Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I made the sunflower cupcakes for garden club on Tuesday night. I got the idea out of a book called Hello, Cupcake! It is filled with great ideas that you dont need any fancy equipment for. When I took the class at Viking, they gave each student a packet with some great recipes in it. So the icing that I used to decorate the cupcakes was their Italian Buttercream. Italian Buttercream is light and not too sweet. It was also great consistency for decorating. Making this icing is not easy, especially when you misread the recipe (like I did). I misread the temperature that I was supposed to cook the sugar to, and I almost ruined a saucepan. Another issue that I had was that I don't own a candy thermometer, so I used a cheapo meat thermometer. Not a good plan... However, I finally got it all to work together.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Here are a few things that are in the works for the next couple of weeks. Sunday, I am super excited to be using my Christmas gift from mom and dad by taking my first decorating class at the Viking Store in Atlanta. So, I will be posting pictures of the results of this soon. I have also had some orders for cupcakes for people to serve at some showers.
As some of you know, I teach at a private school here in Griffin. I told my Latin class about my project and they have been working hard to keep me from procrastinating. So, I also want to thank my students at Grace for making sure that I stay on task. Everyday, they ask me what new thing I have made. I am sure that part of it is that they want me to bring the leftovers from when I bake, but they have been working hard to keep me accountable!
Friday, January 15, 2010
While I am on the wedding cake subject, above is a picture of my first wedding cake. I made this "deconstructed" cake for my friends Sydney and Walker. The cake was chocolate with cream cheese icing. I made the flowers that were on the cake from tulle and taffeta, and they were held together with little pearl buttons. Sydney ordered her bride and groom topper from Etsy.