This website, is another piece of puzzle to the beginning of me having the dream of a CUPCAKE SHOP! Vanilla Sprinkles is going to be some thing that brings joy and smiles to everyone, from something you eat. I want to show people the art of cake and cupcakes, not just through social media and YouTube, but personally eventually. I would love for you to follow and support me through this journey, and lets hope a bit cake can make some of the world smile. My favourite quote helps to describe what I mean.
“Always take a smile and a cupcake where ever you go.”
I hope this bring a smile to your face, or I do at least in the future.
Well, isn’t it a good day to fall in love on. Yeah it’s Valentine’s Day here in Aus, but there isn’t much left of it, so it’s a good job I have already found my love. I would like to announce to our little community, I have fallen in love with Wilton #2D tip.
This tip is the best thing invented for the perfect rosette. I thought my rosettes where pretty good looking, but now with this tip, I couldn’t be more happy with them. This tip make such a perfect swirl, it overlaps and falls in just the right spot, to give it that more realistic look.
This tip, was on sale and was a lucky bargain find. I can’t believe I had never seen this one before, I’m so happy. My favourite style of piping is the rosette, so if I can make it look better, it makes me so much happier!
I bought a few other tips, on that day too, which I’m not completely happy with yet, I just need more practice!
Love is finding the perfect tip!
P.S Check out Instagram and Facebook, for a little video!
LOVE IS THE AIR…….It’s that time of year were the people that are in love, rub it in the faces who don’t have love. Like me! This year I have made some gorgeous cupcakes for both the haters and the lovers.
The Hater Cupcake!
The hater cupcake, is made up of a red velvet cupcake with a secret, Milk Chocolate Sponge heart! Topped with fluffy vanilla buttercream, and a broken heart!
The Lover Cupcake!
The lover cupcake, is made up of a vanilla cupcake with a secret red velvet heart! Topped with fluffy vanilla buttercream, and a two hearts!
This is my favourite chocolate cake recipe. It is a simple sponge, which is light, fluffy and perfect with buttercream or ganache. This is just one of the basic recipes, that you will need for another recipe in the future!
Thank goodness for the school holidays, it means for me, so much more stuff gets done. So on Wednesday, my mummabear and I spent about half an hour looking around at flowers, for my Auntie who had lost her husband. I spent most of the trip, walking around, listening to Mummabear talking about flowers, don’t want to buy flowers, flowers die, she will mostly likely have loads of flowers. I thought Auntie needed something different, something that could really cheer her up, and what’s tons better than flowers, you guessed it CAKE!!! Cake makes everything better ! The next problem, was how could I make cakes, and something special to ease her loss and make her smile again. Then I remembered something I saw on Pinterest.
A CUPCAKE BOUQUET!!!
How beautiful is this for a gift!
So Mummabear, and I started rushing around the shops to find the bits and bobs to make this. Let’s just say trying to find a Styrofoam ball, isn’t easy especially in one small local shopping centre. But we did and then next problem was a pot to balance the ball on, but that was the easiest part. The next part is the fun bit, actually doing the flower part of this wonderful bouquet.
HOW I MADE IT?
The flowers a made of mini VANILLA CUPCAKES, topped with yummy sweet buttercream. Once we actually got back for the shops, I had about an hour to do the whole thing, before mummabear was going to need it. So off to work I went,and let’s just say I needed the whole hour. The cupcakes, are made with my basic vanilla cupcake recipe, along with my favourite vanilla buttercream, which is piped with no 7 pastry tube. To get the dual colour, I simply placed plain white buttercream on one side, then pink on other. Really simple and makes these look outstanding!!! The piping of the cupcakes, was the quickest part of the whole thing surprisingly. The hardest part was definitely trying to assemble and attach all the flower cupcakes. I used about 3 toothpicks per mini cupcake flower to hold them on the ball.
So Fridays are the day I always work, which can be slightly annoying. Well because you guys are like T.G.I.F, and I’m like I need Saturday right now! It is really not that bad. I just, well I think we all get the feeling of not wanting to go to work. I would much prefer to stay in my comfy bed!!! So off to my little job.
So today being a Friday, I went off to work, in a my actually pretty cool workplace, the problem is that it is about an hour by train! I finally made it in, and that’s when the feeling of I don’t want work kinda leaves and I’m all of sudden happy to do the job. My job is also one of the coolest jobs for a 16 year old, I basically spend my day icing cakes, and who wouldn’t want to do that. I could ice cakes for ages and ages, and when I get bored of one, all I have to do is stick that one in freezer to chill, and I can start another. See it’s a pretty cool thing to do. Also as the place I ice cakes for, does lots and lots, there is always plenty of ganache and buttercream, and you never have not enough!
So today’s tasks, at my nearly dream job, was to ice 5 different kinds of cake, which eventually equaled to me icing 12 of them! Yep 12 cakes, lets just say that got me though my whole day and more. The cakes I iced today were mainly chocolate based, but I did do a few red velvets too. I really wish I had some pictures, because now that I have been doing it for a few weeks, they actually look really good and professional. My mentor-supervisor-personmbob is incredible to watch, and today she told me my red velvets were beautiful, I was extremely happy. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, and to be honest with you, I’m still smiling now too.
So my day in life of Assistant Pastry Cook is pretty good life, don’t you think