This week we had a going away potluck to celebrate the Ashley's last week at work. Since my cake decorator kit had gathered a bit of dust since its last use, I offered to make the sweet treats for the event.
Unfortunately I didn't end up with a ton of time, so I had to go simple. I still like the way they turned out.
First, I used a new technique that I learned from a food network show, rolling my cupcakes in colored sugar to make little red glistening snowballs.
These were pretty and delicious. These little sugar ones are the only sprinkles I really like.
Next I decided to pipe "goodbye" in different languages onto the cupcakes.
These turned out pretty well, but Auf Wiedersehn ended up with a hyphen in it, as I'm sure you can imagine.
While there were some leftovers after the potluck, I wouldn't say there were any survivors.
For any of you non-Arizonans, this might show you one small side-effect of living in America's Oven. This was after about 30 minutes in the car while I ran in the store. They were pretty while they lasted!