Monday, March 25, 2013

Cupcake Creations

I'm in the middle of another series of cupcake programs.  From March 20 to April 1, we are offering the program at each of our five branches.   This past Saturday was the second program.  There were sixteen kids registered, but only eleven came.  Considering the mess that a couple of them left - and that I think those two broke all three of my rules - I am fine with the attendance number!  The attendees were between 4th and 12th grades.  Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun.  I made two dozen regular sized cupcakes and 30 mini-cupcakes.  At the end of the program there were only 8 mini-cupcakes left!  I had made a quadruple batch of frosting and there was barely any left.

My three rules: 

  1. Don't double dip the toothpicks from the dye to the frosting and back to the dye.  That's just asking for a science experiment that I don't want to deal with.
  2. When you are finished getting dye for your frosting, put the lid back on the container.  It's not always easy to tell the color of dye just from looking at it in the pot. 
  3. Clean up your area when you are finished. 
A few notes:
  • Always make more frosting than you think you will need!
  • I discovered a great way to give everyone an equal amount of frosting.  Use a large ice cream/cookie dough scoop!
  • Clorox or Lysol wipes are great for cleanup.  I went through most of a new container, but they make cleanup a breeze.

Here are the photos from Saturday's program!

A platypus! She saw a cupcake picture and used what supplies were available to make one similar.


Sweet B said...

Where's the picture of the mess?! I wanted to see ;)

Ama said...

I was too upset to even take a photo of the mess. It was that bad!