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Tiffany Blue Wedding

I am becoming an expert in working with Tiffany Blue.  It certainly seems to be the colour of the month for me right now.  It really is a gorgeous colour.

A few weeks ago I was asked to do a small cake for cutting and cupcakes for a wedding.  I was very happy that I was free to do this.  This is my 2nd wedding that I've done where I've been recommended on word of mouth without having sampled my baking.  I am quite honoured to say the least.

The cake is a 6" two layer chocolate cake with the Perfect Chocolate Cake icing as the filling, covered in fondant.  Along with the cake I made 4 dozen chocolate cupcakes and 3 dozen vanilla.  Both with buttercream icing.  I tend to do more chocolate as they seem to be more popular.  The fact that my PCC recipe makes a lot out of one batch is the bonus. 

When I went to make the icing this morning I had a little panic attack wondering how I was going to accomplish Tiffany Blue.  The fondant I bought pre-dyed "Tiffany Blue" but for the icing I was on my own.  I've mentioned before because I refuse to use shortening in my icing and only use butter it will affect the colour of the dye.  The pure vanilla extract doesn't help either.  Surprisingly with Americolor I was to do it.  Even with two separate batches.  I used Royal Blue, Sky Blue and Leaf Green.  Then I went wild with the silver dragees to add some bling.

The wedding was at the Arts and Letters Club downtown.  Thank goodness Mr. T drove down.  It was raining and the streets were littered with TIFF fans.  There was nowhere to park.  Fortunately I had packed everything in my trusty mammoth Costco cooler bag and was able to carry everything on my own.  We could not find the place at first.  So, I Googled an image of the building and there it was.  Love it when technology works in my favour. 

Earlier in the week my director asked if I was baking and if so could she order two dozen of whatever I was already baking.  No problem.  It makes my life easy when I don't have to calculate the exact recipe I need to make the right number of cupcakes.  I almost always end up with extras.  I also had some extra flowers leftover from other projects. They were celebrating three birthdays so I gave three cupcakes a flower.  

For both sets of cupcakes I used the Wilton 1M tip.  The difference in how I decorated the wedding cupcakes is that I started with the outside of the cupcake and worked my way and up.  For the birthday celebration I started in the middle and worked my around to the outside.  


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