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I had to try it. I got the recipe from the teacher on Tuesday and today I was going to make 24 cupcakes.
First thing to go wrong: the cupcake cases were too small, so I had enough cake batter for waaay more cupcakes than I had planned for.
I also didn’t manage to get a hold of proper piping bag in plastic so I used normal plastic bags… which I will never do again. I don’t think I got the buttercream quite right, it seemed a bit too moist. And by the time I was done I was so fed up I couldn’t be bothered with the marzipan shapes, I was just too knackered.
So not dream-like perfectness, but I’m still learning.
This evening I went to my first workshop at The Make Lounge, the theme of the evening was cupcake decorating. I wasn’t expecting to turn out anything magical, I’m not gonna lie, but I am chuffed to pieces with what I came home with.
Brie in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce – which I forgot to take pictures of once done. Was feeling a bit lazy so was going to buy puff pastry, but it was sold out. Tried filo pastry instead, and that worked out well.
I’m digging how these homely things like baking, cooking and sowing are becoming more natural to me, rather than being shrouded in mystery that seemed impossible to get past. And it is a lot more satisfying to eat a delicious pizza that you cooked yourself, rather than one bought.