It's that time...
Let's mark this day in history...my post this week is going to be a baking post...gasp! Just so you know, this will probably be the only time I will ever write about something I have cooked or baked. Not because this is a DIY/sewing blog, but because I DON'T COOK!! Like, ever. Mr. Perfect cooks dinner every single night. He cooks, I clean. I don't like to cook. I don't know how to cook. I'm a complete disaster in the kitchen...every...single...time....with this one being no exception. Quite frankly, I debated on whether or not I would even post about this. I'm pretty sure I'm going to embarrass myself.
My little sis turned 28 last week (although she thinks she's 22). She has made these elaborate, incredible, to-die-for cupcakes for every birthday in the family this past year. So who would make them for her?? Only the worst baker in the entire family! Duh! You know how everyone has a "thing"? Some people love frogs, or roosters, or polka dots, or the color pink....well my sister has a thing for pink flamingos. Which brings me to the inspiration this week...
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Cute right? WAY better than mine....as you will see...
Now for the embarrassing part
Pink Flamingos in a pool, what could be cuter than that?!? Looks mildly ok from up here, but let's take a closer look shall we...
So I got all fancy about this and bought special cupcake liners from Hobby Lobby. Have you ever tried these before? It says you can just but the cups on a baking sheet and cook them with muffin tins. Yeah right. All lies.
All their skin is falling off! GRRR!!
And I'm pretty sure you've noticed their floppy wings too. Here's a crappy cell phone picture of what they looked like the night before....
All their heads stand up straight, all their wings are nice and stiff, everything looks super cute and I'm pleased.
All the tutorials I looked at online used sugar to make the wings. I thought that would be too time consuming and difficult for my peanut butter and jelly experience. I saw this sugar sheet at Hobby Lobby and thought I'd give it a whirl.
Note to self: just follow the tutorials, don't improvise on something you know nothing about!
It says you can just cut out what shapes you want. So I did. Then in the morning they had flopped over and died.
In the end we decided that after I went to bed, the flamingos stole some of my vodka and had a little party. So in the morning they had droopy skin, floppy wings, and couldn't hold their heads up straight. You can never trust those sneaky birds!