Hello everyone & Happy Thursday! Welcome to a new edition of Ink & Batter!
This week's cupcakes have been inspired by the one book I've been pushing on everyone as of late, and one of my fave debuts this year so far! A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller!
As usual now, I've teamed with the very awesome Becca from Pivot Point Reviews and so this week's Ink & Batter and her amazing feature Cover Puppies are matching!! Go check her Cover Puppies of this week NOW!!
I had been debating what recipe should I use for these cupcakes, since the book is set in Edwardian times, and after having a chat with the author via Twitter, the Lady Grey recipe was decided! Btw, Sharon Biggs Waller might be sharing the recipe for the cupcakes with you all on her website, stay tuned!
After the choice for recipe was done, all I needed were some adorable and classy cupcake liners, and I had the perfect ones already. So let the baking commence! As always, Dylan wanted to help!
Some of the ideas were a given, and others I got as I was making the fondant decorations. The mermaid in the WSPU colours was a twist on how important the Mermaid is for Vicky, and a way to represent the brooch that meant so much to her (but my modelling abilities ain't all that great!). The leaves represent the wisteria vines that Vicky used to climb down from her wall to escape her house. The yellow dress is Vicky's debut dress and next to it Vicky's beloved pinkelets. WSPU pin and banner were a must, since the Suffragettes have a big part in this story. The rowing oar is there to represent Vicky's fiance. And I couldn't leave out Vicky's art with the easel, canvas and brushes.
Hope you liked these ones guys! I had a blast working on them, and the Lady Grey buttercream is one of my favourites! ;)
Stay tuned for more book inspired cupcakes on next week's edition of Ink & Batter!