here comes the bride, all dressed in white


Boy has it been a busy few days! Since Thursday I have been up to my eyes in fondant, icing sugar, buttercream and everything else sweetness and light! As some of my friends and followers will know I volunteered to make the favours at my best friend’s mum’s wedding as my gift to her and her hubby to be! I blogged back in January of my inspiration and my trial cupcakes https://mylifemyblogzane.wordpress.com/?s=wedding&submit=Search , now the night before the big day I can show you the final finished piece!

Knowing how fiddly the mini fondant cupcake toppers were and how long 20 took last time and knowing I had 86 to make, 43 brides and 43 grooms I decided to plan in advance and start making them on Thursday.

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Surprisingly I got them all done and basically finished in the one day, with a few finishing touches left to complete the next day. Four hours on and off and I knew I had to stop before making any more mistakes. I nearly cried when one of my grooms snapped in my hands!!

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Alongside making the wedding favours I decided to try making a wedding dress cupcake whilst I had my fondant out and I was on the wedding theme,  my cousin’s friend had shown me a picture she had found and asked if I’d be able to make one for an upcoming hen party.

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All I had left to do, fondant wise was to add my bow ties, now previously I had made them out of black fondant but for some reason this time round the white of my topper was a little smaller and the thought of making 43 teeny, tiny bow ties was soul destroying. After putting my thinking hat on I decided I could just hand paint the bow ties with black food colouring and well that’s just what I did. I also decided to run a line of black along the lapel of the tux to highlight it and make sure it didn’t look like a cardigan.

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Saturday night I whipped up and baked my mini cupcakes, then today I frosted them with vanilla buttercream and added the toppers.  The grooms of course where completed first and placed in rows, waiting on their brides.

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I then moved on to the brides, frosted them with the vanilla buttercream and then topped them with the bride toppers. All the brides waiting to meet their grooms.

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Finally the finished products, the brides and grooms together at last! 🙂

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As for the wedding dress/bride cupcake, I was actually quite pleased with the finished article, even though I don’t think I used the right nozzle or piping style for the bottom half of the dress.

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Fingers crossed when the bride sees her wedding favours tomorrow she will like them and be pleased!  I shall keep you updated, take lots of pictures tomorrow and fill you all in on Tuesday. 🙂

Zane xxxx

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