Saturday, June 6, 2009

Life is Butterfly cupcakes and a Hot pink Hula Hoop

Here in my neck of the woods on Thursday we had a fantastic storm. Rain, high winds, tornado warnings, and HUMIDITY.
I had a dozen Butterfly cupcakes to take to the BG by this morning. Humidity is a bakers worst enemy.This is my cute decorating box, I'm growing out of it so I am going to have to go back to goodwill and get something else!
This is my work station. I called Shawn and said , I need a plastic work surface can you bring me something from work? I was so excited when he brought me this ! Perfect-o!

Well Thursday night was a total bust from the dreaded humidity. So on Friday I tried again. I had to Jerry rig something to get the butterflies to dry with their wings UP.!
Corn starch, scotch tape and cardboard easy peasy...

So this morning at 6 am after Shawn left and I had breakfast and coffee. I got out Black Beauty.
My Mom bought me this for my birthday, she is a member of the family :) She is well used and loved. Mom also got me those cute cats in the background.
I love pottery and art glass, I have Lots :)

So here is my handwritten time line. This is how I manage projects , I have adult ADD so this is the only way I can manage the details. Lists, lists, lists. You can hear Shawn say to me at any given time. Did you make a list? Did you check your list? I did this last night before I went to bed so I could sleep knowing I had the morning ready.

So here they are frosted and sprinkled :)
Into the fridge they go to set.

I am painting the butterflies with gel color. You can't mix it with water, you have to mix it with alcohol. I used Vodka, the alcohol does evaporate!

So here they are , I also made individual flowers for each one. Thee are the purple ones.
I piped black icing for the body and put wire antenna's in them. This is always done last minute as the the black may bleed if sitting in warm humidity too long !
I also dusted them with edible luster dust to make them have a metallic luster shine.

Here is the Pink one's. I made 6 of each. They turned out cuter than I had imagined. This was my first time ever doing a modeling baking project like this.

So last week, we bought BG her birthday present. I bought her a pink hula hoop. I left it on her door step . From what her Mom tells me, this has been a big hit with the BG. The first morning she got up way too early and asked for her"hooper" .

Here she is this morning showing her new hooping skills off ! I did what I said and I got the cupcakes delivered before 11 am !

This is the Birthday BG! A big three years old today !
Time files while your hula hooping !

May all your mornings be cupcakes and Hula Hoops !


Heather said...

OMG JP those are so have a gift!! Looks like a very happy Birthday Girl!

Kristina P. said...

Jocelyn, those cupcakes are amazing!

Jocelyn said...

BBFF: Just think how cute Emmies are going to be !

Kristina; thanks, I was so glad they turned out!

Mrs Mom said...

Wow JP- those look amazing! Nice job woman!!

SO happy to read that the results were GOOD too. That has to be a MAJOR relief!!!

Oh-- hehehe-- yeah--- BUY THE PONY!!! LOL

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Drunk Butterflies and spining hoops. My kind of birthday! hehe!

What a lucky gal. You are a sweet treat artist, my dear. Those are the prettiest cupcakes I've ever seen.

Will you adopt me for birthdays?


The Wife said...

The cupcakes are awesome! So envious of your creative baking skills.

Sharon said...

Those are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen! You need to teach me how to make the fondant. I am so intimidated by it! You did a great job girl!

:0) Sharon