Why must I be completely insane, you ask? This is what I did at 4 o’clock in the morning!
I couldn’t sleep because I’ve been plagued by an over-active mind. I ended up cleaning my kitchen at 3AM and then once I was done, I decided it would be a good idea to BAKE! That’s what I do when I can’t sleep. I clean and bake.
I really don’t know why I bake. I don’t even like eating baked goods. Perhaps it’s the sheer fascination with creating beautiful things for others to enjoy. Maybe that’s what I love about baking. I always end up giving my baked goods away or bringing them to dinner parties or community events.
I’ve decided that I want to learn how to decorate cupcakes. Why? I have no idea. I came up with this design. I piped petals out of icing and used chocolate chips for the centre of the flowers. Making the leaves was the fun part. I fashioned each leaf individually and even drew the veins in with a knife.
Along with teaching myself how to decorate cupcakes, I’d like to teach Little One sign language. It’s something I thought was interesting and even good for Little One’s development. I’ll let you know how that goes!
My piping skills leave a lot to be desired. The petals looked better before the photos were taken. Oh, well. Not bad for my first attempt. Hubby was impressed.
If I ever give you a basket full of decorative cupcakes, a Red Currant-Rhubarb torte or a Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake, you’ll know I had insomnia or a lot on my mind!
**Updated to add:**
Little One thoroughly enjoyed it!