Last week our local library invited a lady in to show us some cake decorating basics. The kids wanted to go because there were cookies and frosting involved. I wanted to go because I wanted to learn a few things about cake decorating.
I had way too much fun playing with the frosting tips and patterns. In fact…I sort of forgot that really and truly I was supposed to be there to help the kids.
“Mom…can I have a turn with the squeezy thing?”
Anyway…I was enjoying myself so much that after it was all over, the lady offered to let me take the leftover frosting home so that I could keep playing. I decided to ignore the fact that the frosting was loaded with shortening, sugar and food coloring and I said yes please. Hey, it was about decorating…not eating…right?
I quickly baked some cupcakes when I got home then played with my Pampered Chef Accent Decorator to make these flowers:
I thought they turned out kind of cute. I decided that if I was using shortening and food coloring….I might as well throw in a few M&Ms too. Shucks why not? We had a little girl house guest this weekend and she gave me a big smile for these. Yay…someone to appreciate purple flowers with me.
I don’t think I’ll quit my day job…but squeezing frosting out of a tube and making patterns is really cool. I’m thinking that I’m going to redeem a couple of Swagbuck earned Amazon cards so that I can get one of these because it will work much better than the one I have for what I’d like to learn.
Now (because this is what I do) I will experiment with different kinds of frostings so that I can create a yummy one that works for decorating that doesn’t require shortening. And I will play with different ideas for adding coloring that doesn’t require food coloring. (I hear beet juice works well for pink.)
As soon as I have some fun things learned and figured out (and if the result isn’t embarassing to share in picture form)…I’ll let you know.
In the meantime today, check out the carnival going on over at Life as Mom and enjoy all kinds of cake decorating ideas!