After that, I really felt like making something out of the Oz-themed book of makes. So I whipped up a batch of cyclone cup-cakes.
They have lemon curd filling and then meringue on top.
You're supposed to pipe the meringue to look like cyclones. I would have benefited from better equipment at this point, as I had one of those plastic icing sets, with a plunger, but I could only get enough meringue mixture in for two cakes at a time, and it wasn't ideal to have to keep handling the meringue. I am going to get a proper piping bag for next time!
My finished cakes do not look as good as the original book version:
Hope they pass the taste test, though!
This wasn't the only cake I made. Here's my kitchen, looking like a disaster zone:
I have somewhere between 20 and 30 people coming over to our house for pre-drinks tomorrow. My dd was eighteen this week and the main celebrations are this weekend. I made two dozen small cakes and two large ones. Hope it will be enough!