Exactly 1 year ago today after a hard days snowboarding Corey and I got engaged! I can't believe it has been a year already since we became engaged. We have been planning our wedding for exactly a year. It scares me a little because it means this last 4 months before the wedding is going to super duper fast.
To celebrate the occasion I decided to bake cupcakes. Cupcakes are my go to for any celebration! I used this tutorial from Little Betsy Baker as my inspiration.
After using fondant on dad's burger cake I was really keen to try using it again. This time I made a trip to the local cake decorating shop and bought myself some gel paste colours. They were so much easier to work with than the liquid colouring I used last time.
I used a vanilla cupcake recipe from my Planet Cake book and I must say I love this recipe. I am not sure what they taste like yet because I am waiting for Corey to get home from work before I eat one but they are the most perfect looking cupcakes I have ever made.
I covered the cupcakes in buttercream which I set let set in the fridge before hot knifing smooth. Then I covered them in fondant. For all you cake decorators out there do you use buttercream under your fondant or ganache? I have heard you can use both but is one better than the other. What do you prefer?
I am so happy with how these cupcakes turned out. They are not perfect by any means but they are a good start. I am excited to keep trying and keep learning and hopefully one day my cupcakes will look as good as the Planet Cake ones.