be food safe, to choose the right flowers that go well with the frosting and to create a design that is unique to each cake.

These are some of the cakes I've baked in the last ten days since I returned to Kampala from my summer holiday.

{Deep chocolate cake layered with "dulce de leche" and frosted with strawberry buttercream. Adorned with a cascade of roses and hydrangeas}



{Classic vanilla cake layered with passion fruit curd and frosted with strawberry buttercream. Adorned with roses, chrysanthemums and strawberries from my garden}



{Vanilla cake layered with lemon curd and frosted with lemon buttercream. Topped with a bouquet of garden roses and hydrangeas, also from my garden}



{Madagascan vanilla cake layered with passion fruit curd and frosted with passion fruit buttercream. Topped with blush roses and buttercream leaves}



{Vanilla cake layered with passion fruit curd and frosted with coconut buttercream. A delicious combo! Topped with ivory/blush roses, buttercream leaves and berries}



September 24, 2018

bridal shower cupcakes


So thrilled to be making these buttercream flower cupcakes for bridal showers in Kampala.
Each cupcake is different, decorated with small flowers and leaves in different colors, just like in real life.






September 17, 2018

Floral cupcakes


This summer I spent two months traveling from the East to West coast of the United States and South to Costa Rica and Bolivia. In between I was able to fit some flower piping to perfect a technique so unique as creating more realistic buttercream flowers.
At the beginning I was not too comfortable with the bright colors, but now I'm loving the effect.


Deep chocolate cupcakes topped with mini chrysanthemums, hydrangeas, delphinium, amaryllis and berries. All of them made with buttercream in the brightest colors.






 
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