Gold Peonies against Red Brocade
These cupcakes were commissioned as part of the bride's return hantaran for the akad nikah (solemnisation ceremony of a Muslim marriage) last weekend. The colour scheme was red and gold to marry 2 cultures - the Chinese bride and her Malay bridegroom. With that in mind, the cupcakes were covered in (1) red to signify the Chinese wedding brocade and topped with gold-coloured peonies (flowers signifying abundance to the Chinese) and (2) gold with imprints of the songket (traditional Malay brocade for weddings) and topped with bright red bunga ros that are commonly seen during Malay weddings. Cake is Vanilla Butter.