Sunday, 9 October 2011

A Chocoholic's Wedding Cake

Chocolate truffle cake with chocolate truffle buttercream and a rich chocolate ganache.
Vintage style roses complete the look...


 

 


 




Monday, 12 September 2011

An Autumnal Carrot Cake


Blackberries, golden leaves, acorns, a squirrel and my secret recipe cream cheese frosting...

 




Friday, 19 August 2011

Wedding cakes galore!

Congratulations to Clint and Meg on their special day!

They asked me to make five wedding cakes based on a beautiful 'Summer Flowers' theme.

The flavours were: chocolate, banoffee, lemon, vanilla and white chocolate and raspberry.

Here's what I came up with... 











Monday, 23 May 2011

Something a little different...

Cupcakes may be my number one love but I happily turn my hand to different cakey requests. Here's a few pics of the chocolate kind from recent orders...





Sunday, 1 May 2011

Ahoy there, me hearties!

I had an order for a children's party last week- the request being for some pirate themed cupcakes (as well as a few 'girly' ones for the young host's sister!) These were great fun to make and what a lovely picnic-birthday- treat! Hope you like the pics...











Friday, 15 April 2011

TrueStar Cupcakes at Marwell Hotel Spring Wedding Fair!

Hello Cupcake Fans!

I just wanted to let you know that TrueStar Cupcakes will be featuring at the Marwell Hotel Spring Wedding Fair this Sunday (17th April 2011). Come and have a taste!


Follow this link:  http://www.marwellhotel.co.uk/events/view/9.htm

Sunday 17th April 2011, 11am-3pm. FREE ENTRY!


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Arty farty

Loving these photos... These cupcakes were made for a Mother's Day treat



Monday, 28 February 2011

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Monday, 7 February 2011

It's one week until the big day- that's Valentine's Day we're talking about... 

As Wikipedia puts it, Valentine's Day is '...an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.' 


Why not show your 'love and affection' by way of the beautiful cupcake? There's still time to order and all cupcakes are handmade based on your own requests- you can be as imaginative as you like!

Nothing makes love taste as sweet as a cupcake (or six)...


Big love from us at TrueStar Cupcakes... Here's hoping all your lovely dreams come true this Valentine's Day xxxx



Saturday, 29 January 2011

Saturday Afternoon- Where the Magic Begins...

There's something magical about a Saturday afternoon spent home alone and baking cupcakes.

It all starts with the preparation. Surfaces are wiped clean and I'm left with a blank page beckoning a new creation. 


What shall we experiment with today? A new butter-cream perhaps, an unusual flavour that begs tasting, or maybe a secret recipe a little bird whispered to me recently...


Possibly I'll stick to old comforts; recipes tried and tested, proven satisfactory by plates licked clean and smiles encased in sweet crumbs. 

Whatever I bake today, there will be some element of magic stirred through it. It's in the mixing of secret ingredients, the precise nature of folding and spooning, the transformation that takes place in the oven and the sweet and fluffy results. 


Baking is my 'me' time and it is a pleasure to share my magical creations with lots of lovely people. A cupcake brightens up a steaming cup of tea on a rainy afternoon, or a chatty coffee morning with friends. Cupcakes at a birthday or wedding welcome gasps of delight at their dainty detail and delicious individuality.  

But the most magical thing about cupcakes is that you can eat a whole cake to yourself and not feel guilty. Enjoy!