Looking For The Most Beautiful Cupcakes You've Ever Seen

Baking By mrswendel Updated 26 Oct 2011 , 9:33pm by LateBloomer

mrswendel Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 7:51pm
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Hi All,

I've been asked to do some cupcakes (I don't do alot of cupcakes-I tend to focus on cakes) and the client's request is for me to do "the most beautiful cupcakes that she has ever seen". I have a few designs in mind, but was hoping that some of you avid cupcakers would share the most beautiful cupcakes that you have ever seen. I'm hoping that it may generate some more design ideas.
*on a side note, I also have to do a couple of "manly" cupcakes in the same order so if you have any in mind, that would be great!
Thanks in advance!

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artscallion Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 8:10pm
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Someone might think glitter and bling on a pink cuppie is beautiful, while another person may think that's crass and cheap. I would ask the customer to please clarify what she means by that, or to at least give you a little guidance as to what she considers beautiful. If you don't know what she means you are setting yourself up for disappointment on her part which will translate to trouble for you.

cherrycakes Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 8:11pm
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Could you give us a few parameters? All buttercream, all fondant, flowers, swirls, etc.?

mrswendel Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 8:24pm
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She didn't really have anything in mind, which is why she left it up to me.
The only thing that she mentioned was that one of the celebrants really likes flowers and one of them is a man who likes birds.
With respect to mediums, I was wanting to do a combination of all buttercream, fondant, along with some different techniques so there is a variety, so really anything goes.

cherrycakes Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:05pm
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Here are a few that I have saved in my favourites - I especially love the first ones!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/755293
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1858024
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2025184

CookieD-oh Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:33pm
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labmom Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 11:16pm
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These are from the gallery of SJIH here on cake central.
cakecentral.com/gallery/2146097 2146092 2146075 2146086

I don't know how to transfer the addresses but they are from SJIH..
from england. She is very nice and very helpful. I have pmd her several times
for information on finding the embossing info.

I hope you can see these they are georgeous.....

mariacakestoo Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 11:26pm
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Flickr. The most beautiful cakes and cupcakes are on Flickr.

ILoveDaffodils Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 11:30pm
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Check out this website. There are some beutiful cupcakes and some funones too. http://www.cakesbylorinda.com.au/gallery/cupcakes/

scp1127 Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 7:51am
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Cupcations is my hero.

http://cupcations.blogspot.com/

She's a CC member too.

mrswendel Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 1:26pm
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Thanks everyone! Those are some beautiful cupcakes...definitely have given me some more ideas to work with!

Cupcations Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by scp1127

Cupcations is my hero.

http://cupcations.blogspot.com/

She's a CC member too.




Thank you S icon_redface.gif

Here are a couple of websites that actually inspire me

http://manywhitebowls.blogspot.com/

For Bluehue a member here on CC. Love all her work cupcakes, cakes & cookies very elegant & unique!


http://bellacupcakes.blogspot.com/

Vanessa's CCs are AMAZING!! So is her photography!
She also has a FB page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/creativecakeacademy/

Creative Cake Academy on Flick

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 4:08pm
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Agreed, the most beautiful cupcakes are in flickr pages. My favorites, too, are Zalita's and Vanessa's (Bella cupcakes).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bellacupcakes/sets/72157625753340615/

And her blog and facebook links are above.

teresa61625 Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 7:27am
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I love this post..I love looking at the most perfect things to give me inspiration for future projects or just to strive to do things the best. I have not attempted cupcakes like these but it is what I would love to create when I do attempt it! All these people are really amazing in what they do!

Apti Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 9:48am
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mrswendall~~Thank you for starting this thread! I have really enjoyed seeing so many lovely cupcake designs.

Even though this isn't my thread, I would love to see more buttercream designs. The fondant designs are exquisite, but must take forever to create. Are there any more stunning buttercream, piped examples?

(and I LOVE the cupcations cupcakes as well!)

scp1127 Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 11:34am
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Cupcations, do you mind sharing what you use under the fondant? Do you fill, use buttercream, a little or a lot? And do you find that people bite into the fondant or do they take it off, much like both ways on a cake?

Your work is beautiful.

enchantedcreations Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 11:36am
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Love this thread.......

check out these! creme-delicious.com

Cupcations Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 3:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Apti

mrswendall~~Thank you for starting this thread! I have really enjoyed seeing so many lovely cupcake designs.

Even though this isn't my thread, I would love to see more buttercream designs. The fondant designs are exquisite, but must take forever to create. Are there any more stunning buttercream, piped examples?

(and I LOVE the cupcations cupcakes as well!)




Thank you Apti!
I find that most people like the traditional swirl, lately I've been doing A LOT of swirls & then topped with some fondant accents, but here are some other "piped" examples:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259926410706190&set=a.259169580781873.70907.215268065172025&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259250824107082&set=a.259169580781873.70907.215268065172025&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259252277440270&set=a.259169580781873.70907.215268065172025&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259253040773527&set=a.259169580781873.70907.215268065172025&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=260288507336647&set=a.259169580781873.70907.215268065172025&type=3&theater

Quote:
Originally Posted by scp1127

Cupcations, do you mind sharing what you use under the fondant? Do you fill, use buttercream, a little or a lot? And do you find that people bite into the fondant or do they take it off, much like both ways on a cake?

Your work is beautiful.




Thank you again S!
I use BC under my fondant just enough to make it stick not dome I would say around 1 tsp or so. Whereas to eating the fondant lol I've only been present once while people eating my cupcakes, that time they ate the whole thing including the decos icon_rolleyes.gif , but every person is different, personally I cant eat the fondant, too sweet for me!

Apti Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 4:09pm
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Cupcations~~I am stunned by your talent.

LateBloomer Posted 26 Oct 2011 , 9:33pm
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Thanks for all the amazing ideas. Anyone remember way back when you stuck a cherry on top with an angelica leaf and thought that was pretty!

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