Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Soccer Cupcake Update

Ok, well just let me say that my "vision" did not turn out the way I wanted it to.  Have you ever had one of those days when everything just goes a little bit wrong, thankfully not horribly wrong?  That's pretty much what happened to me this Monday. 

First, the red gel coloring I had was a bit old and therefore my icing turned out pink. I need to update my cake making toolbox.

Then, I had to make another batch of icing and decided to try green to get a grassy look for my soccer ball.  That's when another problem popped up....not enough powdered sugar.  I made my own in the blender, but it never gets as smooth as the store-bought kind.  The icing turned out tasty but a little gritty.  And NO, I didn't want to go back to the store for try number 3 on the icing. Plus, guess what?  The green gel coloring was old too!  I need to use my Michael's coupons to restock.

Oh, by the way, the cupcakes puffed out of the liners after I was SO careful not to fill them as full as I usually do.  Talk about a muffin top problem....


I took them to the party anyway and everyone said they were so cute, but I just didn't like them.  They looked like some leftover St. Patrick's Day disaster with a soccer ball toothpick on top. 


  1. They look fine to me!! Just enough icing to get the kids good and happy.

  2. I think they're cute Lisa! I wonder how it would look if you had made spiky grass instead of the little spiral design. Looks like you're already way ahead of what I can do in the kitchen. Heck, I don't even have a cake-making toolbox!!