Friday, October 23, 2009
Sometimes trying new things works out and sometimes it doesn't. This post is a perfect example of that. Last night I wanted to try my hand at piping flowers on the top of cupcakes. I had some leftover frosting from a previous project and cupcakes ready to go in the freezer, so I busted it out. I think they turned out pretty good. I need a bigger tip than what I was using, but it was fun to just practice the technique. I used candied fennel seeds as the flowers center. I think it looks fun. Obviously it would look better in a pink or other floral color, but blue is what I had to work with.
Then this-morning I called my sister in-law to see if she needed anything for my nephews birthday party tonight. She seemed like she could use a hand so I told her I would make cupcakes. I have been wanting to try this new frosting recipe so I thought this would be as good as any time to try it out. It is really creamy which is what I was looking for, but it is not as stiff as I usually like. So my piping did not hold it's shape as well. They still look okay, but not as great as they normally do. I might try the recipe again and see if I can't get it just a little bit stiffer. I have cute little foam halloween stickers that I have put onto toothpicks that I will stick in the cupcakes once I get to the party. I am just crossing my fingers that the frosting holds up until tonight, and doesn't start melting on me.
All you can do is try right. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.