My neighbor, Megan, asked me to make some cupcakes for her in-law’s 39th wedding anniversary. I was happy to take this on for a couple reasons. 1) I don’t get to bake much these days but I’d like to. 2) It was a relatively simple order. 3) No stressful drive to deliver the order hoping nothing falls over in the car!!
Megan asked for 2 dozen cupcakes: chocolate cake with almond buttercream icing. She wanted pearl decorations and letters on each cupcake to spell out “HAPPY 39TH ANNIVERSARY”.
I cut letters out of fondant that I colored purple and one went on each cupcake.
Since I had 4 extra cupcakes (to make a round 2 dozen) Megan asked that I make 2 each for her niece and nephew (who are toddlers). She said “something girly like butterflies” and “any animal” so I ended up with a pink and purple butterfly for the girl and a lion for the boy. This part is what took the most amount of time out of everything. It wasn’t difficult, just time consuming with lots of tiny parts to cut out and arrange.