Today’s project was Navy themed cupcakes for a coworker’s son. She wanted cupcakes with anchors on them.
I can’t draw. Even my stick figures are crappy looking.
Despite my faith in my total inability to draw an anchor that actually LOOKS like an anchor, I took the order. I have a little trick. It involves clip art, waxed paper and melted chocolate.
I went into MS Word and found a clip art anchor that I liked the look of, then filled the page with it. When I was ready to make the anchors, I put a piece of wax paper over the sheet with the pictures then traced the shapes of the anchors in melted chocolate that I had placed in a pastry bag with a small round tip.
This technique not only results in cupcake decorations that are edible and (in my case) identifiable, it also ensures uniformity in size.