Lessons in cupcakin’.
Just when I thought I was back on a roll with my blogging, I caught the virus that has been running rampant through my preschool – stomach flu. Definitely not how I wanted to spend my Thursday/Friday – especially since Saturday I had planned on baking all day for my friend’s twin sister’s bridal shower which was 2 hours away on Sunday. Although I had done a run through last weekend, and spread much of my work out over a full day this time, I would estimate I spent about 8 hours on 50 cupcakes. That is something to really consider if I ever decide to sell cupcakes out of the friend circle.
Anyway, a re-baking of mint & cookies and cream took place – with a new color kick to it. The theme of the bridal shower was “1950’s Retro”, and the color scheme was red, white, and teal. The decorating experienced has allowed me to fully appreciate the phrase “a labor of love”.
Lesson #1: Time is unequal to money, especially when self-employed.
Lesson #2: It takes an entire jar of red coloring gel to turn fondant, well, red. And countless hours of kneading and waiting.
Lesson #3: Rolling out fondant too thin shows every.single.bump. on the top of the cupcake.
Lesson #4: There are A LOT of bumps on the NJ Turnpike.
So without further ado, I present my weekend encompassing cupcake project.
Apparently they went over quite well with the crowd -and even if she was just being kind, that’s all I can really ask for.
What’s the longest amount of time you’ve spent baking?