The Grasshopper Experiment
This all started with the desire to tackle the elusive hi-hat cupcake. For those of you who are cocking your head to the side thinking, WTF, click here and then you'll be like, oooohhh. This really didn't go as I'd planned and I'm kind of bummed about it. I might not be the best baker in the world, but I really hate when something gets the best of me. Like with macarons, I've only been successful ONE time and it was so much damn work that I now understand why those tiny cookies are so damn expensive!
Getting off topic... Basically what I'm telling you is that this technique is not for the novice baker and if you attempt this, do not feel defeated. All my coworkers thought they were really cool and thought they were delicious. I just prefer my treats to be both attractive and tasty.
This probably goes without saying, but if you attempt the hi-hat then make sure to give yourself time. It definitely takes patience and if you're successful, please do share! I'm always interested to hear other baker's techniques.