Hola! I hope everyone had a nice Monday. It was pretty chilly here. Perfect CHILI weather. Yum!
So today’s post is about customized cupcakes. We’ve got a baby shower coming up and I am playing around with ways to use mom’s and baby’s initials for the cupcakes. I had originally intended to use Royal Icing, and I’ll just tell you now: I failed. I didn’t make my letters thick enough and they broke. It’s a real pity because I thought they were pretty pretty. And there are no pics of the broken letters. Just this explanation.
The good news is that the cupcakes are delicious!
Supplies: Cookie sheet, piping bag (or heavy duty ziploc with a tiny cut in one corner) filled with royal icing, parchment paper, letters drawn onto some paper with a thick marker, and some pocket change
I used some pennies to hold down each corner of the parchment paper and started piping my little heart out. Now, you will want to work out before you do this. My hands were killing me because it was so tough to pipe out the royal icing. It hardens, ya know?
After I piped all my letters, I put them outside to set. It was cold so I knew they would set fast. While they were drying, I frosted my cupcakes, did some laundry, saved the world, etc.
**And then I brought the letters inside and tried to peel them off of the parchment paper. I piped them too thin and they just fell to pieces in my hands. I was devastated. After picking
myself up off the floor the crumbled letters up and throwing them in the trash, I had a plan.
I melted some chocolate chips and put the mixture in a little ziploc baggy. Snip, snip at the corner and boom! I just decided to pipe some chocolate letters instead.
I used nickels to hold down the parchment paper this time because I’m rich.
I let these letters chill outside and then brought them in to attempt peeling them once more. Sho’ nuff. It worked. I’ll be re-trying the royal icing again, but these will do for now.
What do you think?