It's a coworker's birthday today and so I wanted to finally make some fancy cupcakes from this book. A Christmas present I have frequently perused, but never actually used.
Three hours later and a kitchen now saccharine with layers of candy, frosting, and twinkie remnants, I created these bad boys:The picture isn't the best because it was taken on an iphone (my hands were too iced to consider getting out my own camera with "food" setting). However, if you can't tell, these are sharks leaping ferociously from the water surrounded by schools of fish, buoys, and life preservers (some with "bites" taken out of them).
The subway ride to work was undertaken very carefully as the top heavy twinkie sharks were somewhat unstable (as I discovered by several taking a nose dive in my freezer while I was trying to freeze some structural integrity into them). Lacking the telltale cartilagenous skeleton of their real life counterparts, several fallen comrades had to be abandonned (to tupperware for later consumption...). At any rate, most of my cupcakes made it to work unscathed. A couple had fallen together, but I decided it looked like a feeding frenzy, which really could be a natural occurrence amongst a pack of shark cupcakes. Hopefully, they still taste good after living in my freezer for nearly an hour and then chilling in my fridge all night.
I had to skip my book club for this, but I hadn't finished the book anyway, so it was probably for the best. Good use of an evening, no?