I made cupcakes for the school book fair. The theme was ‘Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair – Peace Love Books’ so I colored the frosting to be like a tie-dye. All in all, it was more difficult than I thought it would be, and again, that’s why I’m not a pastry chef *wimp*.If you are making cupcakes and want to have multicolored frosting there are three ways to do it:
- Paint vertical stripes of color on the inside of your pastry bag and then fill with frosting. The color will fade as you frost and you will need to start with a new bag when you want fresh color.
- Color separate batches of frosting and try to portion them evenly into your pastry bag. As you frost, the colors will blend together which might not give you the effect you want.
- Color separate batches of frosting and put each color into a separate small pastry bag. Evenly put all the filled bags into an extra large bag, keeping the tips even otherwise you’ll only squeeze one color out.
The last technique makes for the most distinct and even colors as you frost. It is, however, the most difficult. Proof being that there is a picture of some smears on the cutting board in this post, and none of the finished cupcakes. Very suspicious.
When I give you food, to quote a kindergarten teacher, you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.
Now if you’re paying me, that’s a whole different bag of chips. Mmmmm, chips…..