Or not as the case was here. Three dozen cupcakes baked, waiting decoration and I was told not to worry anymore, the party was being postponed. POSTPONED!!!!!
Hmmm. Less than thrilled, I powered on anyway and am so crazy pleased with the end result that the fact that I had actually baked them for an event was kind of irrelevant. We will eat them (Although it does seem like a lot).
The gnomey ones are a mini strawberry cupcake, covered in tinted fondant and grassy green buttercream. And some have gum paste caterpillars. The toppers were perfect for the bite sized cakes, just the right height. And if you can keep a secret...I cheated and used a packet cake mix, I knew it would make a nice, consistent domed cupcake, and really, kids aren't that fussy when it comes to sugar.
These on the other hand are the real deal. Using my favourite chocolate cake recipe, and topped with my favourite chocolate ganache.
These are a slightly larger cupcake, and very, very rich. Made for the adults, the chocolate was a 70% cocoa from Lindt. Although not intended for these cakes, I have topped them with gum paste baby roses I twirled together yesterday and sugared leaves I had leftover from a previous cake making frenzy.
These are fun to make, albeit time consuming.
These were to grace the vanilla cupcakes I had still to make, sitting above a tinted, poured fondant icing. Maybe next week.