Anyway, I've wanted to try frosting cupcakes with poured fondant since before King Kong first began shimmming up New York architecture, and yesterday's Totally Vegan Potluck brought me the very opportunity I've been waiting for--goodbye Cinderella Complex and hello
My plan for the potluck, was also solid, and I could not be swayed--Nuclear Winter-Proof Cyclops Space Invader Cupcakes. First, I made a batch of banana cake from pakupaku, but poured the batter into cupcakes instead (the recipe will yield 24, but watch that time, they really only need to bake for about 25 minutes). Then I stuck my finger into each cake and made a hole, a la VCTOTW, filled each hole with some peanut butter buttercream I piled into a pastry bag, and then spread the top of each with a swab of strawberry jam--don't go globbing it on, all that's needed is just a thin delicate swipe.
Next, I bundled my armpit hair into adorable homemade hairnets (for food safety) and eagerly began my poured fondant and evil eye adventure. I used the recipe from ochef.com and followed it to a capital T, but at the end if you've done it right, you end up with an "opaque paste" that is supposed to be sealed into a plastic ziplock for 24 hours. Not what I wanted, with the TVP loomin' around my afternoon.
Oh and P.S.
Emily, you've won Peta's latest cookbook, please email your snail mail contact info to me at kittee68 at yahoo dot come, and I'll send it out as soon as possible.