Spotty Astro Cupcake Cups

I found these cute new cupcake holders when I was shopping for cupcake decorations the other day, and have been dying for an excuse to use them for something fun!  That excuse came along this weekend, so made some chocolate cupcakes, iced with white chocolate ganache and topped with little astros for some colour.
Happy Birthday other Mum from next door!  I hope that you had a wonderful birthday yesterday - the cupcakes were a day late, but at least they arrived :)
Lots of love

Chocolate Lilac and Lace Wedding Cupcakes

This weekend I baked for wedding....and it was definitely one of my favoutite orders in a while! :) The wedding was for a girl name Stacey - she teaches the other Grade 6 class as my sister's school (so I had to do a good job).

Stacey came to me a little while ago with a request for chocolate wedding cupcakes.  She said that her fiance loved cake, so we had to go through a tasting before we found her the perfect cake.  Eventually she settled for dark chocolate cupcakes coverd with marshmallow and white and dark chocolate drizzle - delicious!

My favourite part about this order though, was the decorations on the cake and cupcakes....the wedding had a lilac, white and black colour scheme, so the cupcakes were made to match.  Each cupcake had beautiful lace and lilac ribbon around it, with a little sparkling glitter detail....I loved they way they looked!

A special little mention must go out to the groom and his Mum for selecting the cute little cake topper....isn't it awesome when the groom gets involved with the cake - other than just to taste it! :)
Stacey and David, I wish you all the best in your life together....may it be filled with good times and great memories!  I hope the cakes tasted as good as they looked!


Rose Chocolate and Ganache Cake

Some of you might remember late last year that I made a very similar cake for a guy in the UAE who wanted to surprise is his girlfriend for her birthday....if you need to jog your memory, you can check that post out here

Anyway, it turns out that the cake was such a hit, that the same family whose daughter received the cake, ordered one almost exactly like it so that they could take it to a function that they were attending...I love reorders like that!  What a great reason to bake such a beautiful cake! :)

Dessert for's about time!


You will remember my friend Dyl, from last week when I posted about the Whoopie Pies...and given that he has been living in the UK for the last couple of years, he has not had the pleasure of sampling My Favourite Cupcake's delicious while he was here, I decided that was something that definitely had to be fixed!

I had a couple of people over for dinner, and dessert was chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate icing, topped with fresh strawberries dipped in milk chocolate....I'll be honest, they were pretty mouth watering! :)

Dyl my friend, it was lovely to have you to stay for a while - I'm glad that I finally got the chance to give you a sample of my "hobby"'ve been such a great supporter from the start, it was only fair you got you own batch!
Come back and visit again soon :)


Let's make Whoopie....Pies that is :)

My friend Dyl (who lives in Cambridge) has come out to visit South Africa for a couple of weeks.  He has always been a really big supporter of My Favourite Cupcake....even if it has been from afar!

So, it was no surprise (well, actually it was a huge surprise), that when he arrived in South Africa, he had brought with him the UK's "biggest baking thing"....Whoopie Pies!  He couldn't bring the actual pies, so instead he brought a little starter kit....the recipie book, fluff that is filler and the baking spoiled I am!

Ready go Miss Cupcake...Whoopie's your new challenge!

Reindeer Cupcakes for Christmas

One of the best things in life is family, and I happen to have a really rad one! :) As you guys all know, my sister got married this year, and it turns out that her "new family" members are pretty rad as well!

This Christmas, Meg and Jamo had us all over for a Pre-Christmas dinner (they are going to Vietnam and Hong Kong over Christmas you they had to get the festivities in early...shame hey!) Everyone got given a part of the meal to prepare - I got dessert - no surprises there! :)

I decided to make chocolate reindeer match the reindeer ears that everyone had to wear during lunch....aren't we so sweet!  Nothing like Christmas time to get all dressed up in ridiculous Christmas cheer!

Dom and Dan