Purple-Themed 40th Birthday Cupcakes

These were ordered in secret for a coffee & cakes party for a 40th birthday. Apparently purple is one of the birthday girl’s favourite colours, so I used that as a theme throughout.

The first item was Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with cinnamon frosting. I used some of the mini pumpkins, but also introduced purple roses, purple foil cases and used a glitter with a hint of lilac in it:

The second part of the order was for Fresh Raspberry Cupcakes (the ones with raspberry jam in the centre and a frosting flavoured with fresh raspberries). I used purple dotty cases for these.

And finally the last part of the order was for a Carrot Layer Cake, smothered in orange frosting. I used a variety of purple roses, lilac blossoms and tiny yellow blossoms and daisies.

I also added a large glittery 40 – there was no getting away from turning 40, I’m afraid!

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