Christmas is on it’s way. I know I’ll be able to hear you all cry “Please not yet” when you read this, but December is fast approaching, only 2 days to go. The weather whilst still being mild, has a bitter edge to the wind, and we switched our Christmas lights on in Swan Yard, the home of Cirencester Cupcakes, last week.
With the lights being switched on, I couldn’t leave the shop window in a state of autumn limbo, and the Christmas design took shape.
This year, Claire, my right-hand woman, and I, decided that we would take our inspiration from the big London stores. There was a definitely crystal and silver theme running through them, and we went for a silver, white and icy blue theme.
We created a tower display of white and silver cupcakes, to represent a Christmas tree. Our hanging decorations, are gingerbread stars, fondant iced and sprinkled with silver and white edible glitter. Add a healthy dose of fairy lights and some UV lights to create a glow, and it makes for a lovely on-trend Christmas window.
For the main cake this year, we wanted to create something that was a little bit different and would get people looking in saying ‘Oooo look at that!’. I’m really hoping that we’ve cracked it. We created two snowmen, well a snowman and a snowlady to be precise. They’re about 18 inches in height and handcrafted. We have them displayed on a revolving turntable as we have a Christmas message around the edge of the cake drum.
I absolutely adore them, and had such fun creating them. I hope customers and visitors love them as much as we do!