So I had the festival over the weekend...
Made 200 cupcakes, sold maybe 30. I also had cute mini cupcakes to hand out...
Apparently metal heads covered in fake blood don't like cupcakes as much as I do!
Most of my money was made off of a solitary drunk guy handing me five dollars at a time and taking the free cupcakes... After I told him he could take the ones for sale.
drunk guy: *hands me 5 bucks* "I'm gonna take three of the free ones, okay?"
me: "Uh, yeah they're free. You can actually take 5 of the big ones."
Drunk guy: "No no no no no I can only take these ones."
Me: "Sir, those are free, you don't have to pay."
Drunk guy: "Yes i do, these ones aren't free."
Me: *heavy sigh* "Sir.."
Drunk guy: *Stumbles away from table.*
He did this like, four times.. Not that I'm complaining... Although I wish he would have taken the big ones... So now I'm stuck with over 150 cupcakes, chillin on my table.
On the plus side, I had waaaaay too much fun, so much fun I could hardly handle it.
Now, I am faced with the task of getting rid of said cupcakes...
I might freeze them, and eat them at a later date... Like when it's that time and ben and jerry's just isn't cutting it and the lifetime movie network and a box of tissues and I are having a date... I'll eat fifty chocolate cupcakes and continue crying.
That's totally healthy right?
I've decided to start branching out of cupcakes. Although they are adorable and scrumptious, I do want to become a pastry chef.. Not just a "cupcake girl"
So, I'm gonna start with basic.. Maybe try some cookies (which I have a horrible history with) and maybe some whoopie pies. I am also DETERMINED to make French Macarons. It's going to to happen.
Also, Christmas is coming up... People should expect to be getting baked goods from me. Eat them, feed them to your dog, throw them away, I don't care, but i will force them upon you :]
And since Christmas is coming up...
I am DESPERATE for a stand mixer. I realize kitchen-aid is awfully expensive, but even a cheaper off brand will do! My hand mixer is just not working any more.. the motor is burning out and it's not beating anything right.
Seriously.. I need a stand mixer more than I need air.
Is it bad to feel that deeply about a counter top appliance?
I think not.
Anyway, I would like to share with you, a recipe for a very decadent, very rich, very easy chocolate frosting...
This frosting will also be in my LMN movie viewing party. I will be eating it straight from the bowl, and sobbing to a movie about a woman who loses her husband and regains her own self assurance.
I adapted this recipe from one I found online, for the life of me, I can not remember where I found it. When I do, I'll post!
2 sticks softened butter
3 TBSP heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup chocolate syrup (I use the hershey's syrup in the can. You find it with the cocoa powder in the baking aisle at most grocery stores. I suppose bottled syrup would work fine too though)
Beat the butter, heavy cream, and vanilla until smooth.
Add powdered sugar, beat on med- low until just incorporated.
Add chocolate syrup, beat on high about 2 mins.