Me with my lil Wreath Cupcake...pardon the nails...=)
Well, my Cupcake class that I teach ever Wednesday at my local high school was quite interesting this evening. I had all my ideas all ready and my "Christmas Red" Wilton coloring gel all ready to be mixed into the buttercream and um made a little discovery. It comes out a pink....Has anyone ever had this problem before with using coloring gel or paste and not being able to get a vibrant red?!?!
After using half the mini bottle of Christmas Red coloring I gave up...the picture does not do it justice. It is in fact pink...
Let's just say the we were not supposed to make wreaths & santas. =)
My Santa and wreath..
Ergo, we made it work. But my class had a fun time making the lil wreaths and there was tons of Awes for the Santa.
Here is a lil Picture Tutorial on the Wreath...
Tips used: Wilton #106 for the white swirls & Wilton #18 for the green wreath & Wilton #5 for the bow & buttercream icing.
Here is a lil Picture Tutorial on the Santa...
I thought the santa came out cute but I think I should have added another color to the beard to make it stand out more. I wish I had black icing for a mouth, but I think it still works. I used the same tips from the wreath.
I have two more cupcake classes to go...hmmm...I have no idea what I'm going to do next week!! =P
P.S. Thank you ladies for your comments on yesterday's post! I needed the honesty! Big Hug!