Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This was our third class! We learned some decorating tips for cupcakes...although these don't look that great because the frosting started to melt...
We learned the hardway that when making buttercream frosting, if you use butter instead of shortening, use less water. Or just use shortening. -.- We had to borrow some confectioners sugar from one of our classmates to thicken the frosting and nearly ended up using half the box...
We also learned that this is harder to do than it looks. Trying to get the right pressure, smooth turning and steady hands is not so easy. But I'd say we did pretty good as beginners. :)
Cupcake: Grapefruit cupcake recipe from http://rosemarried.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/recipe-swap-grapefruit-cupcakes/
Friday, July 22, 2011
I'm taking cake decorating classes at Michaels with my sister and a friend. First day we decorated on some cookies and the second day was a real cake. Yay!! But...I have to say...I really really don't like buttercream. Rarely do I crave it...I need to figure out how to do this with whipcream and gelatin.