Last Saturday, my friend Genevieve and I woke up nice and early to attend a cupcake charity drive held by Planet Cake. The aim of the day was to decorate 3500 cupcakes to be delivered to Sydney’s homeless on Christmas Eve. We know cupcakes aren’t life changing, but who wouldn’t appreciate a yummy cupcake? I know i’ll never say no to one!
Not only were we there for a great cause, we also had lots of fun and learned a few tips and tricks as well. We made a pretty funky looking cupcakes and so cute ones too. So much so that i can’t bear to eat them!
Here are the cupcakes we had to make. Since we were the morning shift, our aim was 1000 cupcakes in 2 hours.
Joseph was our team leader who guided us through the steps.
The un-iced cupcakes. Imagine how much batter and hours of baking to make 3500 cupcakes!
Christmas pudding cupcakes. Decorated with chocolate and white fondant.
Elf cupcakes – one of my favourites! They look so life like with the hat and ears.
Another favourite of mine is the Santa. Decorated with fondant and royal icing.
These poinsettia cupcakes were gorgeous. I don’t think the photo does it justice but it really was beautiful with the green and red and gold cachous.
And last but not least, snowman cupcakes. Decorated with blue and white fondant and orange fondant for it’s nose. The face and body parts were painted on with black edible paint. Too cute.
See what i mean by them being too cute to eat?