Saturday, October 25, 2008

Classic Video Game Cupcake Tower

When I was contacted by blogger extraordinaire Kim Vallée to prepare classic video game cupcakes for her husband Jerome's 39th birthday party I couldn't wait to get started. While I had never heard of Robotron before I was addicted to Frogger as child and of course Space Invaders. When I suggested that we do a cupcake tower topped with a cake Kim immediately requested a Weighted Companion Cube from the game Portal. Of course with her eye for detail Kim added the perfect touch that made the cake geek-tacular; she requested that Jerome's age be written in binary! The flavours included vanilla cupcakes with mexican hot chocolate buttercream, lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, chocolate ginger cupcakes with green tea buttercream, and finally a chocolate chili cake topped with vanilla buttercream.

Clever Wedding Cupcakes

In late September I received an interesting request from a bride to be. She wanted to have cupcakes shaped like apples at her wedding. Though the thought of making 7 dozen apple shaped cupcakes on short notice seemed daunting at the time, I am not one to turn down a challenge. The cupcakes were red and white velvet with vanilla buttercream covered in red fondant each with a little fondant stem and leaf.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

White Wedding Cupcakes

Last Sunday was too beautiful a day for just one wedding, the masochist that I am we actually did cupcakes for two weddings. The second wedding was held at Le Saint Gabriel in Montreal's Old Port. Our custom white cupcake tower was adorned with chocolate, espresso, red velvet, lemon, and vanilla cupcakes all topped with like flavoured buttercream and handmade fondant white bows. The tower was topped with a 6" fondant covered cake with a handmade fondant wedding dress and tuxedo as a topper. Also provided for this wedding were 5 dozen individually packaged mini cupcakes with silver dragees for each of the guests to take home.

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Fall Cupcake Wedding

Fall Cupcake Wedding
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Last Sunday was a beautiful day for a wedding. There was not a cloud in the sky and the leaves were at the peak of their fall colours. This cupcake tower was provided for a wedding an hour west of Montreal being held at a sugar shack. To go along with the sugar shack theme the 15 dozen vanilla and vietnamese cinnamon cupcakes were frosted with maple buttercream and topped with fondant orange leaves and brown and yellow flower blossoms. The custom cupcake tower was topped with a matching 6" fondant covered cutting cake.

60th Birthday Cupcake Tower

All dressed up in elegant brown baking cups these 4 dozen chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and 3 dozen espresso cupcakes with blue vanilla buttercream were topped with flower blossoms for a special woman's 60th birthday party at the W Hotel in Montreal. The cupcake at the top of the tower is decorated with a fondant Hershey's Kiss to match the event's invitations.

Retirement Tea Cupcakes

Angel Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
These cupcakes were ordered to be served at a retirement tea at a local university. The tea was in honour of a woman who loves cupcakes and lists angels and lilies as her favourite things. Since I did not have the proper cutters to make lilies we agreed on 2D lilies. I just love how the angels turned out.

Comic Book Cupcakes

Comic Book Cupcakes
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Some people go to great lengths for the people they are close to. This order took over a month of planning to get just right. These red velvet cupcakes were filled with chocolate cream cheese, frosted with cream cheese frosting, and topped with hand drawn edible comic book characters including Iron Man, Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, and Thor. Also included are two handmade fondant birthday cakes.

I wanted to congratulate you on the amazing job that you did with the classic comic book characters-Daredevil, Captain America, Batman, Thor and Iron Man! My boyfriend, a nostalgic comic book reader since a young boy, absolutely loved his cupcakes, not just for the amazing and detailed design, but for their great taste too! His father used to do something similar for his early birthdays, so this surprise brought back plenty of good old' memories. Thank you once again! You will sure be hearing back from me in the near future:)

Sydney's 1st Birthday Cupcakes

For her 1st birthday Sydney's mom planned a candy themed party and to go with the theme ordered cupcakes topped with fondant candies and flower blossoms. A few weeks later I received the nicest e-mail from Sydney's mom complete with photos of her precious daughter.

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for the most gorgeous cupcakes I've ever seen! They were a hit amongst the kids and the adults too!

Personalized 20th Birthday Cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes with green tea buttercream were ordered for the 20th birthday of a guy who is into bodybuilding and music, is studying business, wants to become a police officer, and is in touch with his Japanese roots.

Tiffany Blue Baby Shower Cupcakes

I love how the white bows on the tiffany blue vanilla frosting makes these cupcakes look like little jewelry boxes. One lucky expectant mom received these cupcakes decorated especially to celebrate the upcoming arrival of her bouncing baby boy.

"Bonne Fête" Birthday Box

While birthday boxes are nothing new at Clever Cupcakes this was our first french birthday box. Ironically the order was placed across the pond in England for a customer's sister's birthday in Montreal. As usual the birthday box comes complete with balloons and candles.

Shiny Happy Tennis Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream were ordered for a tennis lover's 22nd birthday. On top of having the cupcakes decorated with handmade fondant tennis balls and rackets it was also requested to have the cupcakes decorated with flowers, suns, and happy faces.

Astrid's Christening Cupcakes

Christening Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
What a busy few weeks it has been! These Chocolate Chai, Vanilla, and Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla and Chocolate Buttercream were topped with handmade pink fondant decorations for a very girly 10 month old's christening in late September.