|See how red they are? They were red, but not as red as this picture. The camera makes it look better. Wish it did the same for me.|
I may have issues.
Anyway when one of Hubbies friends at work asked me to make her some Angry Birds cupcakes I said sure, after yelling at Hubby for not giving me like 4 weeks notice. Anyway they turned out just fine, I nearly lost my mind when my stupid edible printer would not work. I mean I seriously almost drop kicked that sucker. Only saving grace was I left it alone over night and the next day it was fine. Whatever, I am still mad at it.
So I made cupcakes from scratch as that is what she asked for, and I make cupcake toppers like I have before and I just used a bunch of colourful butter cream.
|The pictures Hubby printed out for me.|
So to start I printed out the pictures, I told Hubby to make them smaller as I was in no mood to roll out a bunch of fondant after the printer was pissing me off. Then I rolled out a mixture of half fondant half gum paste, using my pasta roller of course. Then I brushed a little water on the fondant and placed a strip of pictures on top. I planned to use a cookie cutter to get them to cut out nicely. And of course it didn't work, it would cause the picture to tear a bit. So then I thought I would cut out the picture before putting them on the fondant. And that worked okay. I don't know, something about being in a rush really makes me screw things up.
|And this is Pork Chop, in his Perry the Platypus PJs, making a really weird face. What else is new.|
Anyway, I did the toppers a few nights ahead so they would dry right out.
Then I made two batches of cupcakes, using these recipes that I love from Sugarlicious. The chocolate ones are so dense and moist, honestly they are better than....well, you know. I cannot say it, Hubby may read this you know. Anyway they are good!
|Icing paper goes in.|
|And Pork Chop waiting, so he can eat the left over paper.|
|The pigs are my favorite.|
|And I think they turned out okay.|
I then used the largest fluted tip I had and disposable pipping bags and just put a nice swirl on each one. I then stuck a topper on each cupcake, before the icing had a chance to crust over.
I made that awesome red using Americolor super red, you need a good amount, but man it is red, no pansy pinky red for us.
So that was it, the kids had a great time. Pork Chop got to play some fun party games at the birthday, and I got to make something and not have to worry about who to make eat it all.