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post #1 of 24
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Hi fellow cc'ers

I've recently been attending the local osteopath for a trapped ulnar nerve which has left me unable to do lots of things in my daily life including any cake at all 😿. This lady has just been wonderful and may just save me from going under the surgeons knife.

I'd like to, when I feel better, make her some cupcakes as I won't manage a cake and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to decorate them? I've seen some nice thank you designs but she is so good and so passionate about what she does it would be nice to incorporate it into the cupcakes.

Any suggestions,ideas or any help at all to get the creative juices flowing would be most appreciated.

Many Thanks

Dee
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post #2 of 24

first of all so sorry about your (hand/wrist/arm/shoulder/elbow) ulnar issue

 

so glad that you have a worthy medical pathway and someone to trust for a guide

 

you could make a small hand cupping the word thanks placed palm up

 

small hand holding one pretty flower on a stem

 

hand holding a wire whip to signify baking/caking

 

to be bizarre and graphic have a white iced red velvet cupcake as if it were split open on top by a pointy knife made out of nice stiff fondant maybe pipe a few 'red drops' for effect and write 'just say no' on the blade

 

to illustrate your joy of not having to get surgery

 

i hope that's within your particular circumference at this point

 

you could write the word 'thanks' out of fondant in 'fingers'--so each letter looks like a finger or several fingers

 

hope i'm not grossing you out icon_biggrin.gif

 

hope you feel better soon and are back to full mobility in nanoseconds!!!

love me some cake buzzzzz

 

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post #3 of 24
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Hi K8memphis

First of all I'm impressed with your knowledge on the whole ulnar nerve it's effecting every where you've mentioned 😫.

Love your ideas believe it or not the knife one made me laugh out loud she would appreciate that one too and the fingers gives me lots to think about

Thank you for the swift reply and fantastic ideas
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post #4 of 24

i hope it's only on one side at least!!

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i'm really glad i didn't gross you out

the knife was my first idea so i tried to ease into it icon_biggrin.gif

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Miscellaneous-SMALL-HANDS-Chocolate-Candy-Mold-2-3-8-x-1-1-2-/360408604272#vi-content

 

just a thought

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Finger-tips/

 

not sure this is all approved for making edibles but it's a great idea too

 

take care!!!

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post #5 of 24
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It's only the one side my right side........and I'm right handed of course 😡.

You really are a forum superstar thank you for all the trouble you went to.

It's most appreciated.

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post #6 of 24

Hi, I saw some great cupcakes at Oakmont Bakery in Pittsburgh PA. They call them "attitude cupcakes" , I am sure they have a web site. They were different characters and $2.50 . I also saw some cool ones on Dessert Flair on their Cupcake Flair page. Good luck.

post #7 of 24
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Hi cakemann

Thanks for the reply I'll check out those websites site for some ideas

Thanks again 😃
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post #8 of 24
I know that you are looking for ideas on how to decorate your cupcakes but I have a website that has recipes for the cupcakes themselves. Im a hobby baker and making from scratch scared me at first but I made the ultimate vanilla cupcakes they are so yummy even my daughter who is picky loves them. Its cupcakeproject.com. hopefully you don't have to have surgery, I ended up having surgery for my ulnar nerve but sounds like you are doing great without surgery. Best of luck to you and happy baking
post #9 of 24
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Hi Katzita

I'll certainly take a look at your web page I can sympathise with the ulnar nerve problem it's extremely painful and I'm hoping I'll be able to avoid surgery I think the 6-8 week recovery would be enough to drive me slowly insane 😁

Thanks for the reply
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post #10 of 24
I sometimes use chocolate covered Oreo molds as cupcake Toppers minus the Oreo. As in I put candy melts in the mold only about 1/4 of the way. Spinningleaf has a nice "thank you" one. It's so much easier than piping especially in your case...do one color and brush some Pearl dust on it for a nice sheen.

I've also seen a "hands" chocolate mold several places online and for cheap. Using chocolate molds for decorations is simple and often yields impressive results. Love all of K8's ideas....true pro right there.

So sorry about your condition, but so glad you found a good, knowledgeable doc to handle it icon_smile.gif.
post #11 of 24
Here's a "thank you" Oreo mold sample:
post #12 of 24

I was going to suggest candy molds but someone beat me to it icon_biggrin.gif. If piping is still a problem, you could ice them with melted buttercream; much tastier than most fondant!  I read it here a long time ago but used it only once. You just microwave your buttercream (on low, a little at a time) until it's proper dipping consistency. Dip your cupcakes into it, allow to set, then decorate with a pretty piece of candy or chocolate from a mold. It sets to a nice smooth finish. I'm pretty sure it would only work with ABC and not meringue-based. I actually used melted chocolate buttercream for the strawberries on this cake so you can see the look.

 

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Uh, weird link...hope it works.

post #13 of 24
Lol sorry I made it sound like the Cupcakeproject is my personal web page.... I wish it was but thats not the fact its a web page that I stumbled apon . I've only tried the ultimate vanilla cupcakes on the web page and like I said they are quite yummy.

Happy Baking icon_biggrin.gif
Kat
post #14 of 24
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Hey hotpink lipgloss,

Great idea which would save me from piping at all until I'm hopefully 100% better. I'll have a search for those moulds wouldn't get them here in Dublin.

Thanks so much for the pic having an image is so so helpful.
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post #15 of 24

Honestly I would keep it simple for your sake.  Just do a simple buttercream swirl and maybe some fondant heart decorations or pink and red sprinkles since Valentine's Day is coming. 
 

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