They were a baby chick, a baby sheep, and a kitten to be exact. Sound harmless to you? Yeah, just wait.
*Note: images depicted to the right and left were the cupcakespiration - NOT what I created.
You see, I'm charged with the most sacred sister-in-law baby shower duty of providing enough sugar to propel the baby games into action! More importantly, I had to practice my craft so that come the day of the event, I'll know I have a winner.
Thank the good Martha Stewart that I did a trial run! Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you today, an original Cupcakin It Up FAIL. Prepare yourself for a serious barn-raising stinker that would make even the hungriest Wilbur strangle himself in Charlotte's Web.
It all started very promising...
Ironically, the above icing was the best I've ever made! Such a shame... my secret?
No milk, all butter!! I used:
About 1/2+ a box of confectioner's sugar
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
1.5 sticks of butter
Then I iced the entire cupcake (yellow-dyed icing for the chickies and white icing for the sheep).
I dyed the coconut yellow for the chicken feathers and borrowed a chocolate almond from my snacks and a couple of chocolate chips from my baking cupboard.
Still thinking this looks promising? Yeah, me too... and yet...
This little turd hatched before my eyes - he sorta looks like Chicken Little but on crack.
Ok, so at this point, I'm feeling just a little disheartened. It doesn't look anything like the picture. In fact, if anything, this belongs on an episode of the Twilight Zone.
But I forge on and prepare the baby sheep...
I pulled out a handful of marshmallows, chocolate chips, and even some red icing for accents. "This is going to be adorable and delicious," I think to myself. It will totally make up for the swamp thing that is likely hailing its mothership as I ice.
Or will it?!...
Wrong again! And I thought the last one was extraterrestrial - run Little Bow Peep, RUN!! Bring the garlic and the crucifix! This is not a drill!
Note how I valiantly try to make the eyes less creepy by giving it pupils. FAIL.
Ok, so maybe you're thinking to yourself, "Cheryl, this one isn't SO bad," - well, hi mom, thanks for still loving me!! To the rest of you, I apologize that you had to witness this cupcaketastrify!
And still I march on... I don't even bother to photograph the creepy cat I wind up making. It will undoubtedly appear in some kind of cautionary tale about what lives under your bed. But check out the whole demented family here:
And that, kids, is how you turn cute and cuddly farm animals scary, creepy creatures ;)