Happy Mothers’ Day!
So…. I didn’t actually make these cakes for Mothers’ Day, I made them for a UK Handmade magazine tutorial, but they have come in very handy! They’re mini rich fruit cakes covered in marzipan and fondant and decorated with little handmade pastel-coloured flowers.
The flowers were simple to make and I like the results, so I think they will be my Gillyflower Bakery flower-of-choice when I need to quickly decorate a batch of cupcakes :) They’d look great in an aqua and brown colour combination too! The only downside is the overnight drying of the sugarpaste, but that’s always the case no matter what decoration you make. I’ve tried popping my decorations in a low oven when I’ve been in a rush, but air drying overnight is really the best option, and a few days produces the best results.
Don’t you think that lots of these little cakes would look pretty stacked on a cake stand for a spring wedding or birthday? :) It’s my birthday in April so I might make an assortment of mini cakes for the first two tiers of my cake stand and a 6″ cake for the top tier, in spring green and cerise. That’s if I have time, otherwise I’ll just make a batch of lemon cupcakes, lol!