We baked cupcakes for the SPCA Cupcake day, so glad to do this for a very good cause :) This is all happening all over the country, the official day is on Monday 24 August but someone from my work has organised for our Cupcake day today instead, she asked for volunteer to do this event at our office, Spark Central in Wellington today. We had 4 cupcake bakers and we raised a total of $462! Isn't that awesome?
Here is our cupcake that we contribute to the the event :)
So the preparation and the baking was done yesterday, today was the actual cupcake selling day.
First of all, we made the cupcake topper the day before so its ready to be used when the cupcake are done. All you need to make the fondant doggy and paw print topper are:
Mix the brown fondant with some of the white to get the desired brown colour. We made 3 differemt brown shades, light brown, medium brown & dark brown. Use some water and to stick the fondant together and then add the eyes and the dots around the cheeks with black edible marker, then lastly use the red edible marker to draw in the mouth. This is what they will look like...soo cute! :)
Next we make the paw prints, we need:
The picture below should give you a clear idea of how to put them together. Its very simple and we only used some water with the same brush we use to make the doggy topper.
This is what they will look like as the finished result...aren't they cute? :P
Now that the toppers are ready, its time to make the cupcakes. We made our fave lemon cupcakes, the recipe is in our recipe section HERE.
While we wait for the cupcakes to cool in the cooling rack we made the icing. Usually we make lemon whipped cream but seeing that we are making a lot to sell the next day we decided buttercream icing is a better way to go. We made the buttercream icing then pipe it on top of the cupcake using Wilton 2D piping tip, after they are completely cooled.
They are almost ready, so lastly just put the topper we have prepared on top of the icing :)
Tadaa! That's it, we're all done!
Here they are in our cupcake carrier, ready to be transported for SPCA Cupcake Day :)
Its so awesome to be a part of a worthwhile cause to help the SPCA.
We might have to do it again next year ;-)