|Messy but colourful result|
Posted by Lidya Endzo Kun iLLa
This week, I finally completed little pastel puss. I have added her to my website (link above) where she is renamed “Tabby Kitten”, with a price tag of £35.
I didn't get chance to show them how to do piping properly, and we were short of time as we were about to go out for the afternoon, but not a bad result, all things considered. If you could make tallish stack, it could be a good alternative to a birthday cake (although using candles could be a bit risky).
Do you know how it is when you sometimes see a good idea on someone else’s blog, and perhaps even leave a comment on that blog to the effect that you want to have a go at it, then never have time (or can’t get the materials) to try it out? Well, this time I overcame a few obstacles to do just that. I saw this cupcakes in a cup idea on the “Sunny Bug” blog, which has lots of delightful recipes, amongst other things: http://sunnybugworld.blogspot.com/2011/07/cupcakes-in-cup.html. The idea was intended for adults, but I thought it would make a good kids’ activity for the holidays. Buying the ingredients was no problem, but where I live, you can’t get see through plastic cups – or at least my husband couldn’t find them in Tescos. I therefore had to order some from e-bay - only to find them in Tescos after all. No matter.
The cups arrived just in time for a visit from our nieces, with Nanna, and a cupcake decorating session ensued! Rather than take the buns out of the cases, I let them decorate them in there, then dropped them into the plastic cups, before stacking them up. I wish we'd had a few more now, for a taller and more even effect. Still, you get the idea from the photo below.