Before I get started I am also guest posting today at Whisked Together!
Oh man has it been busy around here lately! I have been working and trying to do some charity stuff, bake, talk to hubby and try to not kill Pork Chop. It has been crazy. I will update you with some of the fun, we were in a parade and I made some fun treats and I have gotten a few things done for my steam punk outfit, so all in all, lots to talk about.
So this weekend that just past Pork Chop had his hockey banquet, which is not as fancy as you would think. When I heard about it I figured I better make something, as I send stuff to the team for no reason at all, and now there was a reason. I also had no time, I mean I was so not going to make fancy stuff, so cupcakes it was!
Firstly, just so you know, I made box mix cupcakes. I am not ashamed, when you are not a morning person, even though you start work at 7am every day, you do what you have to. So I made a box mix of chocolate cupcakes, and then homemade butter cream and some fancy edible image toppers.
So, I won't explain the cupcakes, basically I cracked some eggs, mixed some stuff and baked it. All good. Although, I was not prepared and I only had Halloween cupcake liners, they still looked good.
|This is one full sheet of icing, unlike my child I don't eat the left over bits.|
|This is the super cool fondant cutter I got from Wilton. I got it at Michael s just before Christmas, we were there looking for craft gifts for Pork Chop. We didn't find anything so I had to use my coupon, you cannot waste those.|
|I found it nice to roll out the fondant on the cutting plate, it is removable.|
|They just need to dry for a day or so on a flat surface.|
|All my pre folded boxes, those are the inserts on the bottom right.|
I just usually toss stuff in a bowl:
-1 cup butter
-2 TBSP vanilla *
-milk and icing sugar as needed
Cream the butter and add the vanilla, then add some milk. Add some icing sugar and alternate between the two until you get it as thick and as much as you need.
*when I make butter cream that is going to be all white I use vanilla bean paste, it looks cool
|My swirly cupcakes.|
|Just press the topper into the icing.|
|And you have a fleet of cupcakes to wow the 7 year old hockey players in your life.|