Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Roy G. Biv

I have really fallen hard for Pinterest.  I fought it for about a year then finally got an invitation and joined.  I have not stopped pinning since.  I pin a billion things that interest me and might interest my family.  Since daughter-in-law and mother-in-law look for ideas for gifts for me, I put myself a "Gifts I Want" on my board.  All they have to do is log in and look at my list.  I got two things off of there last year for Christmas.  I got a lovely salt cellar and a dual purpose whisk that were on the list. It works!

The other day the weather was a little bit coolish and the baking bug bit me.  I had to have something baked.  I usually keep two or three boxes of boxed cake mixes for such sweet tooth emergencies.  So I fired up the oven and as I waited for it to heat up I got onto Pinterest and went to my board on Pinterest.  I have a cupcake board but let's face it, some of those are for real experts, which I am not.  Thankfully I have a grip on the basics. I found something that makes me smile every time I see it so that was the winner.


I have very basic icing skills so this fit the bill.  As usual I really didn't give the colors of the icing much thought so I dived in half cocked.  Thankfully it worked out okay but they didn't look like the picture...exactly.
Got big red ready and she didn't disappoint.  I used a friend's buttercream icing recipe and it's perfect every single time I have used it.  I won't use any other recipe ever again.

 

There are most of the ones I made.  I have more on the counter because they wouldn't all fit on the plate.  As you can see one didn't get the red on top, so guess who got eaten first??
I did notice after I made the cupcakes that I hadn't scrolled down far enough on the site.  It showed how to ice the cupcake.  I should have read the whole thing before starting but I truly didn't realize there was more.  I used a HUGE plain tip.  A medium would have been better.  When you eat one of these, you go into true sugar shock, but oh how delightful it was.  I will make these again another time.  I think they would be cute as black white or red , white and blue for July 4th?  The possibilities are endless.  It doesn't take much to make these adorable cupcakes. 

9 comments:

Geraldine Kiser said...

Can you share the buttercream recipe? I only have ever used the Wilton one I got years ago.

vlb5757 said...

I will need to get ahold of the person who gave it to me. She has a cake decorating business and I am not sure she would want it on here. So I will ask and get back to you.

Wool Winder said...

Your cupcakes turned out really cute!

vlb5757 said...

Thanks. I was reading your photo blog this morning and was just in awe so how big those trouts are that you were catching. I love your butterfly garden. I want to plant one but have no idea where to put it. I also want to attract hummingbirds. So it's a project for this year.

Paula said...

WOW~ hadn't seen this one on Pinterest~ very cool!

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vlb5757 said...

I have totally been a slacker and don't really have a good excuse. If you go to my Cupcake Board you can pin it and then you can make them. If I have to blog, you have to blog! I would miss seeing Lily!

Tina T-P said...

WoW - Welcome back - so nice to have you stop by and say hi! Those cupcakes look delicious - wish you weren't so far away :-) T.

vlb5757 said...

Tina, I wish I didn't live so far away either. I love Washington state. It's my kind of green and my kind of weather. Thanks for coming by.