|After I pipped these I then realized that the tip I used was probably not the best choice. If you don't know why, well you are more mature than me.|
Oh man, this is the year of weddings for us. I like weddings usually but I sort hate them too. I mean I had the wedding I planned, but looking back I would so do some different things. And going to all these weddings makes me think of all the cool things I would do now. I have told hubby my next wedding is going to be nothing but sugar and candy and some booze. Oh and maybe some sort of vows. I have my priorities.
I may even invite him too.
|My new pasta roller, which made this so easy. Also my messy table, but what else is new.|
So the first for this year of weddings was my mother in laws. Which is sort of crazy! She married her teenage sweet heart, after not seeing him for almost 40 years. So sweet and if you knew the hard things she has been through, she totally deserves it. And she asked me to make cupcakes to boot. Only thing is she wanted them to be from scratch, which if you know me, is a sticking point.
Just a fun fact, cake mixes are great, for certain things. Like cake balls, or for kids, it works great. But for adults and fancy things I do scratch. But you know I must love her if I did them from scratch without even a thought to using a mix. I mean she did give me Hubby, which at some times I am not sure if I should thank or curse her for. At the time of the wedding, it was thankfulness, so from scratch it was.
|I got this huge long strip of fondant out of like a golf ball size of fondant.|
The bride requested vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing and ribbon cupcakes with white icing. Now I have no idea what ribbon cupcakes are, so I said something like "do you mean red velvet?" And she was all "yeah, that is what I said." I may have to hurt her one day, lucky she cracks me up.
So I have made red velvet whoopie pies, cake balls and even cupcakes. But the cupcakes were made with a mix as a base. So I had to find a new recipe, and dang it all, none of my baking books had one. Well maybe they did but I was not getting off the sofa to look when I was all comfy and on my lap top. So I went to pintrest and found this recipe I had pinned from My Baking Addiction.
|My cheap flower former.|
|I put them all on a cookie sheet so I could move them around easier.|
|I made the butterflies thicker, because I learn from my mistakes. Sometimes.|
|This worked great, until someone, Hubby, moved it and a bunch fell off. But that was okay as they dried really fast. I tried to make a few larger ones with a folded bit of parchment, it worked okay.|
|If I had been smart I would have kept the flowers and butterflies in different containers. As it was I had to pick them all out, and think about how dumb I was. I think that a lot some days.|
|So this was the set up, until I found I did not like how little the luster dust showed on the flowers.|
|Booze to the rescue!|
|I was covered!|
|See how cute?|
|And an almost in focus shot. Almost.|
|I got these amazing liners at the warehouse, I love that place.|
As my post is super long, I will just link the recipes here. There is also a link to the post with the vanilla cupcakes and the butter cream I make.
Red Velvet Cupcakes by My Baking Addiction
Vanilla Cupcakes From Sugarlicious, my older post
So once my cupcakes were baked I made my butter cream and iced them, I did about 10 at a time and them stuck a flower or butterfly on them. Then as I did not make enough decorations I put silver pearls on the rest, making sure to do them as soon as I had piped them, or else the butter cream would start to crust and they would not stick. Then they were packed up and we went to the wedding.
|These are the red velvet and they were really tasty.|
I was also surprised as Pork Chop ate about 6 cupcakes as I was decorating them. They were mini ones, but he ate them, and most of them with frosting. He only ate two at the wedding, but begged me to make more when we got up the next day. As we are tearing the house apart for a garage sale I had to promise to make them again that week. He would not stop talking about the red velvet ones all weekend. So that was weird. And the little bugger found the one little one I had hidden for me to eat later, so he ate it. Good thing he is cute or I would kill him!
|And if you still don't know why I am not happy with the piping, thank you for being so mature. If you do see the reason, thank you for letting me not be the only 12 year old boy here.|
So that is wedding one down. We have one in June, and then two in September. I am making stuff for the two in the fall, so those will be fun!
And the wedding was insane, lots of stuff to do, but at the end of it all my mother in law found her true love and he cried when he tried to tell her how much he loved her.
What more can a girl ask for?