Confetti, celebrations and cupcakes …

My friend, Jon, took his girlfriend to Paris for her 30th birthday – you might remember the 30th birthday card I made for Rachel here

One fabulous evening in Paris, under a beautifully lit Eiffel Tower, he got down on one knee and proposed.  How romantic!  And of course she said yes. 

Inspired by the gorgeous projects Jenni Pauli has on her blog, I used the Eiffel tower image from the Artistic Etchings stamp set, and the appropriately named Confetti stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create this modern looking engagement card in whisper white and pool party, with a little touch of crumb cake too …

I used stampin’ dimensionals to adhere the hearts and the whisper white layer to the card. 

A sprinkling of adhesive rhinestones added some bling, and a tiny bow in crumb cake seam binding ribbon completed the card. 

 And I’ve been doing a bit of baking …

 my daughter asked if I would make cakes for her friend’s wedding

… a large cupcake for cutting … 

and some individual cupcakes too …

Such fun to do and yummy too!

The bride wanted white buttercream icing on the cupcakes, which is really difficult to do as butter is yellow!  So I asked everyone I know – including my cake teacher – and also searched the internet … and the solution?  Goat’s butter!  Not only is goat’s butter really pale (almost white to begin with) but it is delicious too!  And the more you beat it, the paler it gets! 

I added a double layer of whisper white satin ribbon from Stampin’ Up! around the base of the large cupcake.  Stampin’ Up!’s ribbon is not only good for card making, it’s ideal for cake decorating too and is a bargain at only £6.75 for a whole roll! 

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Papercraft supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: cardstock: whisper white, pool party; stamp sets: artistic etchings, confetti; inks: crumb cake; accessories: stampin dimensionals, mini glue dots, adhesive rhinestones, word window punch, scallop heart of hearts embosslit, small heart punch, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, stamp-a-majig.

Thanks for dropping by today

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7 Responses to “Confetti, celebrations and cupcakes …”

  1. Fabulous Gill I wish I was close to try the cakes they look amazing. I too am very inspired by Jenni she does make some lovely projects

  2. Your cakes are amazing Gill and I love the engagement card too x

  3. Gorgeous card and the cake and cupcakes, – to die for yummy yum

  4. Hi Gill, love the card and the cakes. Artistic Etchings is one of my absolute favourites and it’s so versatile and can be used for so many occasions ! I’ve always wondered how you make white sponges and icing as you see a lot on Pinterest ; thanks for clearing that one up !!! Jane x

  5. How perfect to use the Artistic Etchings set for your friend’s engagement Gill! Your cakes look divine and thanks for the goats butter tip! Thanks for making me giggle with your comment on my blog – taking hints isn’t my hubby’s strong point though! Vicky x

  6. The card is beautiful Gill – as are your cakes!!!
    Margaret x

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