A cupcake decorating contest? Awesome!
Naturally, I signed up. I did this in spite of the following:
1. I had cookies and cake to bake/decorate for a baby shower that same weekend.
2. The next weekend is my biggest fundraising event of the year, and I would be incredibly busy and stressed.
3. I had absolutely no idea how I wanted to decorate my cupcake.
I signed up anyway, even though I knew deep, deep down that it was bad idea to be adding things to my schedule. But when someone throws the words "cupcake" and "competition" together, I have a hard time saying no.
Due to my crazy schedule, I didn't even think about the contest until Thursday night when I made the cupcakes, and I didn't think about how I would decorate them until Friday afternoon. I checked in with Martha for inspiration and found this:
Then I surfed over to Wilton and found this:
Of course, this was easier said than done. In a perfect Martha-wannabe world, I would have had hours to work on my contest entry with no interruptions and real butterflies flitting about. In reality, I started the cupcakes at 12:15pm for a contest that began at 1pm. And, because this is sometimes the way I do things, I didn't even have the correct decorating tip to do a forget-me-not flower.
Move over, Charlie Sheen, because I am more winning than you.
Here are the cupcakes I came up with for the contest:
Obviously, not my best work, but that's what happens without enough time to properly execute a crappy plan. I took the pink rose cupcake to the contest. Needless to say, I got schooled.
I'll show you my competition tomorrow. Stay tuned!