I am not a pastry queen. I can cook and bake — but that’s where it ends. I do not do “birthday cakes” or decorated cookies — unless I can cut the as dough. Anything involving sprinkles — not my strength.
So, pardon me for believing that perhaps I could throw all of what I have learned about my strengths and weaknesses, when I saw this ghost cake on the Parenting website.
Except — I was going to do it as a Bat!!!
How easy could that be?! Just move the cupcakes around until you have a bat. Except — what about the points on the wings? Cupcakes are round.So, I proceeded to cut, with a serrated knife. Heaven helps me. The cupcakes, no longer perky, began to flatten, like squished bread.
Maybe Icing will cover it all up, right? I proceeded to add red, blue and green food coloring to the chocolate icing. This made dark brown, gray, and back to darker brown as I kept adding more and more colors. Wasted the whole box.
The gaps between the cupcakes was large — I filled in with icing… then I began to run low on icing. IN my panic –I spread too rough, and broked the tops of the cupcakes… and soon there were cupcake crumbs in the icing. Heaven help me. What a mess.
Back to the ghost — it looks so EASY?!!! Why is this not working?
I looked over at fun size, and I shook my head, and I said, “Do you think I could have pulled of the ghost?”
No, he politely, but truthfully said. NO. It’s harder than it looks.
Wise. Wise, he is. Wise.