Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Marine Wife....Hardest Job in the Corps

Well this past weekend was it, the pre-deployment party for my hubby.  Everything went great and we had a wonderful turnout of family and friends that shared some fun times with us before Todd leaves in a couple weeks.  The food was great and the cupcakes turned out fabulous!  After a couple of weeks of work on the chocolate buttons for the top of the cupcakes, they were finally done and everyone loved them.

 I did find out that I like the plastic pastry bags much, much more than the paper pastry bags and its safe to say that I went through a half dozen of the paper bags and many trips to the sink to wash the blue frosting off of my hands before I finally finished frosting the 64 cupcakes. 

Everyone raved about the yummy red velvet cakes, but being so critical of myself, I always find something wrong.  I need to perfect my baking skills and have found a class I will take at a local cake decorating shop while Todd is gone.  I have spent what seems like the last 3 or 4 years trying to find a recipe similar to those you taste in the professional bakeries without any luck.  I have perfected my skill of doctoring up a box mix, but still have a lot to learn about scratch baking.

Needless to say, the cupcakes were a hit regardless of my personal critiques and the party was super fun and a great way to say good bye to Todd.  Thank you everyone for the support during this time, I couldn't do it without you all.

Lot's of love, until next time,
Lacey Cakes :)