I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a very happy New Year.
The first blog post of the new year will, as always, be my great big cupcake round up.
I've included lots of my best cupcake designs of 2012, some simple, some not so simple but all equally scrumptious.
Something a little silly to start....
Teddy Bears Drowning in Frosting Cupcakes
I love these cupcakes, they are almost entirely decorated with buttercream frosting with only a fondant nose and eyes. I love the fact that the ears are giant white chocolate buttons and lets face it, the bears are just freaking adorable!
Breakfast at Tiffany's Cupcakes
I absolutely loved make these Breakfast at Tiffany's cupcakes.
I love the movie, I love Audrey and I love these cupcakes.
Panda Mini Cake
I love this Panda mini cake.
This little Panda was a new character for Buttercream Bakery but he has become a firm favourite, this afternoon I'm making a set of four playful Pandas. I absolutely love the bamboo border and that gorgeous green against the crisp white of the cake.
Miniature Patisserie Cupcakes
My miniature patisserie cupcakes have become one of my most popular designs, which is great because I absolutely love making them.
One of my new years resolutions is to post more tutorials, I am going to start with a patisserie style miniature, so if you are wondering how I make these you won't have too long to wait.
The baguettes are awesome!
Oooh it's all gone very French. What can I say about this cupcake.....to my mind it is perfect in every way, I love the combination of the mini macaron and chocolate Eiffel Tower, I want to try all sorts of different colours, I think pink macarons would look gorgeous.
Miniature Teddy Bear & Tower of Cake Cupcake
This little miniature was actually really simple to make and I really loved the finished article. This bear is particularly cute and I love how in awe he is at the towering cakes before him.
Dexter's Laboratory Cupcake
This cupcake took me right back to my childhood, 90s cartoons were awesome and Dexter's Laboratory was always one of my favourites.
The fact that this is now considered retro makes me feel about 100.
Grazing Sheep Cupcakes
Damn that's a cute sheep! I don't even like sheep and I love him. I can't wait for Spring this year, I'll be making little sheep and lambs galore.
Fall Leaves Cupcakes
These cupcakes are so pretty and so wonderfully autumnal, they remind me of being wrapped up warm, walking through the woods with leaves crunching beneath your feet and the cold wind against your cheeks.
Aeroplane Party Cupcakes
This aeroplane set just had to be included in my favourite cupcakes of the year. For a start look at that bear!! He's a pilot! He may be the cutest cupcake bear of all time.
I also loved making the little aeroplanes, they're really sweet and the birthday boy absolutely loved them.
Miniature Zombie Teddy Bear Mob Cupcake
Not all my teddy bears are cute. These ones are positively terrifying!
I love this topper though, the green zombie bear is my favourite mainly because I love the ribs and skull sticking out.
Halloween Gravestone Cupcakes
I love both of these gravestone designs, the R.I.P. Diet is so funny and I love the crushed Oreo dirt on the one below.
With Halloween over we are delving straight into Christmas time, with some designs you have probably seen quite recently.
This Christmas miniature is probably one of my all time favourite cupcakes, I had never made a puppy that small before but he wasn't too difficult and the sofa was just so fun to make, I've never seen such a cute sofa.
Mini Christmas Cakes
So that's it, my favourite cakes and cupcakes of 2012, I can't wait to see what 2013 has to offer.
I'll be working on my favourite recipes of 2012 next so stay tuned, it's going to be a good one.
x x x