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
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 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.