Cupcake couture

Some of you may have been wondering- what happened to the cupcakes I’d promised to post about? Did I forget?

Not at all!

Here they are, in a new avatar. Not just as deep and darkly satisfying cupcakes, but also Jungle animals that you can make with your kids! Or nieces 😉

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Seven lovely ladies with ages ranging from 6 to 36, joined me this morning to decorate cupcakes. And did we have fun!

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We learned about colouring fondant, creating dimensions and conjuring up the cutest creatures.

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Moms and daughters forged not just fondant, but also bonds with one another, designing their adorable animals. Giving them a smile or a goofy look…

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Benign lions rubbing shoulders with friendly tigers!

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Bashful giraffes and sleepy elephants!

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Fondant, flour and four hours of fun!

R

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. jevbert1234 says:

    Looks amazing! Great post!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you so much! I enjoyed going through your blog as well!
      Radhika

  2. Lynn Dias says:

    Benign lions rubbing shoulders with friendly tigers!

    Bashful giraffes and sleepy elephants!

    Radhika you sure lead an exciting life!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Dear Lynn, it’s certainly nonstop action!

  3. Manasee says:

    Hello Radhika ma’am, these look adorable. Once I am back from my little vacation, would definitely like to join such an engaging and interesting session.

    1. radhika25 says:

      Anytime! All the best to you. R

  4. Tahny Lowry says:

    Radhika! Girl, I wish I was at the table too! These are adorable!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Wish you were here too Tahny 🙂

  5. Your cupcakes are wonderful! I’m sure you’re lucky participants were very pleased!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you Laila. They certainly seemed happy with their creations!

  6. Oh Radhika, What a lovely gathering. I wish I was there too. So what did you do with all the benign lions, friendly tigers, bashful giraffes and sleepy elephants? Did you have them with tea? 😛

    1. radhika25 says:

      No, no…..I wish!
      Everyone took back their creations. and the ones i made- well they are going to a little girl today.
      R

  7. priya7011 says:

    OMG Radhika, looks like you had so much fun, the cupcakes turned out dashing!! Cutest cupcakes ever!!

  8. Fig & Quince says:

    talk about a wholesome gathering and delightful activity. all the cupcakes are adorable but the giraffe I must confess is my fave

    1. radhika25 says:

      He was my favourite too 🙂 and I actually felt guilty….as though I were favoring one of my kids over the other.
      R

  9. The cupcakes are beautiful. so artistic and creative and can’t forget delicious.

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you Suzanne. I really enjoy the energy of the classes. I love teaching!

  10. They look brilliant, what a great morning – would have loved to have been there!

    1. radhika25 says:

      I’d have loved that too 🙂

  11. Those are so much fun. Have to go with the elephant as my favourite as I’m loving the look of the eyes!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you Johnny. I liked them all, but liked the giraffe more than the rest.
      You should try Tish Boyle’s cupcakes. You can freeze half to have later. They were good.

  12. Fig & Quince says:

    I don’t have any nieces (bummer!) but I do have adorable nephews one of whom is old enough and interested enough in culinary activities and it’d be fun to do this with him one fine fun day. Auntie Azi’s cupcake and fondant making skills (or lack thereof) set aside!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Oh? I thought you’d mentioned that you had to find ways to entertain a young kid (and I assumed a niece not nephew).
      This does not require any skill in modelling. It’s all a series of geometric shapes.

      Tiger- circles for head, ears and snout. Triangles for stripes. Eyes.

      Giraffe- 2 circles for the face, one partially cut off (I used piping nozzles). 2 teardrop shaped ears, 2 horns, 2 eyes and some brown spots.

      Lion- outer circle cut with scalloped cutter. Face was a circle, rolled out to make an oval, then cut into a U. 2 small ears. 2 small circles form the snout. 3 circles form the eyes and nose. Fringe made with tiny pieces of fondant.

      Elephant- circle for face. A cone for the trunk. Two large circles for the ears, partially cut. Eyes in black, then a tiny blue circle cut in two to make the lids.

      Really easy! Have fun!

  13. Wow Radhika! these look beautiful. a zoo-ful of animals! how pretty they look! i love the giraffe especially. sounds like a fun session!

    1. radhika25 says:

      It was! Both the kids and the moms enjoyed themselves!

  14. Oh, my, these are too cute! Although I’m sure they’re delicious, I just wouldn’t be able to eat something so adorable… I’d probably try to freeze these cupcakes to admire them for years to come.

    1. radhika25 says:

      Hannah, you’re too kind.

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you very much for visiting, and for all your likes!
      Radhika

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