Grandson Cameron is visiting for the Memorial Day weekend. Over breakfast we hatched a plan to make red, white, and blue cupcakes. Cameron ate while I made blueberry puree for the blue component. He played video games while I went to the store for raspberries for the red component. He continued playing video games while I made the raspberry puree. He was a no-show for the mathematics involved in dividing a cake mix into thirds before adding the liquid, which had to be calculated as well.
He showed up just in time to put the cupcake liners in the tins. Thank goodness.
We used a cookie scoop to add equal parts of red, blue, and white batter to each cupcake liner. I did the white and red and Cameron did the blue.
After baking they sort of resembled cupcakes for a baby shower where the gender of the baby is unknown. We were going to have to add some food coloring to the frosting for sure. The purees tasted good but lacked the punch of color you get from food coloring.
Perfect swirl. I probably did this one. 😉
Cameron went ATV riding while I cleaned up the mess, and made the buttercream frosting in three colors. I frosted fifteen cupcakes while he rode ATV’s. I left three for him to do.
Between returning from riding ATV’s and swimming and hot tubbing, Cameron frosted his 3 cupcakes. The last one was his best, which he promptly ate before I could photograph it. Here are his first two. I probably won’t be submitting this picture to foodgawker or tastespotting. 🙂
Tucker is hoping I drop this one on the floor.
Sorry Tucker. I missed lunch.
Here is a little video tutorial on “How Not to Frost a Cupcake.”
Stay in school Cameron!