Lately I have been practicing my baking decorating skills. I generally can make something TASTE good, but look good is an entirely different story. You have to just grab a spoon and close your eyes. Unfortunately, the eyes are often part of the experience, so I am about 50% #FAIL at this point.
My entire intention was to create some July 4th cupcakes and do little swirly white frosting and colored sugar.
You wanna know why?
Because the first rule to baking, or cooking, or anything kitchen related at all, is to make sure that you have all your ingredients and I only had HOT PINK dye, not red. REAL hot pink…I couldn’t even pretend it was red.
So…I improvised because at that point, I was jonesing for a cupcake.
Take 1 box vanilla cake, make per instructions, then separate into three bowls for your colors. I used a coffee scoop (2 tbls scoop) to fill each color into the cupcake pans.
TIP: Spray your cupcake holders with a little baking spray to keep the crumbs from sticking when you peel…no need to waste good cupcake on a wrapper.
Here is my visual prep…enjoy:
Make some matching colored sugar…
(All you do here is take a 1/4 cup of sugar and a little dye and mix. I found it easiest to just use my fingers and rub the sugar together. Clean hands people, clean hands.)
Now everything went well till I had to decorate….
Looks like a 2nd grader did it.
They still taste good.
Like I said…just close your eyes.