Thursday, 1 June 2017

Hi Everybody !
I have been baking , as I do occasionally ; and here are the results of my Baking Time.
 I enjoy Baking cakes and Cake Decoration them as it is one of my favourite hobbies which I know is therapeutic, fulfilling and rewarding .As such , it was FUN-TIME  for me when I baked and decorated dozens of assorted cup cakes recently.
Cup cakes are desirable treats which are very popular as after-meal desserts or as snacks for tea or coffee time and for sharing at parties. 
I  made these ones here with two batches of cake mixes with much reduced sugar ; a sponge mix and a fruit mix - I prefer glace Cherries cake mix for m cup cakes .
 Both cake mixes were flavoured with vanilla and strawberry flavours and slight traces of other flavours.
Then I decorated each cup cake with butter cream icing which I piped into roses and edged each rose with piped frilled shells and ruffles designs
The final touch to each cup cake was adding variegated sugar leaves made with floristry paste designed in lovely summer colours and then I added a sprinkling of coloured edible crystals.

                                           Fresh from my oven. 
All cakes , cup cakes included do look "bland and sad " not very presentable in public gatherings without the special finishing touch of beautiful icing on the cakes . Don't they ?
I leave my cakes to cool down for at least 24 hours before I start decorating them.
This waiting time allows the cake flavours to mature and be sealed inside the cakes.
So here they are ; cooling down in my kitchen ; before I decorated them . 

  I choose different sugar flowers designs and colours. Then added variegated sugar leaves to give them the " OOOMPH " factor .
Those of you who are followers of my blogs have seen on some of my other posts here how I make my Sugar Roses and Variegated leaves.
For these ones here I used icing cone No. 109 and icing sugar to make the roses and the surrounded them with piped sugar ruffles , stars or shells.
I made the variegated sugar leaves  with Pastillage and Modelling Fondant.

You like one ? Yeah ? Hmm...!

I am tempting you with too much sugar , you say ?
Well , these cup cakes are indeed tempting ; but so are all the other good foods and drinks which we consume every day . Moderation is the watchword for all weight-watchers .
A cake slice or a cup cake , once in a while is good enough for anyone.
Avoid the temptation of  eating excess of  sugary drinks , sugary and salty foods or eating too many cakes . I don't eat them in excess  and I encourage people to avoid doing that..
Thank you ! 
Do watch your weight . Have a glorious Summer!