Sunday, March 28, 2010

Holy Butterflies Batman - this is harder than I thought!

So I was going for this:

And I ended up with this:

And I settled with this:

Yeah... this was WAY harder than I thought it would be.

A friend of mine is the best 'thrower of parties' EVER and for her daughter's 3rd birthday she wants to do a 'Mad Hatter Tea Party' complete with super cool cupcakes. (yes, I'm wildly jealous as I cannot for the life of me think of what I'm going to do for Claire's party and it's only a couple of weeks away...) So to prepare for her party, she decided to turn it into a 'Moms Night Out' event with some of our mom friends. I actually love that kind of stuff so we decided to gather all our cupcake decorating tools and have a 'practice night' before the real event. So I went to Barnes & Noble and found this super cool cupcake book and in it, was the directions for these Monarch Butterflies. They made it sound SO easy - just melt some chocolate in ziplock bags, add some tape on the corner to reinforce the bag, snip a small hole, and then 'outline' your butterflies. (you can see the pattern I was trying to 'trace' in the background of my photos). So just to be on the safe side, I decided to give it a try today, before we have the 'practice night', which again is before the real 'event'.

Yeah... SO HARD! First, the melting of the chocolate is tricky. The first time I didn't melt it enough, the second time the bag was so hot it kind of burned my hands, but it hardened quickly.... totally stressed me out. 

I guess it's back to the drawing board. Or maybe I can find an easier animal... 


Sara said...

Try worms... :)

Anonymous said...

That's actually a pretty good attempt! What a good mom!

Kimberly and Ed said...

I think you did a great job and I would eat them:) I have had the same issue with Martha Stewart cupcakes. I tried to make the s'mores cupcakes with a beautiful marshmallow icing swirl, but it came out flat:( It didn't look like the picture!

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