Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cupcake Boot Camp!

A couple of weekends ago, I went to a cupcake bootcamp at the Merchandise Mart with my friend Kristine. It was a blast! We were there for about four and a half hours and learned how to make five cupcakes and frostings from scratch.
Did you know you're supposed to mix the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes before adding any other ingredients? And that ALL the ingredients you use should be at room temperature (even the milk and eggs!)?  
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We used these awesome cupcake scoopers to make sure the cupcakes were even - they were out of them at the store, but I totally want one!
We also learned how to make caramel on the stove...except when I tried it at home it was awful...but I'll try again (and if I get it to work I might post it for you!
The cupcakes our group made! Beautiful!
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 Frosting them was a lot of fun! I hoped they would show us more frosting tips and hints, but they really didn't. However, it's pretty easy when you have the right frosting tips! Photobucket 
It was super fun using the blow torch on the smore cupcakes!! Photobucket 
 These are all the ones I frosted and took home. Yumm!  And we got to take them home too! So delicious!


  1. That looks like it would have been so much fun! Cupcakes are so yum. =) Love your site, new follower! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. YUMMO!!! I'm loving the look of that shiny choc icing, I bet there is none of those left!!
    What a fun day out, they all look great and no, I did not know everything had to be at room temp! Thanks for the tip :)


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