I recently made a bunch of cupcakes and a small cake for a friend's birthday. I used my usual chocolate cake recipe but for some reason, it didn't turn out the way it usually does. It was good...but just not as chocolatey.
But I digress.
Initially I had wanted to design the cake to look like a falling spatter of tiny little flowers. Kind of like this.
And that's how the cake looked in my head.
However, since I was pressed for time and ASSUMED that it seemed like a simple design, I didn't draw a sketch or look up tutorials or helpful hints like I usually do.
And I haven't given up on the splatter design...I will recreate it one day.
Moral of the story: plan, research, plan, sketch, and plan!
And thank you to my friend Emily for the pictures!!! You give my cupcakes a touch of magic :)