Monday, September 21, 2009

Why do I do this to myself?

Kid birthday season is 3 sleeps away. Ask Taylor she is all to happy to share that info. I've got 2 sets of cupcakes to make and decorate this week. And then another set next week and another set a the week after. Taylor keeps changing her mind about the school cupcakes. I think I've got her down to owls but I'm sure that will change again. And the party cupcakes are hopefully going to be sharks, that is if I don't screw it up. The hockey party cupcakes are still in the thought process. Anyone know a good fondant recipe? And then I'm thinking for Quinten's actually birthday turkey cake or cupcakes would be good because his birthday is on Thanksgiving Monday. I know it would be easier to purchase said cupcakes but I really enjoy making them even if I get a bit stressed out. Good thing I'm not running in the harvest half, not sure where the time would come to do it all.
Anyway that is how my week is shaping up. And on a side note. Thank you to everyone who comes to our kids' parties. I know it can be an inconvience coming to 3 kids parties all right in a row. In the words of Taylor good thing we are having a joint party for one of the parties. She likes to say good thing alot.

Have a happy week. Be sure to get out in the beautiful weather. Never thought we would be celebrating our 6 year olds birthday at the beach. Love the hot fall weather.


Heather said...

Good luck with the birthday season!!! I hope everything works out and I can't wait to see all the pictures of your art work... Maybe I'll have to hire you!

Anonymous said...


You are an amazing mom! Have fun with all the parties.

Sue Russell

k said...

good luck and have fun!

Erin said...

Such fun cupcakes!!! LOVE it!!

1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup glucose syrup
1 tablespoon glycerin
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Combine gelatin and cold water; let stand until thick. Place gelatin mixture in top of double boiler and heat until dissolved.
Add glucose and glycerin, mix well. Stir in shortening and just before completely melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Mixture should cool until lukewarm.
Place 4 cups confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and using a wooden spoon, stir in the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Mix in sugar and add more a little at a time, until stickiness disappears. Knead in remaining sugar. Knead until the fondant is smooth, pliable and does not stick to your hands. If fondant is too soft, add more sugar; if too stiff, add water (a drop at a time). Use fondant immediately or store in airtight container in fridge. When ready to use, bring to room temperature and knead again until soft.

Anonymous said...

how do you get the ideas?! Do you have templates, is there somewhere you go to downlaod that studd becuase I'd love to know how to make shark cupcakes!

Anonymous said...

wow, can I spell at all?! next time I'll proof read!