It's one of my best friends' birthday on Saturday night. Her DH is in a panic as he hasn't ordered a cake and is now too late to get anywhere to make one for her.
I have foolishly agreed to step in. I have guests all day Thursday, a party to go to on Friday morning and am away Friday night until 3pm Saturday - which doesn't give me much time, to put it mildly!
And.... the cake is to be served to 50 people at a 'cocktail party' at her house.
I think the most sensible thing for me to do would be a tier of posh cupcakes - does that sound ok? My friend is very girly and loves Boden, Nigella Lawson, Kath Kidston, pink gingham, etc. So, to avoid me having to go to a proper cake decorating shop which frankly I have zero time to do, I thought I might take a leaf out of Nigella's book and do half each of pale pink and white cupcakes in silver cases - with jelly babies or dolly mixtures to decorate. Nigella has them in her Domestic Goddess book and they look quite nice.
Honest opinions please - Will this be ok, or am I mad???????
Fab idea - had similar for my 40th, only not as nice as yours sound! I put them on a cardboard stand which someone gave me a link for on MN and then draped the stand in fairy lights as well. Did take a fair while to get ready though - but then I'm a bit of a sausage-fingers
I don't have a stand and really don't have time to get one, so..... I have two platters, which I have covered in silver wrapping paper. And I have a large can of soup which I've covered in the same paper and I am going to use that as a make-shift stand. I have spent 2 hours tonight baking the chocolate brownie cupcakes and I'm really pleased with them - the icing will take place on saturday afternoon - that's the tricky part.... Watch this space
I didn't do sweets in the end. I went for silver balls, sugar flowers and sprinkles from Sainsburys. I did pink and white buttercream in various different patterns. they went down an absolute storm and my friend was thrilled.