When it came to the actual cake, I baked a batch of red velvet cupcakes and tried my hand at a little icing art, hence the title of this post.
As an aside, I tried out a new jumbo icing tip for the background frosting and love love love it!
Last year, I attempted to sculpt a crayfish out of fondant for his layer cake, and failed miserably. This year, I stuck to piping, sugar pearls and sheer luck.
They didn't turn out perfectly but the idea is there. If nothing else, it amused the Man when he realized he was getting crayfish cupcakes too!
We had a great time and I'm glad the Man had a good birthday. Now if only I knew what to do with the other 10 pounds of crayfish in my freezer...