If you've ever made cupcakes, dreamt of making your own cupcakes or just enjoyed eating them, a shop like Iced Affair is like the cupcake version of landing at the Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo boutique. With cupcakes, you know that whilst it must taste good, the decoration is what you're really after. I am not quite certain what makes decorating on a tiny round cake much more fun that a large cake but it's something that draws me to make cupcakes again and again. And I find myself ferreting away decorations, sprinkles and decos to use in future cupcakes. I have an enormous box of cupcake decorations-that is, what I haven't already fit in my bulging cupboards.[
It's a small lilac coloured shop on a side street of Camperdown stocked full of all manner of cake decorating supplies. On one wall is huge selection of sprinkles, cachous or non pareils as they're called in the U.S. Small 120g packets of sprinkles range from $4.95 and above.
There are pastel pink hued drops, autumn leaves, ice cream cones, flowers, fish and more to choose from.
And colour sprays, dyes and pens.
Like a lot of cake decorating places and cupcake people, she's a little protective and asks that we not take photos of the moulds that they sell, in case someone copies the mould and the cookie cutters in case they don't have them in stock. So whilst I'd love to show you some of the designs, I can't!
There's a cupboard full of the fancier, larger flowers for wedding cakes and similar extravaganzas.
As well as all manner of fondant, coloured and plain.
What I buy today is some sprinkles and some of these royal icing flowers to put on top of cupcakes. Here you can buy them singly as opposed to buying a large box, with prices ranging from 55c-95c per flower. I choose some flowers that I have no real chance of making, some lemon yellow and purple roses. Well I have tried, but mine weren't anywhere near as good as these. I also purchase some black colouring flower (thinking ahead for Halloween, yes I know, it's months away) and some gorgeous butterfly ribbon.
53 Church St Camperdown NSW 2050
Phone 02 9519 3679
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm