Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More Cupcakes

As you know, I've been playing around with cupcakes lately. Ever since Claire saw the picture of these 'duck' cupcakes, she's been asking for them. I keep telling her that we don't have the stuff to make them, so then she asks to go to the store to 'get the stuff'. Man, she's persistent! It's a good thing it was her birthday, otherwise, I'm not sure if I would have caved (or at least caved this soon).  Fortunately Bob was there to help, so into the wee hours of the night, we melted, dipped, snipped, cut, frosted, rolled and shaped random bits of treats into little cupcake masterpieces. 

well... maybe that's exaggerating just a bit on that last part

We had a smallish 'party' with a few friends so I needed some cupcakes for that. And then we were also having dinner with some of her cousins, so we needed some cupcakes for that. And then as a family, I thought I'd have some for us as well. Fortunately, there were 3 different cupcakes that I wanted to make.

The 'Mums'
 Gotta do those again because they make me feel really good about myself as a person. 
So that was purely a selfish choice to help build my self esteem. 

These are made by laying half of a mini donut
 on top of the cupcake before frosting. 
The picture in the book is SUPER cool. 
What's not super cool is that fact my donuts
 were smaller than the diameter my cupcake.
Trust me, it makes it MUCH harder and the results are less than stellar. 
(but I already have an email in to the writers of the book asking what kind of donuts they use  - and no, I'm not joking in the slightest)

And here come the 'Ducks'
These are hard, and the beaks were the toughest part
In fact, we spent alot of time just laughing at our creations.

Like this guy.
go ahead and insert any funny, obnoxious sound you want 
(that's what we did... for a good 10 minutes)

I decided to take the duck cupcakes when we went to dinner 
with my sister and her kids.
So right before we were to leave, I grabbed my cupcake carrier
turned the corner and saw...

She ate all the BEAKS off! Are you kidding me?!?!?!

*grumble*you know how long this took me*grumble*

ugh. well, at least I still had the Apples. I took those instead.

So all was not lost.
But it is worth mentioning that using cinnamon sugar
is not the best choice when making them for kids
(it's much too 'spicy')


Kim said...

You are my hero! Is there anything you DON'T do?!?!?!

Jenny said...

hi. i just hopped on over from the holt bb and wanted to say that i love your cupcakes. they looked amazing and so yummy too.

JimandJackie said...

LOL about your DD eating the ducks, the cupcakes are amazing! KDjackie from the BB

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