However, there is one thing I can guarantee I won't be baking this year and it's these puppies (or should I say cubs?).
(Reposted from 12/11/11)
My girls came!
|Robs, Sue, Staci, Me :)|
I love my girls.
They did lots of this...
|This is Robs' double batch in a single batch bowl - |
I was super impressed she managed.
Which resulted in these...
|They were baking machines.|
(Yes, SGG, there was alcohol involved)
I did zero cookie baking. Zero. I kinda felt bad about it, but I was focused on a project I've been contemplating for two years now. I don't even know where I first saw these Snow Globe Coca-Cola Cupcakes, but ever since I saw them, I've been wondering if I could pull something like that off.
I mean, look at them...
|Photo cred: Bakerella|
So I gathered up my courage and hit the stores looking for what I would need: Coke in the "ornament" plastic bottles, rolled fondant, an edible pen, and a red sugar sheet. I followed the directions that I found on Bakerella.
|I used the bears on the wrappers as inspiration.|
Beel even got in on the act...
|See the bandaid on the back of his hand?|
Yeah, I wasn't sure that I should allow him to use a knife.
I'm happy to report that he still has all of his fingers.
|Butter, veggie oil, cocoa, and Coke.|
It's not quite as gross as it sounds.
I brought that crazy concoction to a boil and added it to the dry ingredients, which included a cup and a half of marshmallows...
|It didn't taste too bad, |
for a diabetic coma in a bowl.
I then baked up a batch of the cupcakes. They were awful. They fell, which was a bummer. But they didn't taste so wonderful either. Plan B - store-bought Devil's Food cake mix. Win!!
While I was waiting for Nebalee to come up to the lodge with my Plan B, I worked on the fondant. Oh God, what a disaster that was. The store must have put out last year's fondant, because it was a brick. I had to break it open and scoop out the inside just to have any to work with.
|I lost easily half of the fondant I bought - the outside was unuseable.|
|Staci and Little Miss 'Mantha helped make the fondant bears.|
|I used the red sugar sheet to cut out their scarves,|
instead of the fondant recommended by Bakerella.
|We sprayed the inside of the bottles with sugar water|
and then the kids sprinkled them with sugary thingies.
Mom and Nebalee put snow on the cupcakes after I frosted them...
And then I got to assemble...
|Oh. My. God.|
I can't tell you how thrilled I am with them!
I'll post about the rest of Baking Weekend when I come down from my cupcake success high.