Spotlight on Sheryl's Cupcakes of Melbourne, Australia

Today's Flickr spotlight is on Sheryl's Cupcakes on Melbourne, Australia, via her Flickr account, specifically this photo set - descriptions/captions are hers. For ordering information, she can be reached at sherylthai at and is also on Twitter (@sherylthai). She is officially launching her online cupcakery at the end of September.

Black Forest Cupcake
I adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book. I adjusted it slightly as it was a large order and it took me a while to figure out how I would place the black cherries with cherry brandy on top without having the syrup ruin the cream.

I finally had a light bulb moment and actually cut out a chunk in the middle and filled it with cherries. Also my attempt at Pastry Cream failed miserably so went with whipped cream on top of the chocolate ganache.

Babycakes with Tiny Teddies
Mini cupcakes with teddy bear cookies

chocolate strawberry cupcake

Apple, Black Cherry and Cinnamon Cupcakes in Shabby Chic Cupcake papers
These are Apple, Black Cherry and Cinnamon Cupcakes with some simple soft pink icing with a fresh cherry on top. In Shabby Chic cupcake papers from Robert Gordon.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Cream & Drizzled Chocolate

Mum's Birthday Cupcakes
Mum's birthday cupcakes - The base is Mocha Marble, I ended up using Vietnamese brewed coffee instead of the instant Nescafe stuff.

Strawberries and cream cupcakes - Fresh Strawberry Cupcake with creamy buttercream frosting and fresh strawberry on top, drizzled with strawberry topping.