Has anyone made vintage style cupcakes before?

(35 Posts)
nannycook Tue 02-Apr-13 22:04:19

Just wondered if anyone had some good tips they're like to share.

nannycook Sun 07-Apr-13 21:13:30

Mike, carinas cupcakes were at the Cake Decorating International in Birmingham last Nov, thought i'd seen the one pic before, the photo frame pic , the cupcakes looked like a three degree display, she had gold for them, amazing!

nannycook Sun 07-Apr-13 20:30:46

Oh never mind not worth getting upset about eh?
Got a cake to make for next weekend, handbags she wants, was gonna buy a mould so much easier, saying that i did just make my own to go on top, out of the cake decorating mag, in a smaller version. Mike, i know what my lady wants now on her wedding cake, hydrangers cascading down the tiers, at least i know now so can start making them, you ever made them?

MikeLitoris Sun 07-Apr-13 16:26:19

There is a ridiculous amount of hatred for anything cupcake related on here and it pisses me off.

Some people call them buns, some say faity cakes and some cupcakes. So what?

You asked a perfectly normal question in the correct place Nan. Why people felt th need to be so rude is just beyond me.

VikingVagine Sun 07-Apr-13 12:20:09

If, not of.

VikingVagine Sun 07-Apr-13 12:19:29

There was nothing wrong with your wording whatsoever, of people took the time to think before jumping to conclusions, MN wouldn't have the bad reputation it has!

Oh and they all look wonderful, as always!

www.bake180.co.uk/product-category/workshops-2/adult-classes

Here it is. She does one that you can learn everything for doing your own business for £100 or individual ones for about £40. We're doing the vintage one but I want to do the cocktail one too!

Lovely cakes nanny- really good.
It's in the midlands. The lady runs her own business and does amazing workshops. Let me see if I can find a link.

MikeLitoris Sun 07-Apr-13 10:07:15

They look great Nan.

I love carinas cakes. She so over the top its great.

nannycook Sun 07-Apr-13 09:57:20

Grey, mike, Viking and Inthe, put my pics on for you to see,.also put a pic on i did this week for a lady who wanted something for her christening cake.

nannycook Sun 07-Apr-13 09:43:49

Inthe, thank you, wish i could come with you, where is your course? gonna try and upload my pics now.

I'm going on a vintage cupcake decorating course in a couple of weeks time. Very excited. Can you put photos up of yours nanny?
Ps- I knew what you meant.

nannycook Sun 07-Apr-13 09:33:16

Hi Mike, wished i looked there first however so happy with what i did, think i understand true meaning of "vintage style" now ha ha. Sugar veil, mmm i've seen demos and they make it look easy but i'm sure it isnt, the lace effect sounds good though, will look into that.Thanks Mike.

mamababa Sun 07-Apr-13 09:30:10

I have - I went on a vintage cupcake course smile. You need nice pale/pastel coloured sugarpaste and things like quilting/lace print and pearls are nice. What do you nee to know? You can buy various moulds etc but they are quite pricey. Quilting can be done fairly simply with a knife and then you can get nice lustre dust for not much money

nannycook Sun 07-Apr-13 09:25:43

Yes grey i was alittle suprised by the sarky comments, i thought most peeps went on her for help from talented people not just to vent their anger, not to worry tho i was very happy with the outcome, and next time i'll make sure i get my wording right.lol.

MikeLitoris Sun 07-Apr-13 08:50:45

And that link doesnt work. Just look her up on fb will be easier.

Shes got a tutorial for a technique like sugar veil but less complicated. Gives a lovely lace effect.

MikeLitoris Sun 07-Apr-13 08:32:21

Have you seen carinas cupcakes nan?

I think she describes hers as vintage.

is her shop bu if you look her up on face book you can see better pictures.

Greythorne Sun 07-Apr-13 08:31:28

Your error was ' vintage style.'

If you had put 'cup cakes with vintage-looking decorations' you wouldn't have got the sarky comments.

nannycook Sun 07-Apr-13 08:28:39

mmm, scones is one thing i've never made, and obiviously i need too. Good on you Viking.

VikingVagine Sat 06-Apr-13 19:35:27

I'd love to see a pic! I'm fine thanks, not been doing much baking recently because we're redoing the kitchen (yay!), although I have mastered scones!

nannycook Sat 06-Apr-13 18:45:00

Hiya Viking, how you doing? cakes turned out fab really pleased with them and so were they, i'll try and get a pic put on for you to see.

VikingVagine Sat 06-Apr-13 09:07:28

What a bunch of harpies you lot are! Good luck Nanycook!

nannycook Wed 03-Apr-13 20:01:46

midori, your cakes are very good you know. if my cakes are any good i'll put them on my profile pics for you to see.

nannycook Wed 03-Apr-13 19:50:14

Flibberty, ha ha i too was around in the sixties as i'm no spring chicken, i do like to keep up with anything modern, not that i would call vintage modern but in cake decs terms i guess it is.

nannycook Wed 03-Apr-13 19:45:51

midori thank god your around and by no means do i mean any affence to anyone but i rely on midori for lots of things to do with cake decs. By vintage i mean the actual decorations, i have made loads of things as he wants 30 cupcakes in vintage style as his shop is called Vintage hairdressers, he having some kind of event on sat, i've made cameos, buttons, even made some handmade brooches, flowers, bows and butterflies, midori just wanted to know if thats the type of thing vintage comes under? Thanks for everyones input though.

midori1999 Wed 03-Apr-13 19:08:54

They're just cupcakes decorated in a 'vintage' style, with pearls, flowers, lace, cameos etc.

What do you want to know Nannycook?

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