I’m really, really, REALLY bad at making food. Seriously, in my 2nd year I literally lived off pot noodles (Asda 8p noodles baby! lol) and microwavable food. I kid you not. In final year I didn’t use the kitchen in my shared flat for 8 months and lived off sandwiches, sweets and pub grub.
Also, I don’t really need to. I got Lodz who loves cooking and is really freaking good at it. The other week he left me for 3 days – I tried cooking and ended up stabbing myself badly in my hand. I’d be lost without him, I can’t feed myself.
But I have discovered my love for making cupcakes.
The flowers were made out of white rolling ice using little flower shapes from Lakeland and a clean Q-Tip to dot the yellow food colouring into the middle to make it look like daisies!
Turns out piping is harder than I thought too, I basically sucked at it but practice makes perfect, right?
So for the dough I used a standard recipe and added champagne flavour. It smelled so good, but it wasn’t actually that great. And the dough came out a bit on the dry side.
For the topping I used the blue and yellow rolling ice and my little pattern maker! Again, I couldn’t quite work out the right thickness for the rolling ice and rather than getting a green topping I wanted to get a yellow-blue marbled effect.
I have to say I didn’t expect to have to use so much rolling ice for the 12 cupcakes I made! Not impressed!
The dough was again quite standard but I added some vanilla flavour to it. And then the topping was just a pink cherry flavoured glaze plus some sugar flowers and sprinkles. Simple and easy and surprisingly good!
I had never made a glaze before, but it’s so super simple that I think this might become my preferred way of decorating cupcakes!
Over the weekend my friend Helen and I tried doing some chocolate cupcakes but we failed and decided to drink instead!
But I tried again using mini marshmellows. But again the chocolate & almond cupcakes collapsed and the marshmellow just kind of disappeared. And the cherry and lemon buttercream frosting just came out too sweet :( Decorated with some sugar flowers and pink sprinkles.
Maybe you guys can tell me what kinds of cupcakes I should try making?
Let me know what cupcakes I should make next!