Nellie the Elephant packed her…. cupcakes!

As everyone who has tasted one of our cupcakes knows, they are baked fresh every day and topped with creamy and delicate buttercream, so they really aren’t suitable for posting. However, back in the summer, a very old friend of ours who lives abroad but loves our cupcakes, contacted us to see if it was possible to try and send cakes by post, for her Father’s 70th birthday. As it was a friend and experiment, we said ‘yes’. And here’s what we did….

H and her Father have a long family joke about the fabulous children’s song ‘Nellie the Elephant’, so we decided to theme the cupcakes around the song lyrics. Each cupcake was freshly baked and decorated as close to posting as possible, and sent by super quick, next day delivery. When H’s Father received them, they were perfect and went down an absolute treat!

Cirencester Cupcakes - Nellie the Elephant Birthday Cupcakes
Cirencester Cupcakes - Nellie the Elephant Birthday Cupcakes

I love these, I think they are so much fun!

Happy Caking

L x

PS And as everytime I see these cupcakes, and as I was creating them, I had the song going around my head, here are the lyrics.

To Bombay
A traveling circus came
They brought an intelligent elephant
And Nellie was her name
One dark night
She slipped her iron chain
And off she ran to Hindustan
And was never seen again

Ooooooooooooo…

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump
Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And trundled back to the jungle
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump

Night by night
She danced to the circus band
When Nellie was leading the big parade
She looked so proud and grand
No more tricks
For Nellie to perform
They taught her how to take a bow
And she took the crowd by storm

The head of the herd was calling
Far, far away
They met one night in the silver light
On the road to Mandalay
So Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety-trum
Trump, trump, trump

Ooooooooooooo…

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And said goodbye to the circus
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump
Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk
And trundled back to the jungle
Off she went with a trumpety-trump
Trump, trump, trump

Ralph Butler and Peter Hart (1957)

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