A BBQ party in the rain maybe isn't the best of ideas, so our mother's day celebration was moved back a week.
I'm always the person who provides the cake, or in this case, cupcakes, and had lots of fun coming up with this one.
Quite some time ago, I stumbled upon pictures of apple roses, and then some time after saw them done by a contestant on The Great British Bake Off. So I looked up the recipe, and actually found Mary-Anne's (TGBBO contestant) blog, with the recipe for apple rose tarts.
I made a few minor adjustments, since we Austrians don't have things like double cream, and voila, apple roses! (Just for your information, if you substitute double cream with crème fraîche, the custard will turn into come kind of cheesecake. Which is still delicious!)
Find the recipe here.
Other than that, I made rose cupcakes with Oreo crumbs (to look like soil), a fondant flower and a lemon balm leaf and strawberries in brownie 'dirt'. (With a sign that says 'Untererdbeeren'. Strawberries in German are 'Erdbeeren' which means 'Earthberries' in English. Adding 'unter' makes them 'Underearthberries', which of course don't actually exist, but I thought it would be cute.)