Monday, January 18, 2010

Cuppycakes!

This week's class offered the option to make cupcakes instead of a cake and I jumped at the chance. I figured instead of trying to stick to one theme on a cake, I could try out a bunch of different things on the cupcakes. I also pussied out this week and used a box mix *shrugs* sue me ;)

My cupcakes came out extra tasty and moist, but I can see now that moist doesn't always equal good in the decorating world. I tried to frost them and even using the techniques learned in class, the tops of the little bastards kept tearing off with the icing. This is the result:



They still tasted yummy though. I decided to hold off on icing them until I got to class because I was sure the amazing Rebecca would have some wonderful tip, and she did: put a shitload of icing on top :)

We did some more practice with flowers and dots and such...Rebecca even made a creepy little Michelin man, or maybe it was the Stay Puft Marshmallow dude, I dunno but I liked him!





We spent the rest of class decorating and I used some stars, flowers and shells to decorate my cupcakes but my favorite has to be Jack :)







These would have looked much better had the damn paper actually stuck to the cupcakes, but it kept pulling away, not sure how to rectify that issue but it's killing my OCD side. Makes me want to scream! I have issues ;)

Next week is the final class for Lesson 1 and I am going to attempt to make another cake from scratch, stay tuned...

6 comments:

Mary Overton said...

Those look delicious! I want to nom Jack's face! :)

Sinburned said...

I showed my friends the Jack cake, and we all thought he was so cute!

beanbun said...

I like them all!

Instead of frosting them like normal people do, I make ganache or warm up frosting in the microwave and dip my cupcake tops in it. I am seriously that lazy!

Pili said...

They look so totally yummy!!
And I'm so impressed! I'm really not one to bake much, so I've never ever used icing for cupcakes or cake...

WickedBadNaughty said...

I love the Jack cupcake! They all look so yummy too! I think the papers kept pulling away because the cupcakes were so moist...maybe you could bake them a minute or two longer next time?? I dunno what else you would do about that. Dammit...I love cake...and now once again...I WANT SOME! lol };)

angrylittledeadgirl said...

I WANT CUPCAKES... NOW.

Thanks for that.

Cute decorations, btw :D