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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

wordful wednesday - C is for clutz, not cupcakes

so i went to my cupcake class last night. we made our own frosting and iced pre-made cupcakes.tamara (who owns tempt) showed us how to make a batter and cooked them. we weren't able to ice them because they have to be dead cold, so they were just for eating!

light as air. i swear.

we learned how to make frosting and how to apply it. around and around and off. don't flatten the frosting, and if you're left handed, well, just do it the other way!!! i then spent (i swear) about an hour making EACH of these roses.
ok, that's an exaggeration (the class was only 2 hours total!) but those babies are fiddly! if you don't use enough cornflour, the paste sticks to your hands, but if you use TOO much cornflour, well then you need to use a little water. use too MUCH water, you just end up with a handful of goo. we were given 4 cupcakes to ice and decorate. i only manged to decorate 2, but they ain't bad, don't you think? nothing in nature is exact y'know.

at the end of the night we were given purpose-made cupcake boxes to take home our booty. as i was putting my arm in the sleeve of my coat, i failed to see one of my table buddies standing too close behind me...

[anyone guess what happened next?]

i SLAPPED the box of beautifully decorated cupcakes OUT of her hands. they went flying into the air...and

[you know they did]

landed upside down on the floor. i just wanted to DIE. i almost burst into tears in front of this room full of strangers right there and then.

nic (whose cupcakes i had sent into the stratosphere) was more worried that I was upset, and while she was rubbing my back to calm me down, tamara (our cupcake tutor) replaced the damaged cupcakes with spares (there are always spares!) and placed the undamaged hand-made roses on top.

can i hear you say CLUTZ?

do you think she'll wanna be my table buddy next week?

(this photo was obviously taken BEFORE i embarrassed myself in front of the entire class)
the lighting was awful
as i was kneeling on the floor looking at the smoosh of cupcakes, one of the first thoughts that went through my mind, was this is SO going on my blog!

i have no shame!


for more wordful wednesday, go see angie @ seven clown circus

25 comments:

angel gurl said...

oh Sue those roses are cute. As I read about your wee collision I was so there watching it unfold in slow motion lol, my theory is if you cant laugh at yaself who can ya laugh at. I understand that sinking feeling of what you did but hey now you know if it happens again there are spares.

Mrs Frizz said...

OMG seriously laughing ... totally priceless ... I'm thinking that you wanted the ground to swallow you up ... but it brightened my day.

Good luck next week.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

That is SO something that would happen to me!!! Clutzes Unite!!
The cupcakes looked awesome though.

Alicia said...

Those are too cute, and at least you got a picture before they fell to the ground! Bummers!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my......I would have wanted to crawl in a hole and never return to see daylight. What a shame.


My Wordful is posted about the day I had yesterday...come by if you can find some time in your busy routine!! Happy Wednesday.

Kelly said...

OMG!!! You know, if I had been in the class that night - that's exactly what would have happened to me!! LOL
I clean forgot that this class was coming up. You did a neat job there. ....you might have to let me know the tip you need to get that look in the frosting - plus how to make the frosting.... they really do look just like a bought one!

Debbie said...

Food mistakes like that can make me cry! I would have been a basket case.
We made "grass" topped cupcakes for Easter. My kids were so much more skilled than me.

Mimi said...

I'm so glad your friend was understanding.

Cupcake class sounds like fun!

Octamom said...

Beautiful job--and I'm glad there were spares!

Blessings!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Oh, No! I am also a clutz, so I can identify with the overwhelming embarrassment! One of my first meetings with my in-laws - I knocked over a full soft drink into the mother's lap!

Thank goodness for spares!

s

Krissy said...

Well the roses on top look beautiful!

Elaine A. said...

Those cupcakes look absolutely scrumptious!

Sorry about your little accident but I bet they were still tasty! : )

postcardsfromwildwood said...

The cupcakes look wonderful and the roses are lovely. And we all have events like that from time to time. At least the roses survived!
Janice.

auntiegwen said...

They would have tasted great anyway

kimmiekat said...

OhNo! Sorry about the cupcake mess. But they really are beautiful. I've always wanted to take a cake decorating class. You look very proud of yourself

Honey Mommy said...

Cute cupcakes! That totally sounds like something I would do too!

~Sandy~ said...

beautiful cupcakes! you did a wonderful job on the flowers..they look yummy :O) sorry to hear about the "cupcake incident" at least she was nice about it

Muthering Heights said...

LOLOLOL, hey, it DOES make a great post...

Lee of MWOB said...

I can not stand how much I LOVE the fact that you are taking a cupcake class!! That sounds completely and utterly fabulous and I want to do that someday.

That icing looks like perfection and well, the fact that you sent someone else's cupcakes flying makes you all that more human and lovable. I'm all about imperfection.... :-)

Working mum said...

Yikes! I'm trying to get on a cupcake course this summer, so I'll remember to leave plenty of room when putting my coat on!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

OH THE HORROR!

And I SWEAR those cupcakes even winked at me. I so would have eaten them off the ground. True story.

angie said...

How could anyone be mad at you? I'm glad everything worked out in the end. Your cupcakes are amazing. Did you spread the frosting or pipe it thickly?

B said...

Those look divine! And who said we needed to have shame? If blogging isn't to throw our fabulous selves out there what is it for?

Mike said...

You shouldn't, Clutz.

Kidding.


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Tiaras & Tantrums said...

poor girl . . . I want to come visit you and scrap and make pretty cupcakes!