Saturday, December 6, 2008
it's the silly season
Yes, it's that time of year! I still seem stuck on perfecting the xmas cupcake and trying to make it look as festive as possible! This is my first attempt this year and at first I wasn't quite sure about it at first, but I think I quite like it - the glitter and white sprinkles make all the difference!
The cupcakes are chocolate (my favourite recipe from a Family Circle book) - the cake is so soft and moist... mmmm. I covered them with a bit of chocolate ganache and then piped on the attempted festive colours!
The candy canes... ahhh the candy canes. Work has been very busy and rather taxing mentally atm so I had not had enough chance to pre-plan candy cane purchase or thinking the logistics of it. I was at coles when I remembered I needed xmas decorations! I bought these candy canes... when it came to decorating I discovered the candy canes had been shrinkwrapped - ie very fiddly unwrapping every candy cane!
I have another cupcake order and that is all for this year (that I know of!). It's been very draining these last few weeks with so many orders but at the same time I've loved the challenged - I've learnt lots of little efficiency tips (make the IMBC in advance!) and I feel my decorating is improving heaps... bring on 2009 and all the baking and decorating challenges in store.