Let's make some cupcakes - let's make them extra pretty. I got some new piping tips recently, and needed practice, so our daughters decided we would get together and have a practice session before Easter dinner. We baked cupcakes, made frosting and readied our supplies. A cupcake decorating party is a great idea - that way we'd be really good at it before our family dinner.
These are the new tips - they are quite large - and make a whole flower all at once. They are called Russian Piping Tips - quite clever and lots of fun.
Our first try - the frosting has to be thicker than for other piping tips - so the bigger flowers hold their shape. Fix the frosting - and try again.
With practice we improved - lots of fun - lots of silliness - lots of laughs - and lots of pretty cupcakes - large and small
Here's a clever trick - spread multiple colors of frosting on plastic wrap - roll it up into a tube - cut off one end of the tube, place it in the piping bag and you get a flower with three colors.
A pretty multi-colored Columbine
More practice - getting better
The Columbine tip also makes a pretty multi-colored pansy
I think we are almost ready now.
Would you like a cupcake? I'll make a pot of tea.
And more of our new tips - these are about 2 1/2 inches tall and make big swirly designs - and use LOTS of frosting.
Lovely orange swirls with a pretty rose on top.
Some of the cupcakes were taken to friends and family - and the remaining ones went to work with Don - where his co-workers devoured them in record time.
Tuesday's Treasures - it is always a treasure when we get together with family members
Mosaics made with picmonkey and photovisi