Monday, October 13, 2008

Icing #1

Since icing tends to keep well, I decided to make up the icing ahead and practice piping on the cupcakes. Alas, three of them emerged from the pan in pieces, so I had three to practice on. I hadn't bought my piping tips yet, so I did these with just a ziploc bag with a hole cut in one end.

The recipe I used I found on CakeCentral. This was the Crisco-based Buttercream recipe I used. I subbed out the vanilla with Grand Marnier because M requested that flavor, and tinted it with Wilton orange paste color.

My piping was pretty sloppy, but the icing is tasty. No need to hunt for a second recipe. I also added some cheap Halloween decors I bought at Aldi.

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