Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wedding Showers

Since my first post was all about the wedding of friends of mine I thought I'd share the shower cakes and cupcakes I made for the bride in the past few months. 

As you can see from the wedding, the bride loves colorful colors!! And she used gerebera daisies so you will see that was my inspiration.  I made these cupcakes for a shower at her work. This was the first time I've ever made gerbera daisies. I don't have a cutter so I used a regular daisy cutter. I used two and layered them to make more petals. Then I used a toothpick to make the indentions in the petals. Then set them in a few bowls covered with aluminum foil to create the shape I wanted. But for most of them I just formed the aluminum foil because I only had 4 small bowls! 

For cupcake wrappers, I made them myself! I saw a great template on one of blogs I follow: The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle.  I followed it back to this site: Skip To My Lou. I just used regular stock paper and voila!

Can you tell I was really happy with these?! I still like them :)

Then for the church shower, I had some leftover daisies so I made a few more. I really like them :) The shower was only about a week later than the first. 
This cake looks simple enough right? Well I had planned it to be a topsy turvy cake with fondant. Oh goodness gracious.... I did it all. And it looked awful!! I was really upset. But I decided I'd rather it look nice and simple than crappy and "topsy". Then I was nervous about the flowers falling off the cake. So this simple cake took aaaallll day. People have no idea what I go through when I make a cake, haha!
I decided to add the border after I did the flowers... it would've been better to do first, but I'm glad I added it anyway.
I love these colors!

These are at the shower, with the added "A" to the top. That is the initial of the couple's last name. I loved the decor also! It made the cake look so much better than my plan white background.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lydia! I love the daisies...they are fun to make, aren't they? And they are such a "happy" flower, great for a colorful cake.

    The blog looks great, btw. I look forward to reading more.