Cupcakes – Making it personal

I recently had an order for some cupcakes for a surprise 40th birthday party. The customer who was organising the party wanted the cakes to be the centrepiece to the party, reflecting the birthday girl’s interests and character. This was such a lovely thought and made it a really unique display.

I was given a list of the birthday girl’s likes and some details about her. The next challenge was how to communicate this through cake!

Her favourite food is chicken, so what better way to show this than with a chicken dinner! This proved to be very popular.

Chicken Dinner cupcake toppers

A sneak peek of this posted on Twitter was picked up by Tesco and Aunt Bessie’s! Aunt Bessie’s reposted it on their Facebook page too.

Other items I used to make the display personal were Hello Kitty, ebay, B&M stores, light switches (because she is always the one to switch off lights when they have been left on) and rings (because she has been hinting for an engagement ring for a while). Luckily, her partner proposed to her the night before the party so it made the rings even more relevant.

Ebay, B&M stores and roast chicken cupcakes

Ebay, B&M stores and roast chicken cupcakes

Engagement rings

Engagement rings

Another addition to the display was a different type of cupcake. A cake made in the shape of a cup!

This was made using half a ball cake, covered in marzipan and fondant with a fondant saucer.

This was made using half a ball cake, covered in marzipan and fondant with a fondant saucer.

Once all of the cupcakes had been put together and a top cake was added, the display had quite an impact.

The top cake

The top cake

The final display

The final display!

I received so much lovely feedback from the customer as the cakes were a complete success.

“Everyone loved the novelty cupcakes and 3D cake which had more pictures taken of them as people. You did a fantastic job which certainly was a major attraction at the party.”

 

 

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