I knew I had to make this cake when I realized that my daughter's birthday would land on Memorial Day this year. Who wouldn't love all the fun candy and, of course, the cupcakes! I found this idea in the book Hello, Cupcake which I won a long time ago on the blog, Perry's Plate. This was my first time attempting anything from that book.
What a headache! Everything just seemed to go wrong. Here's the short list:
1. The red frosting tasted like chemicals after I used the gel dye, so I had to throw away some of the red cupcakes. I then made pink frosting and dipped the tops in red sprinkles.
2. Because I ruined some of the red cupcakes, I had to make more and I had no more red liners. Had to go out and buy some.
3. Had to buy more cake mix too. And bake. Again.
4. Put the 1/2 finished product in the basement overnight and the frosting started to melt and mini cupcakes were slipping and sliding. It wouldn't fit in the fridge so I had to put it in front of a window AC unit to harden up.
CAN"T WAIT TO BE DONE WITH THIS!
Despite all the headache, I think it turned out cute. Just don't look too closely!!!!
And in the long run, who cares? It's just cake.
And on this Memorial Day, I want to thank the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice that has allowed us to have the freedoms that we have today. May we always remember them and honor the Country and Constitution for which they fought.