Someone's been awfully happy with Mommy's pink food experiments. And they are "experiments". See below.
Decided most of the food for the party should be pink, so I practiced making cupcakes.
The strawberry cupcakes were pretty good.
But the icing....needs some work. It didn't tower high as I anticipated, LOL. Not sure what I am gonna do next, but it won't be this! The pashmak idea is out because the only supplier that sells it in US, has a very high minimum order. I have no need for 8 bags of pashmak. So maybe flowers on top? We'll see.
The next pink food I made this week:
It's the strangest thing. First it gets all liquid-y, then all of a sudden it's a brick. I don't get it.
The 2nd time I got it just right....and then thought, oh, let's just get it a little more melted so I can easily pour it. Again, it was too much. This time it didn't totally harden. Instead it was somewhat melted and the rest were big, sticky, gooey clumps. Seriously, it was such a mess. I had to take my finger and push it on to the corn to make it stick and then pry the gluish goop off my fingers.
I managed to make enough for one popcorn bag for Ruby (which we shared). I have to say it tasted pretty yummy. The perfect sweet/salty combo. But worth the effort? Not sure. May try this one more time and decide. And get me a double boiler to do it.
In the meantime, I am still working on the cake.
I mixed colors so I'd have enough so don't mind the odd color combo. For the party I'll order the pink and white fondant, but I wanted to make sure I could work with it b4 ordering the big tubs. I found it pretty easy. Read some tips online and I need to smooth it out a bit more next time and I need a bigger piece for the bottom. But I think the next one (the one for the party) is gonna turn out alright. I had some little helpers making the cake part...
Ruby's BFF was here last week for a whole day and we had a lot of fun. Yes, I cheated with a box cake cause I knew we'd never eat it all. The next one will be from scratch though!
Found this sweet little fairy online to sit on or next to the cake.
Isn't she cute? I ordered her with a pink dress. I just love the artist, Nuria, who makes these. Such a lovely person. Did my custom fairy in like 2 days and got it the next day. It came wrapped in gorgeous multi-colored pastel paper with potpouri sprinkled on top. Such a nice touch! Check out:
Fairies by Nuria on Etsy.
Update! Tried the pink popcorn again today (Sat) and it turned out a bit better. You have to heat the chocolate at 50% and I wasn't doing that. Ah-HA!
Next up...gonna attempt those pink marshmallows. Wish me luck!