“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” -Coco Chanel
I was asked to make cupcakes for two sisters' birthdays. Both are into fashion and name brands so I thought what better than to put those labels right on the cupcake!
I decided to make these cupcakes from a pound cake recipe. I topped each cupcake with white buttercream icing. One of the birthday girl's favorite brands were Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Tiffany & Co., Chanel, Michael Kors, and Swarovski. I used fondant to create these logos and placed them ontop of the white buttercream icing.
This is the Tiffany & Co. cupcake.
I used buttercream icing tinted "robin egg blue", and sprinkled a few edible sugar pearls. The white bow was made out of fondant.
This is the Swarovski cupcake.
It was a little more challenging but I decided to go freehand and draw on their signature swan logo with an edible black marker.
This is the Michael Kors cupcake.
This is the Chanel cupcake,
I used two Cs cut from a strip of black fondant and layered them to make the logo. I then layered the thin fondant below that to create a contrasting pattern, which you'd see on many Chanel handbags.
This is the Fendi cupcake.
A lot of Fendi handbags and shoes show their logo as a never-ending sea of Fs! So that's what I tried to create for this cupcake. I dusted the underlying fondant with some brown food coloring to give it that true Fendi look.
This is the Dolce & Gabbana cupcake.
Again, I used black fondant to cut out the letters. I decided to imprint the underlying white fondant with a quilted pattern to give it a more elegant look.
The order was for mini cupcakes to spell out happy birthday, as well as six regular-sized custom cupcakes. This is what the end result was.
I really enjoyed doing something different like this. It made me think outside the box as to how to incorporate what the birthday girls liked.
From what I hear, they were a hit :)