My mom wanted almond-flavored cupcakes for her birthday, and thus I made them. I have tidied my way to owning just one muffin tin, so I only made 12 cupcakes.* So I made a small cake with the rest. And then got carried away with the frosting part. Those are the first frosting roses I’ve made since I took the cake decorating class when I was 14 or something.** My grandmother could make frosting roses. She was a cake decorator before she got married. I used her flower nails, which are the base where you build the rose. Hers are made of wood, not metal or plastic like the ones in the tutorials. This was also fun, using tools that my grandmother had used.
Overall, the frosting was great. The cake was a little dense, probably because I had trouble understanding done-ness.
*Plus, what was I going to do with 24 cupcakes? The new workplace really doesn’t eat sugar. Three boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies stayed on the table unopened for two weeks. And even then, they weren’t eaten, they were eventually moved to snacks drawer.
**More evidence that I’ve always been a middle-aged woman at heart.