So, the challenge begins..
I started out brainstorming how to design the cupcakes. I decided that a ballerina would wear ballet shoes, a princess would have a crown and wand ("scepter" I think is the appropriate word.. getting it confused with a ballerina-fairy now!), and the little girl is turning three. Blue would be the base color of the cupcakes and all the miniature candies would be pink. Predicament solved.
Although I was tempted to simply use buttercream icing for all, using mini-candies out of sugar and putting them on buttercream in humid Philippines was not going to be a good idea. So using homemade white chocolate fondant (no more ready-to-roll store-bought! Applause!!! Applause!!!) I wrapped the surfaces of the cupcakes with blue fondant discs, embossed with daisies. This way, everything would stay dry until cake time.
First up was creating the daisy wand-heads (scepter-heads!), with silver dragee centers:
Second was to make the bases of the ballet shoes. Ballet shoes have no rigid shapes, which is exactly why this was the HARDEST part of the whole project.. A single shoe could never look exactly right!
|In the raw|
|Stringing the soles|
Then, cut-out the mini-3's...
I attached the daisy head to the wand handle (scepter handle!!) which was in yellow to spruce up the colors a bit.
|sorry for the unfocused photo =P|
The ballet shoes looked much more real with the pink laces!
And so, the final products... Ballet shoes, #3 buttons and wands (SCEPTERS!!!)
|Note the crown in the background. Threw it in as a freebie.|
|Teal shades are bluer in reality. Camera settings weren't cooperative in the shade.|
'Til next project!