So, a bit of background first: my dear friend and college roommate, Kristi Crow, is really into this fun band, Honor Society. They were the opening band for the Jonas Brothers on their last tour, and they’ve been hitting the road pretty hard with their own tour lately. The last stop is tonight in Birmingham, and coincidentally it’s the bass player’s birthday as well. So Kristi, being the sweetie that she is, ordered some rock-n-roll birthday cupcakes for the band. I think the fondant guitars and bass drum turned out pretty cute! I’m really happy with the how the starburst on the Les Paul turned out. And of course I had to give the birthday boy a sparkly (fondant) birthday candle next to his Fender J Bass. The most challenging part was probably those pesky guitar strings, made out of royal icing. But hey, those cupcakes sure do taste good, and that’s ultimately all the matters right? Right?
And thanks to Kamin for the beautiful picture!
I want to introduce you all to my friend and colleague, Katie Brandon, and her blog, The Thin Chef. She’s the associate editor of TeaTime magazine here at work, has crazy culinary talent, writes beautiful words, and is just overall a lovely person. You should see her silver foil ballet flats. She even insisted on making dinner for my husband and me after he lost his job, and that really just goes to show that great things come out of bad things! Thanks a lot for your support this week, Katie! It really means a lot!
She can even take a mean photo; some of my faves are below. So go enjoy her blog! Go now!
Sorry for my absence, especially on the heels of the most fun week ever here at BinB. Man, last week was one for the record books as far as stress level goes, but I always find that looking at something gorgeous almost always makes me feel as least a little better. So for today, Ladurée‘s macaron menu. Sigh. What I wouldn’t give to be eating macs at a gorgeous Parisian patisserie right now.
The most classic cupcake perhaps of all, in honor of the most classic rock star perhaps of all. A pompadour of sweet, buttery Swiss meringue buttercream frosting literally floats above a rich chocolate cake. Bonus, this bad boy is topped with sugar sprinkles for a little bit of sparkle, fit for a king, or should I say, The King. Sink your teeth into one of these this week at Spoonfed, or…order straight from me!