Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Cupcake Failure (Sort Of)

cupcake failure

I suffered the consequences- gritty icing on top of delicious cupcakes. *shudder*

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  • Andrea Wong
    February 25th, 2010

    Oh well, call them “rustic”. Rustic dishes can rationalise a multitude of things… including home-made powdered sugar!

  • megan
    February 25th, 2010

    Sprinkle extra sugar on top and tell people you meant for them to be that way.

  • Cate
    February 25th, 2010

    The only powdered sugar I could find while we were in Korea was gritty and not powdery enough… I still made frosting because I was craving it, but it definitely would have been better with normal powdered sugar!

  • jenn (Bread + Butter)
    February 25th, 2010

    I actually think they looks really cool. Who says icing has to be smooth? :)

  • Divina
    February 25th, 2010

    Looks good to. I still eat them even if the icing is not smooth for as long as they taste good.

  • El
    February 25th, 2010

    Hey but the photo is pretty cool.

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
    February 26th, 2010

    I think your cupcakes still look tasty… I have never tried making my own powdered sugar before, but I’ll keep this in mind.

  • Sarah
    February 26th, 2010

    Now you tell me! I tried making powdered sugar for cookie icing and it just didn’t work. Your cupcakes still look really yummy, maybe we can start a new trend- grainy icing

  • Wendi
    February 26th, 2010

    Don’t despair. I personally think that frosting made with powdered sugar usually does have a grainy texture.

  • Maria
    February 27th, 2010

    My hubs made powdered sugar for macarons. It worked ok, but not great. Live and learn:) Still love the photo!

  • Tiffany
    February 27th, 2010

    Feed them to room full of kids and large soft objects. Hold a video camera. Enjoy. Post. Repeat. :P

  • wasabi prime
    March 2nd, 2010

    Hey, no such thing as failure — merely another experiment and new information gathered! Besides, I’m sure they tasted dandy. I made chocolate chip cookies, but ended up slightly burning the last batch because I got stuck on the phone — whoops! But I ate them anyways because they were still tasty!

  • Anna Victoria
    July 3rd, 2012

    I know the feeling. Homemade powdered sugar just doesn’t work!

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