So, I'm a little slow on blogging about this.
Last weekend, a friend of mine, Megan, asked if I would help her make a cupcake bouquet for another friend. I said I would, but I was going to make her help me make it.
Megan came over, we made and colored the icing we'd need and then I taught her how to make some of the flowers I make. I taught Megan how to make the daisy, carnation and rose (swirl). She did really good. I know she's skeptical when I say that, but I truly think she did an awesome job. Making flowers are not the easiest. I took several classes alone on how to pipe flowers and numerous hours in practice, but I think she did fabulous given the time that we had. Megan, if you're reading this, I think there's a great decorator inside you and with some practice, you'll be able to make amazing things on your own.
Plus, we made this cupcake bouquet out of chocolate cupcakes. In the past, I've always stuck with vanilla cause I thought with the lighter color of cake, it's less obvious. I had tried a chocolate bouquet in the past, with my sister, but I didn't care much for it. But, I also have to say that we didn't actually "finish" it and so I felt like I needed to give chocolate a second chance.
In the end, I think I quite liked the chocolate. In the future, I'll definitely be making chocolate bouquets again.
Here's a little look at the chocolate bouquet that Megan and I made.... you'll agree, Megan did a great job.