Friday, September 18, 2009

Cupcake Tower

Had a wonderful time creating this fantasy cupcake tower for a little girl's first birthday! The theme was girly, pink and princess all wrapped into one and in the end, I think it was pretty and fit the bill! The cupcake tower came uncovered as a recycled piece of cardboard. I purchased heavy duty wrapping paper and covered the layers with that to give it a more dressed up feel. I also added small rosettes to the tiers and pretty pink tulle. The cupakes fit very well on the tower and on top I place a giant cupcake as the centerpiece. Of course, the handmade fondant toppers in the shape of princess crowns, magic wands, sparkly stars and pretty flowers added a royal touch! There were also fondant butterflies and a giant number one gracing the top tier--have to make it extra special for the first birthday--only happens once!
The giant cupcake on top was covered in frilly/fluffy pink buttercream and laced with edible pearlized dusting powder-it gave it a little glowing shimmer that made the whole thing sparkle--I'd say it was definately fit for a little princess!