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My Cake Decorating Adventure – 9 – Giant Cupcake

Everyone that knows me, knows that I love baking cupcakes…so ask me to bake a Giant Cupcake and I think  that all my Christmases has come at once :D. And this is exactly what we had to do for the last lesson in the Beginners class.

The cupcake was a butterscotch sponge and I decorated it, using Sugar paste and Rum flavoured buttercream and royal icing. It was a little bit of a challenge for me to get the sugar paste on the base of the cupcake but after an hour, LOL, I had it on and it looked great ;). I only had about 45 minutes left to decorate the rest of the cake and I think, although it may sound strange, help me.  My tutor Kim always says to me that I think too much and i am trying to be too neat…so with only that much time left…I had no time to think and I just had to make sure the cake looks like something before the end of the class.

I loved the way the cupcake turned out and to be honest….this one will not be eaten….it’s still on my dining room table, just standing there, looking pretty 🙂


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

10 responses »

  1. This is so much better than my first attempt at a giant cupcake. I like yours.

  2. Very very pretty!!

  3. A work of art…now, who ate it??? 🙂 Ally

  4. chindeep3141

    SOOOOO pretty Nel! You should be proud! 🙂

  5. Just beautiful…I so wanna learn to do that too.


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