So, the title of this should really be – How to make a disastrous mess. Because I did.
Man, did I ever.
And of course, who should come home to catch me red-handed in messiness? But my hubby.
‘WHAT are you DOING? Why don’t you put a tray underneath, so that you don’t make such a mess on the counter?’
It’s a good question really. And the only real, true answer is… I’m stubborn. There you have it folks, I confess; stubborn to the bone.
You see, I tried a new icing recipe. I’m constantly using our ‘Buttercream’ Icing recipe. I use that about 90% of the time. So I thought I’d mix things up. I used a royal icing. And instead of following the recipe (as usual…) I made a few changes. Which resulted in a runny mess of icing. If it calls for meringue powder, use it. Just saying. Anyhow. This is what I used for icing. It worked in a sense, but not at all how I had envisioned them to be.
4 cups icing sugar
2 egg whites
Blend together the egg whites and icing sugar. Add enough water to make the icing come together. It should be slightly runny, but not overly runny (ie – more like molasses than oil). Divide icing into bowls, and add food colouring, as desired.
For my cupcakes, I used this chocolate cake recipe. It made about 2 1/2 dozen regular-sized cupcakes.
I dyed the icing four different ‘springy’ colours. Then I bagged them (be careful if your icing is runny – it’ll run right out of the bags – no squeezing required!). To achieve the tye-dye look, I put a circle of one colour (a 1-inch circle, filled in) on top of the cupcake. Then I squeezed 2 or 3 other colours on top, and just let it run down the cupcakes, to create the effect.
If you’re smart, you’ll listen to hubby and put a tray underneath the cupcakes BEFORE you frost them. But if you don’t, hey, that’s cool too.
Cael thinks they’re pretty good…
Day 2 – Where you’d like to be in 10 years.
Okay, so it’s most definitely time for day two of the 30 Day Challenge. This one will be a tad more difficult than the last one… but here goes!
Realize that these are dreams, and I realized that some of them may be slightly far out…
In 1o years, I’ll be in my thirties… man, that sounds old. I will still be happily married, my little boy will be in the double digits, and he’ll probably have 2 or 3 (or 4?) little brothers and sisters. We’ll be living in our house (made by us), which will have an amazingly big shower, and a kitchen with lots of counter space. I will bake for my kids, and they’ll learn to bake with Mommy too, and love doing it (and I’ll have learned patience… hopefully). I’ll own a business, and bake for pay. Yes, those are the dreams.
Where will you be in 10 years?