So I decided to make some cupcakes for my basketball team and for my homeroom class for tomorrow. I decided I wanted to decorate them as well. In the spirit of wrapping up our basketball season I decided to make basketball cupcakes. It was an arduous task but I had a lot of fun and I found that I really enjoyed doing the decorating. It's not surprising really since I love baking, but I didn't think I would like it as much as I did.
So I had initially set out to make everything from scratch. Cupcakes and all but after some careful consideration I decided that cupcakes from a box mix would be simpler. So out Adrian went to get me some cake mixes (seriously I usually do everything from scratch so we have no cake mixes in the house) and a block of cream cheese. I always feel that boxed cake mixes can be improved upon and that's exactly what I did.
I made a cream cheese icing mixture and injected it into each of the cupcakes. Kind of like a hoho cupcake, or a dingdong cupcake. You know those cupcakes that will still be around in 1000 years because of all the preservatives in them. But I guarantee mine is tastier!!
After the baking was done I made my butter cream icing. I made the decorater's icing with meringue powder I added orange food colouring to one bowl and smaller bowl I added green food colouring. I then decorated the cupcakes and this is the way they turned out.