cupcakes are the height of recession decadence, and my best friend’s company restoration cake is one of the best around. the cupcake designs are influenced by charly’s love of all things carolean, inspired in no small part by her father who is a dead ringer for charles II!
cue intricate cameo-topped cupcakes with charmingly funny names such as ‘banana villiers’, and chocolate orange ones named for nell gwyn. uniquely, charly’s cupcakes are available in non-dairy and wheat-free varieties, which caters perfectly to vegan maya von doll (of the sohodolls), who fronts the advertising campaign for restoration.
i did the prop styling on the pictures for her new website, which were shot by talented band photographer lyse. you can view more of lyse’s fantastic photography here, and you can join the restoration revolution here.