Cupcake Monday! Pastel Shades, Flowers and Ribbons
Last week I did a shoot for Ladybird Cakes, a local cake supply shop and a place to get gorgeous occasion cakes, too. The talented owner, Laura, bakes and decorates the cakes herself, always from scratch; she says, "It's really the taste that counts" and you can't argue with that, as beautiful as they may be, they are meant to be eaten!
I love her simple yet elegant approach to her cakes: soft shapes and the prettiest shades of fondant. The floral decorations are handmade by Laura, it's her forté, but you can learn her secrets in the classes offered at Ladybird which also include specialty cakes, figure modelling and cupcake decorating which I did early this year, and it was well worth it (and included a very nice lunch, too!).
Or if you're already capable, her online shop stocks everything you need to make your own delicate beauties.
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