So there was this 18th birthday party of a family friend. The birthday girl is like the most beautiful person I’ve come across and like she is so like happy to share the special occasion with her friends…like a lot of her friends 😛 So I decided to make her cupcakes for her birthday and keeping to a casino theme which was what her birthday was centered around, I made card cupcakes. I must say, the idea was there….getting it done was a bit more difficult, but at least the end result was quite neat 😛 You will understand at the end why I have named this blog “Play it by numbers or by hearts” or if not, maybe I have a weird sense of reasoning and I will try and explain it all in the end ^_^
J for Jack
So these cards as I said before took me two nights to complete. They were highly fiddly because they were quite small and the cards kept on breaking, so luckily I made more than I needed to, although once packed, 4 of them broke and I only had 4 replacement cards left. So very stressful on that night!!
The cards that took 2 nights to do
I forgot to mention that these cupcakes above are chocolate cupcakes with a grown up version of chocolate frosting. Because it was an 18th, I added what is not allowed for kids 😛 Although it was very subtle, I think it added a nice touch, quite addictive as well when I was tasting it and piping the cupcakes, had to make sure there was enough to go around 😛
Citrus Cupcakes with Grown up version of Orange Frosting 😛
So the other flavor of cupcakes (I only made two flavors) is a citrus cupcake with a grown up version of orange frosting ^_^. I tried a new citrus cupcake recipe, because I just love experimenting with cupcakes and I must say I really liked it. Maybe because a habit of mine is not following the recipe and I stayed true to form and I liked it a lot 😛
Adding a heart for a simple touch
But the citrus cupcakes were simple, so I added my personalized touch of a heart on top. Nice and simple and it matched the red cupcake paper too 🙂
I Heart Cupcakes
Me and my cupcakes
I love photography and photos, but I only love them when I’m not in them! You see that black haired person avoiding the camera?? That’s me, I prefer to stay unknown…for now 🙂 But I kept on looking at this photo and the cupcakes look pretty awesome on the tray and then I noticed my fat jelly arm in the way…let’s just say you won’t be seeing pictures of me in a while 😛
How they were looking on the cupcake stand
So this was how they looked like on one of the stands. I hope the birthday girl liked it. She couldn’t stop talking about it to me after the party, so I’m assuming she did 🙂 I had to stock up the tray, so luckily I made 90 that night 🙂
Oh and before I forget, my play it by numbers refers to the cards and by hearts refer to the hearts on the citrus cupcakes 🙂 Do you get it!!
I Heart Cupcakes…A LOT ♥