I have always had a great love and get great joy from making things and being crafty. And I have always loved cooking. But it never extended to the skills of cake decorating.
Until now ..
Seems I have been bitten by the Cupcake Bug. And oh my goodness, there is a HUGE amount of stuff to play with. Gel colours, glitter sprinkles, fondant flowers, themed cases. A far cry from the days of hundreds and thousands.
So here is today's first attempt. LONG way to go , but we all have to start somewhere. I used the basic cupcake recipe of Nigella Lawson's. I will keep working until I get a perfect basic recipe.
Then I made a basic Royal Icing, which was quick and easy. I can see these babies in lovely pastel colours.
The first attempt are adorned with little edible rose buds that Jules gave me last Christmas. Mr Kirsa thinks they are a little girly, but I bet I catch him having one later :-)
|Royal Icing with dried rose bud|
|Set of 3 cupcakes - love the gloss on the icing|
|Oh so pretty!|
I think I may take it all a step further and see if there are any decorating classes.