Posts tagged learning
Posts tagged learning
I finally bought some plastic pastry bags and decided I’d teach myself to use them (also, there’s some tutorials online). I had previously been using this plastic thingy that looks like a wide syringe, but it only holds enough frosting to frost 3 cupcakes and I know you are more in control with a pastry bag and it was time for a change.
I may not be doing it right, but I LOVED it! Not having to reload every couple of cupcakes was so wonderful and I started to get the hang of it while frosting the 48 mini cupcakes.
I used a little star tip and made simple swirls, but now I can’t wait to watch some more how-to videos. Any recommendations?
I got a lot out of the 2 hour demo and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot more from the book. But here are a just few things that I took away/learned/new things to think about:
…It’s not burnt or disgusting, but there’s something about it that makes me feel like something’s not right. I don’t want to throw it out because that’s wasteful. So I will still bring it to work (usually) and say “it’s not my best” or “I made cookies but they’re not very good.”
I was really excited about making a Red Velvet something to bring to school (that’s where I work) for Valentine’s Day. I found a recipe for Red Velvet Whoopie Pies on Smiling Fork and was really excited about it. I’ve never made whoopie pies before or a red velvet anything from scratch and I think this is the first time I used a recipe from Smiling Fork.
Things to learn by/what I think went wrong:
I made a bigger mess than usual. I’m still clueless on certain things, but I know some ways to make it better in the future. I’m learning, I’m learning, I’m learning. Pictures to come.
….this whole Cora-bakes-a-lot and blogs about it deal. Especially when I have a baking blunder. Especially when I have more than one at once.
I’m going to a brunch tomorrow so I decided to make a brunch-y baked thing. I found a recipe for Cardamom Crumb Cake which called for these things
I didn’t actually know what cardamom was before seeing this recipe and am not sure if I just don’t like it, or if something else wrong happened. It has a very strong taste and I checked the recipe many times and I didn’t put too much in but I thought the whole thing would have been sweeter. Also, the recipe calls for a bundt or roll pan, (I have neither) so I used a square pan and also a bread loaf pan.
Also, this happened
Some of it just fell off when I was transferring it to a plate. Not only am I not sure if it’s yummy enough to serve, but also, I’ve made a mess.
Pre-filling the paper cupcake liners with the batter, the directions said to spray them with non-stick spray so you could later remove the baked cupcakes from the paper with ease.
Pictured is me dipping the bottom half into the caramel (which I made for the first time and had no idea what I was doing, or a candy thermometer, which I guess I was supposed to have).