I was asked to bake a batch of colour-themed cupcakes for an engagement and apply henna for the bride-to-be. Both things I really like doing. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t do this for a living, full-time and professionally. I honestly can’t think of anything I’d love more than to wake up each day, go into the kitchen and bake for hours at an end. And if you add in the occassional henna assignments, I’d be delighted. But, whatever, lord knows if such dreams can actually bear fruition.. and worse still, if I’d one day tire of my passions if I started to use them as a means of earning an income *shudder*
Anyway, here are some pictures of the cupcakes. I used my new favorite devil’s food cake recipe, filled the centre of each cupcake with a cream cheese and mascarpone filling and topped it all off with a generous swirl of meringue buttercream. Luxe or what?? 🙂 Normally I don’t put fillings in my cupcakes but I thought these rich chocolate cakes would benefit greatly from the slight tang of the 2-cheese filling. And I made the meringue buttercream slightly sweeter to complement the not-so-sweet cake. The engagement is tonight and I hope these will be well-received!
Want to take a crack at guessing the color-theme for these cupcakes? heh..
These are some pics of the henna that was applied onto the bride’s hands and feet. Thanks Shan, for taking such lovely pictures!
I know this is a food blog but I hope you dun mind looking thru these henna pics.. I really wanted to share them with ya’ll cos I love looking at the designs. It’s so beautiful, dun you think? I especially like the way the patterns on her feet turned out…