In this video, I teach you how to make Oscar the Grouch cupcakes. To do this project you will need:
- White frosting
- Chocolate frosting (or brown food coloring)
- Red food coloring
- Green food coloring
- 3 pastry bags
- Edible eyes
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Wilton pastry bag tips, #233, #4, and #3
- A knife
To make up for the long hiatus, here’s the first episode of Eat at Lu’s from my new apartment. In this episode, I unbox a cake decorating kit in preparation of things to come.
Also, it’s called an icing spatula. That’s the phrase I was trying to think of.
Is there an easier way to chop a salad? In this episode, I test out a device that purports to make it easier to eat healthy.
Part two of the Puffle expose in which I explore the sweet puffle. My new friend Merle also auditions to be my new sous chef.
In this video, I’m putting a spin on something I saw on Epicurious. I’m making a puffle stromboli. A puffle is a waffle made with puff pastry that can be filled with all sorts of goodness. In this case, I’m putting cheese, pepperoni, and sautéed vegetables to make a sort of puffle stromboli. I realize that it’s somewhat sacrilegious to call this a stromboli, but it is the only way I can think of to describe it. I hope you’ll forgive me.
The idea came from here: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/fast-easy-puff-pastry-waffle-article
In this video, I use some interesting techniques that I got from the Home and Gardens website to make some very pretty dyed eggs. The first technique is to swirl rubber cement on the eggs before dyeing. The second technique is supposed to give a tie-dye look to the egg. And the third technique gives a cool speckled/splattered look to the eggs. To prepare my dye, I used 1 cup of boiling water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and about 40 drops of food coloring. For the third technique, I added 1 tablespoon of oil to the dye bath and swirled the oil around before I put the egg in.
There was a little mishap with the pink egg that I put the rubber cement on. I was having some trouble getting the salty rubber cement off the egg, so I tried to rinse it off. Unfortunately, that also rinsed off some of the dye. I put it back in the dye bath, so it would be a little more blue. I think it turned out kind of neat, but it doesn’t really show off the rubber cement technique very well any more.
Is there a better way to open an egg? Watch as I crack up while testing two egg openers.