We are throwing our annual Bad Sweater Party this coming Saturday. Being the "planner" that I am, I have been working the past few days to do as much as I can so Saturday isn't so hectic. Well, here is what I learned today...
You win some:
I really wanted to try and make these cupcakes. I had seen the idea on a cake but thought I could take a shot at it for the party. Turned out SO cute... or at least I think so! I will have the step by step of those up soon. I mean, I did have some heartbreak from a few broken trees (about 15)but that is why I made extra. All in all, I was quite pleased with how these turned out.
You LOSE some:
I was trying to make these:
Glace Icing Tutorial on Our Best Bites.
I butchered their icing, a baker I am not. I put the frosting on, turned my back and failure greeted me upon my return. The icing was too thin, obviously. The first batch of icing (yes, first) I tried to use gel food coloring but it apparently was old and didn't ever mix in properly. The second batch, I ended up covered in powdered sugar. Then pools of icing on my counter (blue icing is good on granite, right?!?!? I didn't think so...) I give up for now. I am determined to make these, just some other day.
Hope your baking adventures go a little better!