Starry Night Cupcake Project – cupcakes frosted with dark chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate stars brushed with edible gold dust and a sprinkling of silver dragees; includes a 6.5 inch round cake with a similar design. Price available upon request.
gold stars for a retired general
After three cupcake projects in a row, I was itching for a much-needed break. Then came M._’s email inquiring about a cake and cupcake package for her dad’s 65th birthday. To hell with that break; on with the new project!
M._ was a joy to work with because in her initial email, she gave me the specifics I needed: age and gender of the celebrator, type and date of event, quantity of cupcakes and the budget. She just told me to provide the theme. Since it was for an elderly male, I suggested the Starry Night design with devil’s food chocolate (frosted with dark chocolate ganache), mocha (frosted with mocha ganache) and earl grey tea (frosted with earl grey tea truffle) as cupcake flavors. Fortunately, I have a cake that has a similar design so I suggested that as well. M._ agreed with my suggestions and so the project was on.
Actually this is an upgrade of the Starry Night design. I love the freehand chocolate star topper I make but in this tropical weather we have, it melts easily because it is quite thin. I found a star chocolate mold and thought the molded chocolate topper will work better.
The cake, however, still has the freehand chocolate stars. M._ requested if I can write a birthday greeting on the cake, so there. The cake base is mocha with bits of chocolate coffee candies and is filled with dark chocolate ganache and covered in chocolate glaze.
When M._ came to get the cake and cupcakes, she told me that the design I suggested was perfect for her father who turned out to be a retired general. Coincidence, huh. I suggested the design because as the one celebrating a birthday, you are the star of the occasion and gold symbolises perfection, achievement, and power while silver symbolises strength. Anyway, thanks M._ for your trust and I hope your dad liked his birthday cake and cupcakes!
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