To cut a long story short. I believed that the order had been canceled due to illness until the customer rang that lunchtime to confirm a pick up time. At which point she explained to me that they were still needed as it was her mother that had been taken ill & gone into hospital but the cupcakes were actually for her mother-in-law's birthday not her mothers.
Naturally I did not want to disappoint, so needless to say I was flat out & up to my elbows in flour, sugar & butter for the rest of the day & I think used every bowl available.
Luckily I had already made the sugar flowers as they need time to dry otherwise I would of been in real trouble, anyway I made it with about 2 mins to spare before the pick & I think they turned out really pretty!
There were 3 dozen cupcakes for a females 60th birthday & they requested 'Blondie' (a simple vanilla butter cake) & white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream combination however the rest of the appearance was left to me to decide so I went for a nice feminine trio of colours for the buttercream in baby pink, lemon yellow & pale green.
Next I added a good sprinkle of pink, yellow & white sugar pearls to all the cupcakes.
I used white blossoms, all of which I highlighted with a white lustre dust then I finished half of them with yellow centres & the other half with pink centres using petal dusts & sugar pearls. I also gave each flower a single green leaf.
I used the flowers with yellow centres on the pink buttercream, the ones with pink centres on the yellow buttercream & a mixture of both on the green buttercream along with the 3 "Happy Birthday 60" toppers I also made.
They also hired a 5 tier cupcake stand for this order to make a real features of the cupcakes.