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.