I can’t even tell you how long I’ve been wanting to seriously up my frosting skills. I have this huge set of frosting tips but I always use the same ones to pretty much swirl frosting on top of my cupcakes. I’ve been dying to take a Wilton cake decorating class but it’s really hard for me to get there after work because I have to go home to get my car first.
I figured YouTube could be the next best thing to taking a decorating class. I mean, I discovered how to swirl the frosting to sort of make it look like a flower, so they must have a bunch of how-to videos to make frosting flowers. They do! And they’re really good, in fact they’re so good the people on them make it look too easy.
I almost don’t even want to show these pictures but it’s all about practice, so I’m putting them out there even though they’re so far from perfect, I can’t even deal with it. I can’t figure out how to keep the edges of the frosting from cracking , maybe my frosting is too thick? It was just a test batch that I used for practice, so I’m thinking of thinning it out next time to see if it’ll help.
I have no idea how people can do it so well but they do it at the grocery store, so it can be all that hard, can it? I mean I don’t know but I assume Stop & Shop doesn’t hired trained pastry chefs or anything. It’s definitely a tough adventure but I’m going to keep going until I can make beautiful roses.