I know it’s hard to believe, but Mr Shuck had to rush out to the grocery store again today.
I started to make the icing for Caramel Popcorn and it just didn’t work! I made the “gravy” for the flour based icing Thursday night and put it in the frig. When I opened the container, it was runny, not mostly solidified like usual. I poured it into the butter anyway and hoped for the best. The Best didn’t happen. I ended up with a clumpy greasy mess. I pondered for a few minutes, then decided (at 8:30 this morning) to try for a caramel meringue butter cream….as I intended when I first worked on the flavor. I had used all made in advance caramel on the trashed icing, so Mr Shuck ran out to Thriftway to pick up some cream…so I could try to make some more.
A few minutes after he left (without his cell phone again), I realized that I had used the last of the butter too. He was surprised to hear himself paged over the loud speaker at the grocery store, but realized immediately that I had run out of something else. By the time he returned with the cream and butter (and a jar of Fran’s Caramel Sauce…just in case…), I had whipped the egg whites, boiled the sugar syrup and pureed some caramel popcorn in the food processor. While I finished the icing, Mr Shuck boxed up the other two flavors for me. I piped the caramel popcorn icing and he garnished with a kernel of Uncle Woody’s.
A rushed through a shower and blow dry, pony tailed my hair, and we were out the door and to Camp by 10am! Whew!
2 thoughts on “Before Cupcake Camp…”
Mr S, you star! Gotta love that he is willing to go to the store several times to help – that’s love! Maybe he needs to handcuff the phone to his wrist htough, save getting an ‘announcement’ lol
Hope hte Camp is going well. All those cakes sound yummy and me here with a lowly cup of vanilla coffee…
He’s an angel! I’m very lucky.