Kicking it off was Desiree and David's wedding. They were having a ceremony for about 75-80 people and needed a cake. These two came to me asking if I could do something a little different for their wedding since they weren't having a very traditional ceremony (they described it as Celtic/Buddhist with a friend officiating). Of course a traditional wedding cake was out of the question.
After a quick discussion, the couple decided on cupcakes, which I was so excited for. Half of the cupcakes were made with the bride's favorite flavors - chocolate and orange - and half were made with the groom's favorites - vanilla, peanut butter, and chocolate. The chocolate cupcakes with chocolate-orange buttercream were in green wrappers, and the vanilla cupcakes with peanut butter filling and milk chocolate buttercream were in blue wrappers. I love how creative they were with the flavors.
|Rows of chocolate cupcakes with chocolate-orange buttercream.|
|Vanilla cupcakes with peanut butter filling and milk chocolate frosting.|
As far as the design, we decided to model them after cupcakes in "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes." The ones they liked had a gumpaste heart sticking out of the frosting with an initial written in them. Since not many people I know enjoy eating gumpaste, I suggested they switch that heart out with a sugar cookie. Of course they had to throw in another little twist - Desiree wasn't going to change her last name, so they didn't have a common initial. Luckily, their first names both start with D's, so it was meant to be.
|One of the many trays of sugar cookies to decorate the cupcakes with.|
|The finished products.|