|Here is the finished aerial view|
I have decided that this is going to be our annual tradition; the Mr. and I make our fancy cupcakes! Now, I am NOT a professional baker, however I sure enjoy being creative, baking them as well as decorating them. I hope to perfect these so that they A) don't take a day and a half to complete B) I bake them enough that I can memorize the recipe and C) (the most important) start to actually look like someone who is good at decorating sweets!!
So how can I do that? Well I learned a few things from last year... some things that I did RIGHT and some that I did wrong. Here is a picture of what I did right... making LOTS of extra face mask pieces! They break really easily trying to get them into the cupcake, so extras are GOOD!
Here is a picture of the process being made on the logos. I used whole melting chips and used a knife to shave them into the size I wanted. This year... I will use the same process as the helmet bars, melt them into the shape I want! Last year they were TOO thick (didn't stick well to the helmets) and it took way too long to shave them into the right shape!
|Here is them after being dipped in the slightly melted frosting to give it the shiny helmet look!|
A close up of the helmets shows my lack of skills, but for a first attempt I don't feel so bad... But I think my improvements this year will really help!
So although most people think about the chips and salsa, the beer, the wings (Which don't get me wrong, I still want those too) I think about cupcakes! Happy Super Bowl XLVI!!!