Oh how I love an excuse to make cupcakes!
Birthdays are a brilliant one.
It was a friend at work's quite recently, and she specifically requested a selection of cupcakes.
And so that is what she got :)
Using the rather swanky cupcake tree my Mum bought me for christmas a few years ago to sit them on, I created a nice little display for her, and added a matching card.
I selected Red Velvet, with cream cheese icing and a sprinkling of red sanding sugar...
...Strawberries and cream, with vanilla buttercream. I topped these with the lovely sugar hearts pictured on the left...
...and coffee with coffee buttercream, topped with some pink sanding sugar, and pink sugar pearls.
Another good bit of practice on the rosettes on top of my cupcakes went in here, and they went soooo much better this time than my first attempt previously (there wasn't 3 inches of icing per cake where I had gone wrong and gone over the top for starters!)
Ta da, what a lovely looking tower! (It has cake on it, thus the definition of lovely is fulfilled).