Cupcake projects

Embossed blue cupcake

We have had the most fantastic warm summer weather. So standing in the kitchen with the oven on have not been on my agenda lately. But I have pulled myself together to make some cupcakes for a little cupcake project on the Cakes & More forum.

So I have made three different cupcake decorations 1. swirl. 2. embossing and 3. animals

The swirls did not turn out the best because the whipped chocolate ganache that I used did not like the heat and curdled alot.

For the sweet blue cupcakes have I used a small embossing stick from Holly Products. I topped them with small sugar roses and leaves. The sticks are also great to use on fondant decorated cookies. The cute little turtle is made out of modelling paste = ready made fondant about 8 oz. mixed with 1 tsp. of Tylo Powder and kneaded well.

Turtle cupcake topper

But I have also another cupcake project comming up in fact I am just about to get started on it. I am in this group on flickr called Flickr Bake-off! where you can challenge another person for a “Throw Down”. Then you both decide what theme it should be and if it is going to be a cake, pie, cookie or a cupcake you want to make. You have about 14 days to make whatever you have decided and the photos then goes for a vote. All just for fun like it just should be πŸ™‚

So I am a bit late so I will show you my results when the voting is over……. Oh btw the theme is “fairies” Wish me luck πŸ™‚

Happy Caking!



  1. So adorable!!! You got amazing talent. The turtle is the cutest cupcake i have ever seen bet it taste really good too!!!:3

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  3. nizha: I would advise you to visit as they have a whole forum only with cupcakes. Im sure that your question have been asked before and you can find loads of recipes aswell. I have never tried to bake such a large number of cupcakes so I cant really tell you.

  4. hi louise..
    i’ve been a fan to your cake journal lately. just love all the wonderful tips and yummy pictures that i’ve seen. i’ve plan to bake 300 cup cakes for my friend’s cousin before this coming christmas. glad if you can give me an exact mount of ingredient and how long would it take to bake such numbers of cup cakes??? this is my first try..

  5. Suzanne: I would go for the fondant disc. Poured fondant can be tricky and I dont think that you would enjoy any trouble with 200 cupcakes.

    I would use a thin layer of bc underneath the fondant discs. Depending on how thin/thick you roll it I would say about 2-3 pounds? but im not 100% sure. I always buy to much in the end.

    Good luck

  6. I must mae 200 cupcakes and have them ready for a wedding, frosting them all the day before. Which would be quickest and get the best result, using rolled fondant discs or dipping into poured fondant? Either look would be just fine. And how much should I buy of either, to ensure I have enough? I am not a much of an artist…

  7. Small cookie: THX πŸ™‚

    Fabbys: Do you think of books with figure modelling?? I would recomend you to look at Loraine McKays web site. She sells online tutorials that are very easy to understand but she also have loads of small podcast where she show small things for free.

  8. Louise, tell me something, exist some book that you could recommend to me to mold the fondant. I have done some figures, as bears, birds and elephants with fondant, but I would like to know if some book exists to mold. Though it is not of fondant. I want to take the idea.

    Regards and kisses from Mexico

  9. Angela: Thank you!!

    MSG142: You can always decorate the cupcakes with small baby bottles, blocks, pacifier, bibs ect. try search: for baby shower cupcakes on Google or flickr for insperation.

  10. Amazing!! You are so talented. I’m really loving the turtle – would love an easy tutorial. I want to do cupcakes for a babyshower at work. (I’m an ameature) any suggestions.

  11. Cindy: I use a tylo glue. You can find it on the site under “Tutorials”

    MS&S, Rhonda,emily & Tanya: Thank you girls πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Yoshiko: When I want to make the fondant stick to the cupcake I use either: BC or chocolate ganache in a very think layer or brush them with sugar syrup or abricot jam.

    Lindsay, Silvia, Prudence, Fabbys, Dee, Rita: Thank you. Just sad that the lovely worm sunny days are gone for now and cold weather and rain is on its way.

    Becky: Thank you. No I dont do this proffesionel just for fun. I still think that my kids are to young to have a full time and probaly many more hours working mom πŸ˜‰ If only you knew how many times I have got confused over the different names. Why cant it just be the same names?? It would be so much easier for all.

    Lisa Kennedy: You can get Tylo powder in some of the supplie shops But you can also use Gum Tragacanth instead of tylo.

    The name fairy cake used to be or is still used for a cupcake in the UK if I am not all wrong. Thank you for the comment.

    June & Marielba Anzola: So sweet of you:-)

  12. Absolutely adorable. I love the frivolity of the happy turtle. He’s obviously found a nice place to rest.
    Do you know what the American equivalent of Tylo powder is?
    Also, in the Paul McCartney song -“English Tea”- what is a fairy cake? Is it like a petit four? I keep meaning to ask my neighbor who is British but I keep forgetting to ask. Blame it on old age.
    Love your beautiful work!!!

  13. Hi Louise,
    I am new to your website and just blown away by your flawless designs. Do you do this professionally? I couldn’t figure that out…if not, you ought to. Everyone in the EU would be at your door!
    Thank you for your generosity in sharing all of this information with the rest of the world. I am already learning much from you…I didn’t know I could melt fondant! Also, it took me a while, but I figured out what you all call “icing sugar” is what we in the U.S. call “powdered sugar” πŸ™‚

  14. Louise! wow these cupcakes are just stunning dear! πŸ˜€
    Such a perfect job.
    Lucky you for having a fantastic weather here is raining and raining!!
    But it’s always a plaesure reading your blog that enlight my grey days!

  15. Those are so beautiful! I want to try and make them… Can you tell me if something goes between the fondant and cupcake? Like corn syrup? Or will the fondant stick to the cupcake by itself?

  16. I can’t decide which one I like most, the turtle or the embossed cupcake. Both of them are so adorable and perfect looking. What an amazing job!

  17. Thank you all for the lovely comments. TJ maybe a little tutorial on the turtle will pop up soon….;-)

    I am sure that sandra too will come up with something sweet for the TD πŸ˜€

  18. Adorable cupcakes! I love that color blue that you used. Good luck with challenge! I cant wait to see pics! Lotsa Hugs!!

  19. so damn cute cupcakes, u have a unique way to make cupcakes, good luck with the challenge, am pretty sure u will beat Sandra!


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