But do not fret because I will give you a copy of this lovely book for the price of FREE! Yup, going to do a little giveaway of the Hello, Cupcake book. This book has a cupcake idea for every occasion, birthday, baby shower, wedding even April fools! It is loaded with tons of fun and it a great project for those who have the kiddies home for the summer.
Hello Cupcake Giveaway!
I have decided to take on a project. It’s not like I have anything else to do.(Insert sarcasm here.) I was in the car the other day with Hubby and said “I want to learn how to decorate cakes…..actually cupcakes because they are cutter.” The next day I went out and bought the book Hello Cupcake to start on my cupcake decorating adventures.
I have decided that I am going to attempt to make every adorably decorated cake in this book. I will try and do one cupcake recipe a week. We will see how that goes, some of them are pretty intimidating. Anyone want to join me in my quest to go forth and decorate?
This is my first cupcake attempt and for never having done any kind of decorating or piping I think I did ok. Yeah some of my petals are droopy and stringy but I think that was because the icing got a little too soft. Totally not an issue with me technique. Right?
The center of the flours are obviously oreos, the ladybugs are M&Ms and the leaves are rolled out sour apple Airheads. Pretty cool huh? The book recommended fruit leather, which are Fruit Roll-Ups but apparently Fruit Roll-Ups no longer come in solid colors. Every Fruit Roll-Up I saw at the grocery store was tie die or animal print. Some where even marketed as sticker…..gross. When I was a kid they only came in solid colors and there was 4 of them.
The actual cupcake was a lime and cream cheese. It was light and very refreshing. I used the lemon poppy seed cupcake recipe from the book and just sub lime for the lemon, minus the poppy seeds. Unfortunately since I am planning on doing the entire Hello Cupcake book I will not be posting the recipes in an attempt to avoid any copyright issues.
I will share a tip with you that wasn’t in the book. Like I said before I used Airheads to make the leaves. Roll them up and zap them in the microwave for 10 seconds. Then take the ball, which gets really soft, put it between two sheets of parchment paper and rolled it out . Once it’s rolled out nice and thin, use a sharpie and draw the leaves on the parchment paper. Let the Airheads cool and cut out the shapes using some kitchen sheers. It was the easiest and most exact way to cut out the leaves. Also cooled icing is the key.
Check out more pic of my cupcakes here.
1. Post a comment. Tell us an occasion you would like to use this book for or a baking fiasco you experienced.
2. One comment per person. Violates will be bushwacked over the head. Really.
3. Deadline Wednesday, July 1 at 11 P.M. Central Time. (because that is what time zone I am in)
4. Winner will be picked at random using the Truly Random Number Generator.
5. Winner will be announced the evening of Thursday, July 2.