At seven this morning I decided to make cupcakes. I knew that Brian was looking forward to Halloween cupcakes and since I had nothing better to do, I got busy. Three hours later I was just starting to clean up my mess. I had one heck of a time with the black icing color. First, I made a chocolate butter cream frosting, since it would be easier to color black then the white frosting, I kept adding black and it still wasn’t black, it was a gray. I finally used the whole container of black food coloring paste. Tada! Black! At last!
Of course, I had to taste it. Then I thought, “I wonder if this stains teeth?” I looked in the mirror and there it was, black teeth and a black tongue. Oh, this is great. Brian will be walking around with black teeth.
Then I made a butter cream frosting for the orange. I opened my orange icing coloring paste. What do you know? It was all dried up. Remembering my first grade art class, I knew that red and yellow make orange. I have those colors! I got out my palette knife and starting mixing the two until I got the Halloween orange.
After all the fuss with the frostings, I was loosing interest in the whole cupcake project. Nevertheless, here they are. And, they are good enough for my house, I say. But, Brian loved them and ate three when he got home from school. When he gave me a black tinted, toothy grin to tell me how much he liked them, the cupcake project was worth it overall. Now, go brush your teeth.
I just hope Brian doesn’t ask me to make them for school.