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Creating magical fairy cupcakesThe lovely owner of Tiers of Happiness, Ilona Deakin, has been whipping up a magical cupcake storm in her kitchen! If you’re thinking of having a fairy themed party for your little one then take a peek at Ilona’s gorgeous cupcakes – presented on our Fairies & Flowers party range cake stand using the range’s cupcake cake cases and toppers.

Creating magical fairy cupcakesTip: if using the Fairies & Flowers cupcake cases, bake the cakes in plain paper cases and then once out the oven place directly into the themed cases – it ensures the print stays vivid.

Ilona Tiers of Happiness

Cake maker Ilona Deakin

A quick word with Ilona about her fairy cupcakes:

What are your top three tips for decorating cupcakes? Good buttercream – I use one unit of quality butter and two units of icing sugar to create a really nice and stiff consistency. You just need to add flavouring and a bit of water to mix the two ingredients together well. Large piping bags – The larger the piping bags you have, the less messy it gets as you can tie the end of the bag better without the icing coming out. Large nozzle – With large nozzles it’s easier to make a nice, neat topping even if your hands are bit shaky 😉

Creating magical fairy cupcakesWhat flavour icing have you used on these cupcakes? I used natural vanilla extract for the buttercream to complement the slightly sour rhubarb

Creating magical fairy cupcakesWhat do you love most about baking? Trying new recipes and seeing what they turn out to be like

Creating magical fairy cupcakesIf mums want to make similar fairy cupcakes at home, what advice would you give them? Just with few flower cutters of different sizes and coloured sugarpaste you can create a beautiful array of cupcake decorations. The mushrooms are fairly easy to make as well as they can take on various shapes and sizes.

Creating magical fairy cupcakesWhat is the next big project you’re working on? We have been working on the new Christmassy flavours that we introduced at a Winterland Christmas Fayre at the grounds of Thames Valley Park at the weekend. I created and decorated mini cakes and a few larger cakes for people to take home to be able to place on their Christmas table.

Do you bake cupcakes for children’s parties? If so, how can people place an order? We bake cupcakes and cakes for all occasions and you can place an order either by sending us an email to ilona@tiersofhappiness.net or you can fill out the request form on our contact webpage here. I would then ask few questions regarding the theme, flavours etc and produce a no obligation quote based on the details and type of decoration.

Thanks Ilona – and yes these fairy cupcakes were as decadent as they looked!

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