Yeah!!! Today is my birthday! Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my birthday banner and the birthday wishes! Super sweet!
For a few years now, it's been a tradition to make cupcakes for my birthday. I made these ones for my colleagues. Yesterday, I took the afternoon off to make the cupcakes. It cost me about 8 hours! I was so happy when I saw my bed, I can tell you that!
The photos were taken last night, so the lighting is awful. But you get the idea, I hope :). Every year I try something new. This year I brought my stamping hobby together with making cupcakes. I heard from someone (I can't remember who, so I can't give the credits...Sorry!) that you could use edible airbrush ink for stamping on fondant. Before I started I scrubbed my stamps thoroughly with detergent and warm water. Then inked a piece of Cut 'n Dry Stamp Felt with the edible air brush ink. I started stamping with the 34 (that's my age as of today ;)) from the Numero Stamp set. After that the sentiment of the French Kiss Stamp set. Unfortunately, the ink didn't stick to the stamp as well as I had hoped. Therefor not getting a crisp image. Later I tried the Wallpaper from Tim Holtz and that worked perfectly. The airbrush ink didn't look suitable with clear stamps, but it seems to work well with rubber stamps. I had a clear stamp ready to go, but to test my theory I chose a rubber one instead. The Fleur de Lis from the Paris to London Stamp set. Yes, my theory was confirmed, the rubber stamp worked perfectly with the edible airbrush ink! Lesson learned!
Stencils are also quite useful for decorating cupcakes. Such as icing (the icing with the consistency of sticky modeling paste) and icing sugar.
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