Saturday is my husband’s birthday. He will be 39. The daughter wants to decorate a cake for him for his birthday. She has never decorated before, so I suggested to her that we make cupcakes, and she practice on them. That way, each cupcake could be a different technique/tip, and she wouldn’t be so overwhelmed with a huge cake to decorate. So that is what we did.
The ingredients were assembled, and I showed her an easy way to hold up the bag as you are filling it.
We only decorated with white icing, so that if mistakes were made, they would be easy to swipe off, and colors wouldn’t bleed on the base.
First we iced the cupcakes. The icing wasn’t home made decorators icing. The husband has a second job at Walmart, and from time to time he brings home a few 3 gallon icing buckets that they use in the bakery. Did you know that they leave a good 3-4 cups of icing in those buckets? Did you know that I am frugalness personified?? I get my bowl scraper, and clean those out. So the icing we used was Walmart butter cream icing. So it was a bit soft, and not easy to make smooth.
We need to decorate them first, silly girl!
I then laid down a piece of waxed paper for her to practice on. She realized quickly that it isn’t as easy as it looks.
Now for the real thing.
Stars are easy!
You really can’t tell what they look like since they are all in white, but there are rosebuds and a stem and a leaf. Guess who is decorating the husband’s birthday cake???
Do you decorate cakes for birthdays? do you get one at the store, or do you make a pie instead?