Thursday, January 20, 2011

a quick way to decoraOTTe a cupcake

I know the title is a stretch but in keeping with the theme I am sharing my attempts at icing a cupcake.  Here's the story; a co-worker of mine is having a baby and the office wanted to have a shower for her.  Someone found out her favorite cake is red velvet, but she is having a boy.  So now you see my dilemma.  #1
How do I make a baby boy shower cupcake with red velvet? And #2 How do I decorate it?  As I've mentioned numerous times I want to pipe and decorate but I don't have any training, patience or hand/eye coordination.  But I think it looks so cute.  But everytime I attempt it, it ends up looking like an elementary craft project.

I know I need to work at it more and not wait until random baby showers come up but alas here I am trying to decide what to do. Yet, here I am standing in the cake isle at Hobby Lobby looking at stuff I have no idea how to use.

Then I found this.......

Spray food coloring.  This was a Wilton brand product but it was blue and I thought it would be fun to try.  I also bought blue liners.  So I baked my red velvet cupcakes and iced them with a cream cheese frosting.  And using a #7 tip I did a spiral pattern on the cupcakes.  (Don't laugh, I know its simple but you are talking to me and my limited abilities.)
Then I took and sprayed my cupcakes with the blue food coloring.  It was pretty easy just point and spray and from time to time give the can a shake.
And as you can see they turned out pretty cute for red velvet cupcakes for an office baby shower.  It was pretty quick and easy and the mom to be thought they tasted great.  So that's the important thing.


Lana said...

Ooooo! Ahhhhhh! I am filing this for the next cupcake event. I'm sure I have several coming up!

HoosierHomemade said...

I think they are GREAT! What a neat idea to use the spray food color.
I'm sure they taste great!

Lisa said...

cute! They look really pretty and elegant!

ann said...

Didn't know there was such a thing on the market. A must try

Norwegian Phoenix said...

Those are really cute!

You could also see if you could find red fire truck sugar things(that's the technical term) like you find on cupcakes in the bakery dept. Those would go with the red cupcakes as well.

I'll definitely have to remember to pick up the spray stuff next time I go. I've always wondered whether it worked or whether it ended up on you. Thanks for clearning that up. Have a great day!

Galloway Mom said...

Who knew? What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. They look wonderful!

Enjoy your day,

Jane @ Going Jane said...

I checked out the spray color during my shopping trip this past week...but I passed cuz i wasn't sure how it would look. Now I know it's all good! :)

siteseer said...

how cool. Wonder if you could put a stencil on the cake and spray multiple colors? I'll have to try that.

Curtains In My Tree said...

I am on my way to find me some color mist

all of a sudden I am cupcake crazy


Martha said...

I'm impressed!!! I'll have to look for it next time I'm in the market.

tawna6988 said...

I want to eat that now!

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Tiffanee said...

Very cool!! You are such a pro! They look so beautiful and delicious. I have never scene this before.