I found my youngest daughter in my kitchen this afternoon...baking. She had her cupcake cookbook in front of her, and her decorating tools beside her. She has always had a thing for cupcakes. Since graduating from pastry chef school in September, she has not been in the kitchen very often due to her schedule. She has been looking for a job, and has been helping out her sister in many different and much appreciated ways. In pastry chef school, they baked almost everyday, but she did not have much experience in decorating. With free time this afternoon, she decided to attempt the art of decorating.
Quite honestly, I was impressed by how pretty these cupcakes looked. I have a feeling she will be doing a lot more experimenting, especially since she received the needed tools from her class.
This book has become one of her favorite as it has over 300 differently decorated cupcakes in it. Her desire to learn to decorate cupcakes came from her visits to the" Magnolia Bakery" in New York, and the "Sprinkles" cupcake bakery in Texas. She talks about learning the skill and maybe,...just maybe, having her own cupcake place someday.
Considering she is a novice in the decorating field, I think these cupcakes look beautiful! Of course, I am her mother, and that is how mothers are.