Easy Date Idea: Cupcake Decorating

cupcake decorating 101

Cake Decorating

cake decorating

cupcakes

cupcakes

cupcakes

cupcakes

Part deux of our “trying something new” bender? Cupcake decorating! We’ve always wanted to try decorating cakes/cupcakes and never have had the means in which to do it.

Enter good ‘ole Marshalls again with a hella-good decorating kit complete with everything from decorative nozzles to squeezing holders for the frosting.

After a bit of mindless Pinterest perusing, I found just the guide  to help us out with literally every nozzle question we had! While we waited for our red velvet cupcakes to bake, we busted out the frosting for a little mix and match action.

The “ultimate frosting color guide” helped us a bit in achieving those rare colors but being amateurs ourselves, we were a far cry from perfect.

Either way, we had a blast and worked extra hard on each cupcake trying to outdo the last. Before we knew it, it was practically midnight on Friday night and here we were laughing our butts off about how we weren’t about to eat them because they were just too pretty!

Even now, 5 days later, we are dwindling down our stash of “honorable mentions” before we can even imagine biting into the championship round. (We even got to use our new cake stand!) I love to tease him after dinner and say “welp, I’m going to go eat purple now” only to be answered with “noooooo!” as we both run to the kitchen and negotiate to leave the all-stars while indulging in one of the rejects that didn’t quite make the cut! haha!