Just finished this order of Nautical themed chocolate cupcakes with chocolate Italian buttercream frosting. EVERY time I create cupcakes or a cake for a celebration, I swear, this one is my favorite! I was in love with this batch the instant I unwrapped the cupcakes liners. It was my first time using a Meri Meri cupcake liners, but it will not be my last! They are a great weight and stayed true to color after baking chocolate cupcakes. Being summer and all, I am really digging on fun red, white and blue prints anyways, PLUS Nautical – as a theme – is a HUGE trend right now! After frosting these cupcakes with a chocolate Italian buttercream frosting, I topped them with custom edible cupcake toppers I created by cutting out white fondant circles and adhering wafer paper printed in food safe “ink” with classic nautical images – I purchased both the wafer paper and cupcake liners online, from Fancy Flours. Of course, I love to add a little something extra to each order… this time it was sixteen candles, blue, and a large red one – for good luck! Of course, this little lady will be enjoying these cupcakes with her family and friends while celebrating her sixteenth birthday aboard a Boston Harbor cruise ship – she sounds like one lucky girl already. Perhaps that candle can represent the magical year that is just beginning for her. Happy Sweet 16 and many more!!!
Every little girl knows that Fairies live under mushrooms… Audrey believes this also. Today Audrey told me that Fairies take baths in raindrops. It was a perfect day to peer into raindrops and try to see a Fairy taking a … Continue reading →
I hate dislike school photos. My girls always have a stiff smile on their faces, food and/or sweat + dirt on their shirts and inevitably, (WHY do they photograph children AFTER snack/lunch/gym?!) someone thought it was a good idea to try to COMB DOWN their curly … Continue reading →
I am inspired by each and every order that comes in. The colors, the back story… this cake I just finished is for a little girl about to turn 5. Her mom told me that her daughter LOVED pink… and … Continue reading →
I have started to tell you the story of us. Pretty Little Design Co. Gina. And Trish. Gina and Trish. I thought it was a short story. Then I tried to blog about it… it’s not a one post~ er. … Continue reading →
Hired by the guest of honor’s sister to create a 40th Birthday dessert table at a surprise outdoor party, we were completely on our own for inspiration. Contemplating the birthday girl’s heritage – Polish, we decided to honor her with … Continue reading →
Start with a simple chocolate cake – you can your favorite recipe, box or this is a “perfectly chocolate” Chocolate Cake recipe. (It’s the one my mom used – she baked us each a chocolate chocolate cake EVERY birthday of our lives – for her … Continue reading →
That was all before I met Trish* (*a facebook stalking story for another day) and wooed her with my red velvet cupcakes… the best my phone camera can do. Next thing she knew, I was styling her backyard … Continue reading →