"best ever cream cheese icing recipe" (which is based off the Sprinkle's recipe) to try to cover up the ugly. You can see how well that worked out. Then I realized the fatal flaw of the giant cupcake. It doesn't fit in my lovely vintage cake plate dome. I was so frustrated by the end of the process that I just crammed the dome on top, figuring it couldn't make matters much worse. The Pioneer Woman, I am not.
Here's to baking successes and failures, may they taste good even if they are ugly.
Happy fall, y'all!