Regular readers of this blog know that I am borderline obsessed with cupcakes. In fact, it’s how I measure my workouts, “Hey, we just ran 3 miles, or enough to eat one full cupcake!“. And even though I have made some incredible cupcakes in the past (Choco Beer Salted Caramel being my pièce de résistance), my frosting skills are just a wee bit lacking.
So, I convinced Amber from Bramble Berry to go take a cupcake frosting class with me. It was hilariously fun and so easy! Making cute cupcakes is a snap if you just have the basic pattern down and necessary tools. I am definitely going to invest in some better cupcake frosting tools to get the frosting just right.
My number one amazing tip from the class though? Use a paintbrush, dipped in water, to get a smooth shiny finish on your cupcake frosting. Then I got to take all of the cupcakes to my birthday party where they were quickly gobbled up! It was such a festive way to make an entrance.
Well, wouldn’t that be convenient? We would have a blast. I’ll see what’s going on and figure out how we can get some cupcake time in for your visit.
I didn’t even eat a full cupcake myself because yes, I shared. =) The photo above is from my joint birthday party with a friend and boy, did those cupcakes go fast.
You ran 3 miles? Calorically, it’s probably about 2/3rd of a cupcake so grab your fork, grab half a cupcake and really really really savor it with a glass of milk if you’re going to splurge =)
Great job on the run. I’ve been on the work treadmill for about an hour today and am just plugging away at emails.
What Fun 🙂 And these classes are held in Bellingham Anne-Marie??? In August? 🙂
And they tasted delicious … absolutely yum!
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How fun!!! I’ve never seen a cupcake that looks like a burger before!
These are beautiful and they look so good to eat! I am a cupcake fanatic and I melt when I smell them! LOL
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I love, love, love the little doggy! How absolutely adorable! I cant even look at cupcakes without simultaneously seeing my waistline inflate! You are such a clever cupcake Anne-Marie. Everything about you is art!
A very tempting proposition indeed! I just worry that I’d bomb and be too discouraged by your progress and my lack thereof. 😉
how cute! Those look great! Now I want to take a cupcake frosting class!
It’s never too late to start working out – you and me could be e-workout buddies …=) And then be e-cupcake eating buddies together!
Nom, nom, nom!! What a fantastic job you did on those cupcakes!! I’d love to take a frosting class, but given how I’m not as good about exercising as you, I’d break the scale in under 2 months. ;D
I hope your birthday was wonderful! That cupcake class sounds like a lot of fun!
Yum yum, am still dreaming of that salted caramel cupcake!! Delish…Belated Happy birthday. Selina
Renee Gibson says
How fun! I’m sure you’re familiar with Hello! Cupcake books? A must if you haven’t looked into them yet. I’m particularly interested in your Elmo cupcake…making those for my daughter’s 2nd bday. Unfortunately (ha!), I’ll have to do a practice run on those before the actual party. 🙂 Nice job, Anne-Marie!
Donna Maria Coles Johnson says
Very smart Amber. I would have been all over the cupcake class. Sounds like too much fun. Did you guys eat all the cupcakes for your birthday? Or did you share?
And geez! I ran 3 miles this morning. Does that mean I can have a cupcake?
Wow. You are a girl after my own heart!! I LOVE cupcakes. In fact my husband calls me “cupcake” and just to let you know, I am still lean. So, enjoy those cupcakes and keep running. I just go out and ride my horse a few extra laps.