I have been in the kitchen again today. I have made Carrot Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting, especially for Auntie Annie. Carrot cake is a favourite and seeing how it is Thanksgiving, these were a must. I took a bit of time perusing for the right recipe. The one I used was in Betty Crockers 'The Big Book of Cupcakes'. It also has pineapple and raisins in. The batter was very runny and I had doubts when I put it in the oven. I should have more faith. They turned out fine. Not as carroty as I thought they would be but delicious all the same! The frosting is something else. I love it! I have never made frosting like this before, but by gum, I shall make it again.
You melt your butter in a pan, then add the brown sugar till it dissolves, then bring it to the boil, stirring all the while. The add the milk and bring back to the boil, then take it off the heat and leave it to cool to luke warm. Then gradually add the icing sugar, stirring with a whisk. Gorgeous.
I have also done my sugarcraft homework. As it is my first attempt, there is room for improvement. I liked doing this and can see where and why I need the practice and experience. For my first go, it aint too bad at all! On Tuesday we shall be shown how to stack the three pieces to make it 3d, and then put some sparkle on it. It will then rest on a pastillage plaque.