Ok I know I'm a bad bad blogger. This year has flown by with me being a student that it's only now, after exams, that I feel human once again.
So to start catching up with what I've been up to these past months I'll start off with some cupcakes I made for DDalmost6's mission day cake stall at school today.
Gradient rainbow iced chocolate banana cupcakes mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm (i may have applied quality control to more cupcakes than was strictly necessary).
I thought they needed something extra just to finish them off for the cake stall so I raided my stash of sprinkles that I bought back from our US trip last year (these are like gold in this house, I love my decorating stash from the US but need another trip so I can restock hehe), and found some stars in nice bright primary colours.
These are the cupcakes on their way to school - My piping technique needs a bit of work...or maybe that's my patience that needs to be worked on, and maybe my ability for procrastination as these cupcakes were iced at 6.45 in the morning in 15 mins whooops.
We love rainbows and bright colours in this house, all the colour helps bring the cheer inside, especially in winter and on dreary days like today...so it wasn't a surprise that DD wanted rainbow icing on her cupcakes but how was I meant to do it?
my first stop was to my favourite cupcake how to decorating site - www.wilton.com and looked for something to help me and found a wee vid on how to do brush striping - instead of just using the 2 colours like they have I used 6 colours of gel to get the rainbow effect.
The recipe I use for my cupcakes is my all time favourite recipe for using up bananas and is from the Joy of baking website - Banana Chocolate Cupcakes. These cupcakes are soooooooo moist and they keep moist for ages and also freeze well (without icing).
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