kissed wild mulberry pie
so i made this today because i was bored, and needed to make a dent in my frozen mulberry reserve before the spring comes and we go out to get more.
i call it ‘kissed mulberry’ because mulberries have really small, thick stems that don’t break down in cooking, and it’s really time consuming to go and snip all of them off- so to get rid of them i clip off the stem from each individual berry with my front teeth, so it feels and looks like i’m kissing them. any germs that it transfers die in the sugar syrup bath that’s about ten degrees hotter than mordor, so it’s all good.
each of the leaves were cut out with a knife. other than that, nothing too fancy- but i’m really proud of how it turned out.
some rose cupcakes i made today
it has rose flavored cake, infused with candied rose petals
then it’s topped with rose & mint flavored meringue icing (it’s actually a light mint green color because there’s some chemical reaction that goes on between the rose tea that i used for flavoring and the base of the egg whites- it’s actually super neat to watch!)
the decorations are a bunch of miniature roses made with homemade mint-flavored marshmallow fondant, dusted with sea green food-grade glitter, and then topped with cinnamon candies and chocolate crunchies.
i even put some of them in these neat rose-bouquet cups that i found in the baking aisle of walmart.
i’m actually quite proud of them. they taste even more delicious than they look- really very delicate and fresh!
they look like they’re ready to be served at a wedding or a garden party.