I just wanted to put up a quick post to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween, and to thank those of you who turned out today for Cupcake Camp London. It was a really fun event and we had a great turn out with thousands of cupcakes (nearly 2,500!) and loads of eaters. There were so many amazing cupcakes, I don’t know how people decided on which ones to get! I baked four different flavours for the event: Pink Champagne, Blood Velvet (aka Red Velvet), Cookies & Cream, and Apple Spice, and sold out in just over an hour! All proceeds from the day went to the North London Hospice Society, and although I don’t know the total amount raised I’m sure it was a lot! I’ll do a full re-cap of the event soon, but in the mean time I’ll leave you with a picture of my Halloween inspired brain cupcake. Beware – it’s pretty gruesome!
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When you’re a kid the day of your birthday party is pretty much the most important day of the year (ok, maybe aside from Christmas, and Halloween). There’s always such a build up of anticipation leading up to the big day. What presents will you get? What will your birthday cake look like? And worst of all, what if you’re friends forget to come?
And it’s that level of excitement that I love to re-create when I decorate cakes for other people – especially my little boy. He turned two this year, and although he’s not quite old enough to choose the design for his cake, I was pretty sure a Very Hungry Caterpillar cake would make him a very happy boy indeed. And a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed dessert table would make me even happier! Instead of only featuring a variety of shades of green, I also opted for a rainbow theme to tie all my desserts together.
– Rainbow Birthday Cake with a Very Hungry Caterpillar on top
– Chocolate Cupcakes with matching fruit and leaves from the book
– Vanilla Cupcakes
– Rainbow Jello
– “Caterpillar Food” aka mixed fruit candy
One of my favourite little details were something I didn’t even make! The folks over at DotComGiftShop were nice enough to send me some red and white paper straws, and some adorable little vintage style 1/2 pint milk bottles to display my drinks in. The bottles were the perfect size for little hands to hold.
In the coming days I’ll be posting the recipes and tutorials for some of the desserts I made, but for now I’ll leave you with a few more pictures of the party. Enjoy!