very violet vanilla cupcake
Sometimes it's a huge advantage being self taught where baking is concerned; without preconceived/taught ideas you have a "freedom" to create... and sometimes it just makes you dumb!!
I was planning to bake small vanilla teacakes filled with blueberries & frosted with violet swiss meringue butter cream. Since they were for a special thank you gift I wanted a pretty topper and came up with modelling paste heart cut outs. I spent hours cake gluing crystallised violet petals to the hearts. Next day I popped the toppers into the prepared cakes, this is where I learnt a lesson your five year old already knows...
Sugar dissolves in moisture.
The tips of hearts dissolved in the moist frosting, the hearts collapsed and fell off leaving a trail of syrupy violet goo.
If I had added toothpicks to the back of the hearts and raised them so they weren't touching the frosting this could have been avoided. Sooo, I've learnt something "not to do" & I'm looking forward to all new baking next week.
That's it for the end of my first week back, enjoy your weekend.
Happy Baking :)