I really have fun planning for the Teachers Day order! Being a slow tortoise or should I say I prefer to be well prepared in advance rather than scramble in the end, I started like 2 weeks ago, getting the tools, surfing the web, thinking of ideas and instead of hand sketching them out which I’m really bad at, I had them drew out on a graphic program – completely with colors! I end up with many more designs ready then I need. And I did a trial last weekend on expired fondant (yes, don’t throw them away and instead use them for practising!). Improve on the designs this week then got the ribbon printed and cupcake insert ready.
And this is the outcome! 2 flavours here – Vanilla cupcakes with Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract and Chocolate Cupcakes using Valrhona Cocoa and buttercream is flavoured with Nielsen Massey Pure Orange Extract.
Each and every cupcake is plan with a story to tell. To start off, there is a little banner to bring across the message “Happy Teachers’ Day” and “Thank You”. We then have a little pink present, roses, rosettes to say this cupcakes are a gift and lastly the pink star is for telling the teacher that he/she is a guardian star to the children!
Packed and ready to deliver!
My personal favourite!
On another note, I have always put off preparing buttercream, I just cannot believe that it’s butter, shortening and lots of lots of icing sugar!! I had actually had my first cupcake with buttercream on today 😛 It isn’t too bad, with the addition of flavouring, it does help to cut down the sweetness and also mask off the butter flavour. Yummy!!