Sunday, 13 October 2013

Cupcake Celebration Cake (as seen in the docrafts Bake magazine)

I have been lucky enough to be commissioned to make a series of cakes for the docrafts Bake magazine which was on sale with the newsstand September issue of the docrafts Creativity magazine! One of my briefs was to create a celebration cupcake design using the Little Venice Cake Company products. I am always looking for ways to challenge myself, so I decided it would be a good idea to push the boundaries of gravity! Here’s the finished result.....

There were about 45 cupcakes in total, both large and small, and it was a challenge to figure out how to assemble them into a tower! The theory was a type of helter-skelter, with bands of chocolate, violet and lavender cakes tumbling down the sides. 
After much experimenting, I decided upon creating a tower of polystyrene rings, secured together with glue. I covered them with two sheets of pale lavender and silver tissue paper, securing into position with pins, then stuck the whole creation to my cake board with butter cream.
Then for the fun bit! To determine how many cupcakes I needed to make, I attached cupcake cases to the tower with cocktail sticks, then played with colours by adding stickers/felt pens to the cases to get a feel for the design.
Full steps and instructions can be found in the September docrafts Bake magazine.
Have fun and thank you for looking!
Jill x


  1. It looks amazing....
    I do love a cupcake or three.... and of course anything with purple in it is perfect in my eyes! x

    1. Thought you may like the colours on this Nikki! Thank you x

  2. Wow... that is super-gorgeous! x

  3. Umm Wow! That's gorgeous. Must have taken forever! Love the combo of colours- although purple is my nemesis (am truly scared of using that colour!!).

  4. Oh wow Jill, I havn't ever seen anything like this and it is just amazing.
    One alone is stunning, but all together a work of art.

    Claire x.


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