I offered to bring dessert to a party this weekend. I knew I didn’t have a lot of time to bake, so I put the cupcakes together on Monday, and then froze them until Friday night when I decorated them for a Saturday party.
I cheated. I used store bought cake-mix and icing. I also had a spastic moment, and set my oven to the wrong temperature. I caught it after a couple of minutes, but my cupcakes had already risen too quickly. I turned down the oven, and prayed they would taste okay. Turns out, making them rise too fast made for a fudgier (yes, that’s a word) cupcake. I’m no scientist, so I don’t know why exactly, but they tasted great, and everyone was raving about them.
I pulled out some piping tools and tried to get fancy with the decorating. When I started to run low on icing, I switched to sprinkles.
P.s. I also have an AMAZING new Nikon D7100. I’m in Heaven. It was an incredibly generous gift that I am beyond thankful for!!
I have some pretty dishes that I received as wedding gifts. I decided to pull some out to use as props for my pictures. This is what I came up with.
I put Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream in a Bowl, (The surprisingly didn’t care for the flavor…not as red velvety as Cold Stone’s Version) and then topped it with Strawberries and Pink Sugar. The Ice Cream Melted pretty quickly, so I focused on the berries for this experiment.