Sunday, November 8, 2009

Little Ballerinas

It's my daughter's ballet school's teacher / Principle's birthday last Friday. I have always love the idea of making those cute ballerinas or even their shoes on cakes or cupcakes. And I think to myself..."this is the "golden" opportunity for me to make some ballerina cupcakes!" Furthermore it will cheer up the teacher and the little ballerinas if I do bring them a nice treat during class. ;) So I did not think twice and got to work immediately since my girls have their ballet lesson every Saturday. I have to say my girls are always very supportive when I were to do such "projects", because they are always very excited about the decorations I put on my cakes/cupcakes. ;) I have once again used butter cake and Devil's food cake for the cupcakes, same as my last project. ;) Anyway, here is what I came up with: Sorry, I was again so rush for time that I have failed to take nice pictures with good lighting. :-P *don't I always* I was decorating the cupcakes up to the very last minute before we hurry off to lesson yesterday morning! Good thing my girls prepped themselves and waited patiently for me to finish up everything. *Lucky me* :)
So let me present to you one at a time my work for your viewing pleasure. ;) First up is a pair of fondant moulded ballerina shoes. This is probably the most popular idea for cupcakes. And it wasn't too hard moulding the shoes too...well comparing to what I did last time. ;)
Ballet dress, which again I used tinted fondant to do the job. A simple and yet nice design...I think, hahaha! My little daughter love this design the best...she kept saying "I want the pink dress!" For a moment I was thinking is she asking for a new pink dress or the cupcake, hahaha!

Last design is Dancing Ballerina. I probably came up with
6 different dancing poses with this design. Professionally speaking...they are very likely not correct ballet poses, but with a fine tip and piping bag...I guess these are the best I can come up with. :-P Wonder what are the poses? Okay, here's the photo I took of the 11 ballerinas after I just finish piping them the night before. ;)

With my pair of shaking hands, I had still managed to pipe, one shy of a dozen dancing ballerinas on the cupcakes. I just hope the teacher won't laughed at some of the poses I made up, hahaha!
Some of the cupcakes are individually packed, to be given to the real little ballerinas in my daughter's class. I have also packed a box of four for the teacher to enjoy. It's funny she later SMS me and told me she did not have the heart to bite into the cupcakes! She said it's too nice to be eaten, hahaha! I am so glad that she likes them so much and I was further rewarded when my daughter's friends all overjoyed and thank me upon receiving a cupcake each. ;)
Frankly speaking I had so much fun making these cupcakes. If I have to do it over again...I will! ;0 I guess it's all about the love and passion in baking. ;) Hopefully there will be a lot more of these fun and challenging projects for me in the future! Have a good day friends!

22 comments:

meiling said...

Wow, have professional standard la...

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hahaha, thanks for the compliment Meiling. ;)

Anncoo said...

WOW! So beautiful and creative!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Anncoo! I'm glad you think my work is beautiful. ;)

Von said...

Wow- these cupcakes are so beautiful!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Von!

Kitchen Corner said...

WOW!! Very pretty cupcakes! Really impressed! I still don't have the passion to make this. It looks quite difficult for me. Hope you could teach me next time and inspired me :P

ReeseKitchen said...

Thanks!! Its really great..:) Hope i can come up with those nice cupcakes one day!! Btw, Cheryl LOVES it, and said 'Aunty BB is really clever'...;p

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Grace! It's actually not that difficult, just need patience and a pair of steady hands. Yes, we can do a batch of decorated cupcakes together if we meet up. Once again...when are you going to come to KL for your next visit?

Thanks so much Reese & Cheryl! Your constant support is very important to me. ;) Will make more for you ladies next time.

youfei said...

Awww that's really really nice and sweet of you!

Reminds me of my ballet classes in the past =p How I wished I had continued with ballet *sobs sobs* Hmm..if only my mum did that kinda thing for me wahahah!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wah Youfei...you went ballet before? Wow, your mom is already so nice, she send you to ballet! Mine just ask me to play with sand! Hahaha! *kidding* Anyway, thanks for the compliment. ;)

Ee Peng said...

These are so so pretty!! Love the shoes and the ballerina poses.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Ee Peng! Glad you like them. ;)

Blessed Homemaker said...

Too lovely to be eaten!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Blessed Homemaker. ;) Actually most of the little girls just goggled up the cupcakes! Hahaha! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Kitchen Corner said...

I think will not go back so soon may be after December or January. But for sure will let you know if I go back and bake together yea :) You can come to visit me in Sin if you happen to come back here ok.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh in January? By then I will have already moved back to S'pore / US. Anyway, if I'm still around, let's hope we get to bake together at least one time yah?

Kitchen Corner said...

Aiyo.. better meet up before you fly to somewhere else. Will you come to the 2nd potluck party at Gina's place? When will you come to Spore again? We must arrange a time ok. Dun fly so soon please!!!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Actually I already told Jane I can't make it to the 2nd potluck party. *sad* Will be on vacation with my family that time larr. :-P I was hopping that I will get to see you blogger ladies one more time if I were to fly off to US. The next time I come back Singapore is to bring my daughter to school orientation ...just for the possibility that we might stay in S'pore. Will be super rush. Will keep you posted of my plans. :) Sorry if my everything sounds so confusing...because it is very confusing time for me too!!

Kitchen Corner said...

No problem sweetie! I understand that. Too many uncertainty at the moment but one thing for sure, you'll keep me update here right :) cheers!

Aimei said...

so sweet! really need alot of patience and delicate hands to mould the design. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Amei! Yes, these cupcakes are pretty time consuming, but I really enjoy making them, hahaha! BTW, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, appreciate it. ;)