For my birthday I received a cake decorating set - by that I mean a set of icing tips, 18 of them. So this afternoon I decided to try my hand at making cupcakes of various beautiful swirls, roses, etc.
I have not posted a picture here because I need to practise. A lot. And I've run out of icing. My girls thought the attempt at roses were "Great, Mummy. Can I eat that one now?" So the best ones got eaten before there was time to photograph. But I didn't want to take any photos. They looked awful. And no, I'm not being modest. They were truly bad.
I hate it when I have to practise new skills. I get so frustrated. A personality flaw I know, that results in me rarely trying new things, or becoming paralysed by my perfectionism. Something this blog was supposed to cure me of. The fact I haven't posted much at all in 2010 shows I'm not sewing/baking/quilting etc. very much due to this personality flaw. Hmmm.
I promise that next time I'm brave enough to practise my icing I'll post a picture...
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