So, I admit it.
I have never actually made cupcakes before.
Growing up, cupcakes weren’t as popular as they are today, so when I baked (from a box) I always made full cakes. For Hubby’s birthdays, we always went out, and for my oldest, my good friend makes amazing cakes and has always been my go-to person (the soccer, Mickey, and airplane cake are all from my oldest’s birthdays). Knowing that she was making cakes for two other parties this week, I decided to step up, my style, and make cupcakes.
I, of course, started with a box. (I gotta keep it somewhat simple for myself.) After they had baked and cooled, I started with the fun part – frosting!
I had bought some pre-packaged white whipped frosting. I added a couple drops of food coloring and voila:
I searched online for the best way to frost a cupcake, and realized that using a pastry bag with a fairly wide tip was a must. Fortunately for me, Hubby once took a pastry class and had a whole collection of tips and bags. (I did have to search the pantry/garage to find them – they got used so many times – sarcasm, anyone?) The website I found suggested putting your pastry bag inside a cup as you filled it and that actually worked great.
With a simple circular motion, which was way easier than I thought, I frosted – and it turned out amazing!
Seriously, if I can do this, anyone can do this.
Finally, I placed them on a cupcake stand and added my homemade toppers.
It’s the little things that make me proud.
And I am awfully proud of myself today. 🙂