So, next in the series of DIY projects are some cupcakes I made for Dave's work. Folks at Dave's job have been working their booties off for the last 6 months and he wanted to give them a little thanks. (Like most organizations, an actual raise is out of the question)
So I followed this woman's recipes and advice for cupcakes, icing and how to ice them.
I often find that advice on the web for cooking (especially) is more assvice. Nonetheless, I think this woman's site on cupcakes is fantastic. The recipes are easy and delicious and there is even a video on icing the cupcakes! Yes, you do need some special equipment (icing bags and frosting tips), but she even gives good hints on how to use them.
Here is my version. Two things: 1) yes, there is room for improvement on my part, but considering this was the first time I've done it, they turned out great (some of mine do look like poop, and none of hers do). 2) I need to figure out a better way to photograph my projects. I could not get a good picture of these and they looked much better in real-life than this picture. Suggestions welcome.