I have never piped icing. I have never creatively iced anything in my life. I tend to slap it on, because who cares how it looks, as long as it tastes good.
I made some lemon poppyseed muffins using Christmas paper things (what are those even called?! Cups? Cupcake papers? Something like that.) and they didn't rise very high, so I decided to ice them, and piping seemed the neatest way of achieving the look I desired.
Now, don't forget, I work for a catering company, I have seen how to pipe, and how to make piping look nice. Let's just take a moment to appreciate that it is harder than it looks. Thomas & Daryl are pros at it, they make it look so easy!
I call this a funnecessary activity. It was fun, but entirely unnecessary really. I had fun doing it, but they looked terrible in the finish, but I don't even care because they weren't half as messy as they could have been, had I slapped it on in the haphazard fashion I usually prefer.
Anyway, here are some of the photos, courtesy of my Mum for taking them while I was giggling and trying not to make a mess. Also, please excuse my attire, as I had worked out in the morning and spent the rest of the day doing chores and such like so hadn't had a shower yet haha... too busy baking and having fun!
|Being silly with the leftover icing :D|
|Pretty proud of my first attempt. They might look crappy, but mostly because I had some gaps that I then filled :D|