Thursday, 16 May 2013

Birthday Cupcake Time

It’s my birthday!!!!! 26 successful (mostly) trips around the sun. As I’ve said before, I get completely overexcited about my birthday and celebrate it like a small child. However, I am actually working today –  I thought I’d take tomorrow off to celebrate instead, as it’s a Friday. It’s tradition at my workplace that on your birthday, you bring in some treats (slightly backwards, but there we are) so last night I thought I’d cook up some chocolate cupcakes.

I used the same Hummingbird book that I used in my previous Cupcakes post, and I think they turned out pretty well! I used gold edible glitter this time, which I think worked even better than the red. 

What do you think?? If this doesn't convince you that edible glitter is amazing, nothing will!

Then when I got in this morning, my friends had bought me a red velvet cupcake from Sweet Couture Cake Boutique. If you’ve never stopped by this little place, you should – piles of luxurious buttercream sitting on top of melt-in-your-mouth sponge, these cakes are indulgent and delicious. Not to mention pretty and beautifully packaged – I think they put mine to shame!

Tonight I’m going out for dinner with my parents, boyfriend, sister and her boyfriend, which I’m so excited for. (Pretty much planning to eat all day long!) I already got some presents this morning – I’m not going to do a ‘what I got’ post, because I find them a bit boastful, but I was really happy with everything I got and I feel really lucky!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!


  1. Happy Birthday miss :) hope it is a fantastic day!! xxxx

  2. Happy birthday! It looks like you had a beautiful day! Have a nice evening.

    Beauty Baroness ☮♥

  3. Happy birthday the cupcakes look amazing.

    Enjoy eating till you burst that's what birthdays are for

    Carrieanne x

  4. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day & indulging in cupcakes. They look way too good!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. Amazing cupcakes! So great:)

    Win a pair of sunglasses:

  6. Happy Birhtday!!!!
    Love your cupcakes, we are sure they are delicious.
    Following you and hope you follow us back.
    Kisses honey

  7. Happy Happy Birthday sweetie have a great one and party hard. I love cupcakes....

  8. Happy Birthday!! My office has that same rule, but I cheated and brought some shop-bought goodies!

    Ramblings Of Hannah


  9. happy birthday! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know!

  10. The cupcakes look so beautiful!


  11. happy birthday! those cakes looks amazing!

    ordaining serendipity

  12. Hi Cate :)
    Great Post! These chocolate cupcakes look so amazing!!
    I'm sure they tasted pretty well :)
    Happy Birthday :)

    I just found your blog and inspiration is what I get from reading your blog :) So that deserves a new follower :)

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time :)

    Kisses Catilein

  13. Your cupcakes look amazing!! Hope you had a lovely birthday x

  14. Those cupcakes look insane! How did you make them?Xxx


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