This week's cake decorating class covered a subject near and dear to my heart: cupcakes! I needed to bring six cupcakes, so of course I made a dozen regular-sized and 40 mini ones. Of course. But I had a plan for the rest - I'll post about that in a minute.
Others, like this "shaggy mum", we piped straight onto the cupcakes. It's kind of a weird flower - you'd really have to like frosting a lot to enjoy this. You could use the same tip for grass, or, as I found out from one of the moms who's taking the course, for piping the Cookie Monster on a cake. :)
After we'd done all of the guided piping, we just played around with the techniques. I started by trying to put a few small flowers on this cupcake, but I messed it up so I just covered it up in a whole bunch of icing. It turned out pretty well in the end anyway.
I ended the evening with four finished cupcakes (well, 3 1/2 - I'm not sure the plain white swirl really counts. I really like that one, though)!