The last two weeks have been completely nuts- on top of my 6 day/50 hour work week I’ve had a bunch of cookie and cupcake orders. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful for all the orders! It was just a touch overwhelming! Alas, I came out of it all alive, with orders successfully completed and my wallet filling a bit fuller- which is always a happy thing!
So I have tons to update you on- as well as lots of sleep to catch up on- so today’s post will be short, but sweet of course! I’ve had this picture of this cupcake order from a while back- Easter actually- and have been excited to show it. The order was from one of the doctors I work with, who pretty much lets me have creative reign over all hers orders- which is really exciting. I was looking forward to topping these cupcakes with a gorgeous spring flower that I was in my new Marta Stewart Cupcake book (more to come on how amazing this book is! It’s a MUST buy!) Of course, in my head- mine would look just as perfect as hers…
OMG was I mistaken! They were way more complicated than I thought, my frosting was way to stiff and the flowers looked terrible! After a full day of work, baking all night- around 1 am I gave up on the flowers, scraped all the cupcakes clean and started over. I dug through my cabinets to find some kind of alternate decoration for these Easter Cupcakes. Sprinkles are always a great last minute resort and I always have them well stocked! I mixed some clear sugar sprinkles with colored on a plate, frosted the cupcakes then rolled them in the sprinkles mixture- super easy and super cute! It was nothing spectacular- bit it did the trick. All the cupcakes looked clean, neat and yummy. And the Doc at work was super happy. Yippee for a late night success!
This late night pattern has been a bit of a pattern for me lately! It’s about 8:30 and I am ready for a hot cup of tea and my pj’s! No baking all-nighter for this lady tonight! Stay tuned for more to come!
Happy Baking and Cupcake Decorating!