It is true, I have made a few fondant flowers (daisy cut-outs and teeny balls), but I have never had a desire to work too much with the stuff. I really don't care to sacrifice taste on the altar of cuteness. Personally, I would rather receive a box full of cupcakes oozing fresh fruit and chocolate shavings, than stare at a cake wondering if the top layer is even edible.
The artist in me is, however, a little anxious to play in the doughy fun that is fondant, and when I received two themed cupcake requests for this weekend, I thought, "Why not?"
The first is for a hair client of mine: one of my oldest and most faithful. She is a nurse in an ICU, and from what I can tell her hospital is implementing a new program- or maybe just her floor- I dunno. All I do know is that she needed some cupcakes with stars atop them, and I told her I would deliver.
And this is what I came up with:
And what the hey, I love this one. My hubs is so stinking creative.
Summery hues of tangerine, pink, and salmon; an ever-so-slight sparkle- all atop a mound of Swiss Meringue Buttercream and the lightest of cakes. I also added a new ingredient: Princess Cake Emulsion.
Citrus, vanilla, and almond- all mixed into one magic little jar. Delicious.
Delivering to a hospital was the largest challenge in this endeavor, as I really don't care for hospitals. I don't care for them, not because of the obvious hospital issues, but because they are so big and confusing- and I get lost very easily.
And I got lost. Actually, I didn't get lost- the information lady on the phone told me I was lost, and as I am inevitably always lost- I believed her. I got back into my car for 15 minutes, only to find out that I was in the right place all along. I was supposed to have the cupcakes there by the start of a meeting, and I was late.
I am sure they were just glad to have cupcakes. And I was glad to make them.
Oh yeah. There were chocolate ones, too! They were so ooey and gooey, I bet they were a mess to get out of the box. Chocolate: about the only thing worth making a mess over.
I get to make the second delivery this morning, and although I do know where I am going, my challenge will be: a toddler.
Ha. I lol-ed.
Have a great day, people!