Today I thought I would upload a picture of a cake I did this week for a friend. I attempted to make some hand made roses as well as various flowers. Some I made with cutters, but the roses I attempted after watching a youtube video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqoRBYuzok0It was both easy to do as the principle was simple, however making them look realistic was much harder!
The colouring of the roses was also difficult and I think the paler colour has worked best, what do you think?
I also make my own gum paste but that is another post!
Next week I am going to attempt to make some savoury cupcakes... watch this space.
Before I even begin with the baking of my cupcakes, I first decide on 3 things...
1. The flavour
2. The colour
3. The theme
These particular cupcakes are a mixture of 6x chocolate with hazelnuts, and 6x chocolate with ginger.
The theme in this case was 'a spring garden' and so the colours were already decided on because of the topic.
The butter cream is green and cream coloured to represent the 'grass/ground' and the flowers are a mix of spring colours... nice to know that it's almost here!
Once I know the answer to each of the above I can then bake with confidence knowing that my end result has already been decided upon.
I created these cupcakes for myself, however when I am designing cakes for clients it is still as important to be able to answer the 3 questions above.
I am teaching a 'cupcake master-class' on April 21st at Stevenage college from 10am - 2pm. If you think you would like to know more about how to create the perfect cupcake then why not enrol? follow this link http://www.nhc.ac.uk/default.aspx or give them a call.
My thought for this week is looking at colour choice when making cupcakes... how do you choose your colours and ensure they work together?
I have included these links which I hope will help you. The Youtube video gives an overview of colour theory and then the website link below it allows you to understand more fully the theory... however this is just the beginning...
How do you choose a colour scheme to suit the personality of the person whom the cupcakes are for? for this, I use my days in hairdressing where we used a consultative approach in order to help define a client's 'style'.
This is another BIG topic, which I will leave for another time. I hope the links help. If you have any questions on colour choice then please, get in touch.