I was recently given a fantastic opportunity to review an online company called My Cupcake Toppers. They supply cupcake toppers, and when I say they supply cupcake toppers I am talking every type of topper you can think of!!!! I love making cupcakes as they are so simple. I defy anyone who says they can’t whip up a batch of cupcakes as they are so simple and the 100g of flour, butter, sugar and 2 egg simple recipe will always make a perfect batch. Don’t forget always use a good vanilla extract. My trick to a good cupcake is to use Lurpak unsalted spreadable butter – its always soft so you don’t have to wait ages for the butter to soften and it ensures the cakes don’t rise too much so provides a perfect flat surface to ice.
A few weeks ago a friend of ours turned 50 so was a perfect opportunity to make him and his family some cupcakes emblazoned with the crest of his favourite football team Leeds United. This was one of the excellent features of My Cupcake Toppers in as much as they really do cater for all likes!!! Including Leeds United Fans. They have toppers for all Premiership and Championship teams plus special Sports ones for events like the Olympics, Wimbledon and the Tour de France.
They also have a great back catalogue of seasonal toppers. Now being Christmas I took the opportunity to sample lots of their festive toppers and made cakes for my nieces which they loved – I opted for lots of Penguins, reindeer and Mickey Mouse toppers all with Christmassy backgrounds! Im hoping to spend a morning in the lead up to Christmas baking with them and these will be perfect for them to decorate themselves. They are all over the age of 8 now but these toppers are great for baking with young children as no mess! Aside from Christmas they also do Halloween, Eid Murbarak, Mothers Day, St Patricks Day, Valentines Day – you name it they will put it on a cupcake topper. They will also do hen dos, wedding, birthdays, new home and new baby. For kids too they have a special game and toy section with angry birds, lego, Pokemon, Minecraft and emojis to name but a few.
One of the best features of the online store is their personalised toppers. Great for any commercial ventures if you want cupcakes in your company name or for a charity event. They are also great for printing photo toppers for special occasions. I printed some photos from my wedding earlier this year which brought back great memories. You can design your own topper or you can employ their expert designers with their in-house design team.
The cupcake toppers come in different types and sizes. Icing sheets are a thin layer of icing that are A4 in size and are soft and flexible. If you want your icing cake toppers to be thicker and hard, you can back them with flowerpaste discs – see their “how to” video here. Alternatively they do a standard and premium rice paper topper. The standard is quite thin and slightly translucent. The premium rice paper are more like thin card and hold their shape well. You order a sheet of one type of topper so can have 12 to a page or up to 54, varying in size from 1 inch to 2.1 inch. There is even a 7.5 inch topper you can order for celebratory cakes! Prices start from £1.20 with postage starting at £1.15. They even offer an express service if you need a cake in a hurry!
My only criticism if any was the toppers that were icing were quite hard to get off the backing paper, so I did lose a few toppers but I reckon I just needed a bit a bit more patience on my behalf. Also they offer a pre-cut service which costs a little extra but I would always do in future as my scissor skills are a little lacking!! Overall though the service was exceptional. All delivered within days from ordering and the online system was really simple to use. Uploading photos and adding your text was easy to do or you could opt for the predesigned toppers. I envisage a lot of cupcake topper moments over the next 12 months!
If anyone fancies purchasing from My Cupcake Toppers then they have provided me with a 10% discount code if you just add BACKPACKER10 to your order you will get 10% off your first order.
n.b. I did receive my order of cupcake toppers for free in exchange for my honest review. I wouldn’t recommend something if i didn’t believe in it and I will definately be ordering from My Cupcake Toppers again!