Saturday, June 11, 2011

Relay for Life Cupcakes

A good friend of mine, Melissa, has spent months organizing a team -  Running With Sissors - for this years' Relay for Life event in Nepean.  After much hard work, the team had a couple of last minute dropouts and I was asked to help out.  I felt that as I hadn't done any fundraising, I should contribute something other than just putting my feet on the track.  Well, what do folks planning an all-nighter need?  SUGAR!

The Canadian Cancer Society has turned the daffodil into an icon so I knew I wanted some daffodils involved.

gum paste daffodils

The cupcakes and buttercream icing were both lemon with lots of fresh zest for zing.   A few small yellow blossoms and some in complimentary blue to accent half the cupcakes.

I gather they were a hit as they disappeared in the blink of an eye!  The daffodils turned out so well, I can't wait to make some more and do a cake.  It would need some lemon curd in the filling I think.  

Sometimes, I like the inside flavours of a cake to be a mystery.  Other times, like here with the daffodils, I like the decorations to put the flavour in your mind before you taste.

Doesn't that look like it would taste of fresh lemons?

The event was a success.  So many people came and put hard work into raising money and awareness into the prevention and cure of Cancer.  We all have all been touched by this disease in one way or another.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if this indiscriminate disease could be eradicated?


gateaux rose said...

wow - these are stunning!!

Anonymous said...

wow! those look delicious! great job on the flowers

Kitty said...

You've done a beautiful job on the daffodils and the other flowers look very sweet as well.
I'm just not very good at gum paste, where did you learn your technique? You should consider a tutorial!

Kind regards, Kitty :)

Tam said...

hi kitty - beyond a Wilton gumpaste class at Michaels - I am self taught! I've done a couple of tutorials and I would like to do more - they are a lot of work to photograph, Kudos to those who do the awesome ones I've watched on Youtube. That's where I've learned most of what I do.

Misbah said...

Beautiful daffodils.

Nancy said...

I would love a how-to on the daffodils! The only ones that I know how to make are with royal icing, but these look much more realistic than those do. I'm in the advanced gum paste flowers class right now - just finished the petals for my lillies and doing class 3 tonight :) I love all of your work... so inspiring.