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Here at The Coloured Bubble Cakery all my cakes and cupcakes are lovingly hand baked and decorated to the highest standards and the tiniest of details. My blog is here to update you on my recent projects along with lots other exciting news about the Cakery. You can also follow the cakery on Twitter and Facebook for a more interactive way of staying up to date, if that's the way you roll. Cakes and Cupcakes are available to order for any occasion. Please feel free to contact me at, through the contact me tab on Facebook or give me a call on 01242 698698, all enquiries are welcome, Rachel at The Coloured Bubble Cakery :) x NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!!

Thursday 9 February 2012

Vintage Photo Cupcakes

For my wonderful, amazing and beautiful sisters birthday this year I wanted to make some yummy cakeyness designed around her passion for picking up random vintage objects & photographs, and giving them a new home and lease of life. Over the last few years she has become highly skilled at this!!

So I decided to design some cupcakes using vintage photographs as decoration giving me a chance to experiment with the art of edible printing. This edible printing lark has been on my mind quite a bit recently, not in the manner of being able to decorate hundreds of cupcakes with David Beckham’s face in 30 seconds flat, but from a more creative and artistic point of view and these cupcakes gave me the perfect excuse.

I took my chosen images down to my local cake shoppe where I was able to have two pages printed for a small fee. I was presented with printed sheets of thin icing which you simply cut to size and glue to your cake and although I use the word 'simply', I can definitely confirm that there is a 'knack' to it!! I will admit that I wasn't overwhelmed with the print quality but I suppose it all depends on the printer and I can't help my perfectionist ways can I?! J

I will most definitely be experimenting further in the art of edible printing, and my sister absolutely loved her cupcakes, to the point of wanting to frame them uneaten, forever... but panic not, I ate one anyway! J

Happy Birthday MJ!! xxx

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