Last night John and I decided to experiment with some icing recipes since we are planning on making our first cake for my mom's birthday on Monday. We chose a recipe from The Confetti Cakes Cookbook.
Here is the icing, chilling out in the fridge.
It looks more like coleslaw but it tastes AWESOME!
Inspired by last night's experiments, today I decided to work a little bit more on icing techniques. Here is a photo of some of the piping I did. It took me a few tries to get it right, but I'm pretty satisfied with the overall look.
Shell, shell, shell...
Finally, after working really hard on a lot of different borders and stuff, I decided to really push myself and see if I could make a Wilton Rose. I didn't expect to be able to do it, but here is the final product:
I LOVE MY FLOWER!!
I made one more just to make sure it hadn't been a fluke.
Tada! Flowers for two!
And, in case you were wondering what the title for this post was all about, last night I asked John what he would do if I got all fat and buttered up like the buttercream icing we made last night. His answer? "Whip you back into shape!"