November 3rd, 2011
Flower Pot Cupcakes – Nutella Hazelnut cupcakes with chocolate flower lollipops. Price available upon request.
“when i fall in love…”
What can a young man do to please his lady love? Give her cupcakes, of course! But they should be not just any cupcakes, ahem. They have to be unique, they have to convey the true sentiments of the giver, and they have to taste as good as they look.
These cupcakes were actually the second batch of order from JP and were originally as they are, just the Nutella Hazelnut cupcakes. But wanting to give something extraordinary, he asked if I can embellish the cupcakes a bit. He sent some images of cupcakes with whimsical toppers. I thought hard. What can melt a girl’s heart? Diamonds! But for those on a budget, (lol) flowers will do. So why not make chocolate flower lollipops and stick them in the cupcakes? The color of the cupcake liners were so apt because they resemble flower pots (albeit expensive ones because they’re gold, haha) and the ganache topping was like soil with gravel because of the chopped hazelnuts. The “I love you” placard is chocolate attached to a biscuit. I was aiming for it to be like some sort of “No picking of flowers” signage. When I showed a sample to JP, he said they were better than the cupcake design he suggested.
JP later told me his special someone loved his gift and was totally impressed. That was good enough for me. By the way, JP’s first order was the “I Love You” cupcakes. Oh, to be young and in love.