This was a day of fundraising with friends and neighbours. I was a little apprehensive because I'd be making loads of cupcakes for people to eat that had never tasted my cooking before
I made the fondant decorations by myself and left them to harden for a day or so
I made more than I needed, but this is good because you never know what might happen to them, they could break for instance. So always make more!
Of course, I made a giant Cupcake, weighing in at just over 2kg, including board and decorations. I also made a giant rose topper from fondant. Fondant is too soft for big work like this, but I found it hard to use sculpting icing. But it worked out great anyway.
The cutting of the cupcake
I had plans to make so many variations, lemon, chocolate orange, indulgently rich chocolate, but I stuck to the following to make it easier for me ...
Top left: Chocolate fudge
Top right: Turkish delight filled with milk chocolate chunks
Bottom left: Mint chocolate chip, filled with dark chocolate chips
Bottom middle: The "classic" plain cupcake topped with plain icing
Bottom right: Red Velvet, topped with cheese icing
It was a quiet afair with just a few friends around.
We all gave generously and everyone made me proud.
The day raised well over £100, including online JustGiving donations.
Every penny counts.