I've been a busy gal over the weekend. I was asked by a friend to make Mimosa cupcakes for her Big Hat Brunch. If you recall, I made chocolate cupcakes for her last year in the form of hats. So this year, another brunch led to another brunch inspired cupcake. I never heard of a Mimosa cupcake until she asked, but thought - cupcakes and cocktails - you can't go wrong.
I looked online for a few recipes, and some of them really looked good, but most seemed involved and honestly for a drink that is so simple to make, I thought that the cupcake should be just as easy. Eventually, I ended up using a recipe that I have orange buttermilk cupcakes and altered it by adding champagne to make it a Mimosa cupcake. Can I just say....HELLO!!!!!
Here are the cupcakes packed away - they were put into gift boxes for the guests to take as favors. You can't really see it in the pictures, but there is a champagne syrup drizzled onto the frosting.....cupcake heaven.
Here are the gift boxes I mentioned; I think this is such a cute idea!
I received another request last week to do a cake for an anniversary. I normally try and stick to cupcakes but, I do make cakes. The client wanted my Triple Vanilla Cake for her sister's wedding anniversary. She requested that it have red and green colors and strawberries all around. I was worried about the request initially because it made me think about Christmas and I also couldn't figure out how to make the strawberries work into it. I mean I think of anniversary cakes and silver, pearl and gold come to mind, but after doing some research it seems that it's common to have red and green anniversary cakes. I was told that red was for love and green was for propsperity - who knew?!!! In any case, I was happy to take on the challenge and figure out a way to give my client what she asked for.
Here's the finished product:
My client said her sister absolutely loved the cake and ate all the strawberries first. To be honest, I think I would have done exactly the same thing!