So finally I have got back into baking! I had a complete lack of inspiration before my holiday, plus I’m trying to lose weight and it’s very rare that I can resist eating my cakes! I’m doing okay so far though, I’ve been taking the cakes into work for other people to eat- saves me from temptation!
One of my favourite places to get inspiration for cake decorating is from magazines, so when I was asked if I wanted to receive Baked and Delicious Magazine* I was really excited! I wasn’t wrong to be either- the issue I’ve received is full of amazing recipes and a free gift too! They also have an online community called Bake Club*, which you can subscribe to and gain access to even more recipes, tutorials and a place to share your creations with other bakers!
One of my favourite recipes was for these Rose themed Cupcakes. I think they are SO pretty and perfect for a girly Afternoon tea! I’d also never covered cupcakes with fondant before so I really loved that the Bake Club had a video tutorial to show me how to do it. It wasn’t as hard as I was expecting, although it was still harder than covering a large cake! Their tutorials also helped me create the roses on top- they were pretty hard but the tutorial helped a lot. I don’t think they’re bad for a first attempt on both cupcake covering and rose moulding!
The actual cupcakes themselves are just vanilla, topped with buttercream and fondant, but they look pretty don’t they?!
Let me know what you think of the cupcakes, hopefully you like them too! Also let me know if any of you have ever heard of Bake Club- it really is a great way for finding fabulous recipes!
*Baked and Delicious Magazine and the Bake Club subscription have been gifted to me, however all opinions are 100% my own.