Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tried it again...CUPCAKES

Well, since it's my baby's birthday, you know I had to try and do some special cupcakes for my guy!! Once again I turned to my handy dandy resource cupcake book.
After making these adorable ones for the Kellster, we couldn't leave Dunn out in the cold!! So what do you make a 6 year old boy? At my house, it was going to be the sharks!! They looked a little less labor intensive than Kelly's, and better for a beginner, such as myself.

Here's how they turned out:
Not bad, but not close to how beautiful they are in the book!! Why do they have to make it look so easy, and it's actually really hard?! See that shark in the lower left he's all spotted??.
Of course there was something dripping in our extra refridgerator where these were being stored.
So I get more frosting and make it gray {so I can re-dip the mottled sharks} and it comes out a whole lot darker. Oh, well!
Gotta love my Jack {he's 12}...he says the mottled ones look more realistic. So the dark gray ones are more of a blob shape due to re-dipping. I still like them but they don't look like this:

And for the record...they are so top heavy!! No matter how I tried to angle them on the top, they would fall over...can you say difficult!! Let me also state, these are expensive to make!! You have to buy so many things just to use a fraction of what you actually bought.

Example: those really expensive thin round chocolate wafer cookies...yeah, you use 3. Cut them in half to use for the fin. I found flower shaped thin wafer cookies and cut the petals off for a fraction of the cost, but still. Then there's the fruit roll ups for the mouth. Honestly, we don't buy them. Couldn't find plain red, and when I found something that had red in it, they also came with those tongue tattoo's...really had to weild the knife to get that shape right!!

But, I would do it all again for love!! He loved how they looked!! "WOW, THOSE ARE UNBELIEVABLE", not that I'm quoting or anything ;)


4 Shout Out:

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Oh my gosh, they are so so stinkin cute! Great job!! And for those left-over chocolate wafers, make this yummy (and quick and easy) cake:

Jen @ said...

They are so cute! Good job. He will love those! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Wow! You never cease to amaze me, Lisa! Those are awesome! I'm just staring at them, my mouth hanging open. What we do for love, huh?

~~Mel~~ said...

Never in a million years could I attempt them and have them turn out half as good as yours!! I think you did a fantastic job.

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