My darling niece Emma turned 5 in December, she’s a Christmas Eve baby and her birthday parties are always celebrated at different times. Most of the time in January after the holiday rush is over. Like my children, she often gets two birthday parties, one with friends where she lives and one on a trip back home. Since I couldn’t make it to either party to help out I sent cupcake toppers and cookie favors to both of them.
Tiffany and Co. ( or rather Emma and Co.) was the theme of her big party with close family and friends A classic bow was a common idea for a topper but I also wanted to do a few that I’ve never seen before and I challenged myself with some original topper designs. The results: a topper mimicking a toggled pearl necklace and a Tiffany ring with a sparkling faceted sugar gem.
On every visit to NY Cake I have coveted their selection of sugar gems. Ive been dreaming of ways to use them and hoping the chance would come soon. I got lucky that they had an aqua stone in stock and I choose it instead of the traditional white diamond, I thought it would be appropriate since the party wasn’t for a bride but a little girl instead.
Ive worked with metallic luster dusts many times and have a few gold and silver pots but this being a special tribute to the most famous silver jewelry in the world I really wanted the silver to shine like the real thing, my cake supply store had just the product I needed to create that realistic silver.
My toppers came out beautifully. I really didn’t have any hiccups or lessons learned, for once I created something without testing out a new skill from scratch. I guess that means I’m getting through some of the learning curve with sugar……its taken long enough, its been like 10 years since my interested started.
And the sugar didn’t stop there, I also made these Tiffany and Co. cookies! I was much more into designing the toppers but these turned out nice too :) In fact when I received an inquiry about a Tiffany topper with a silver charm I showed these and soon I will be adding another topper with a charm to my collection.
Emma Belle’s Photos by Jes at CapturedbyJes