xposted from my journal
Yes, it took over 7 hours. Though to be fair, during the actual baking time I was also completely reorganizing the pantry.
You'd better damn well believe that if I choose to do this again, it will be done a different way
. [FWIW, there were over 4 dozen cupcakes, and most of them did end up with some frosting of some sort, though not all this involved. And two different types of bars and some banana muffins. DH has his departments potluck tomorrow, see.]
Ok, obviously the context is set by the turkeys, without which it would look pretty awful.
Turkeys: Done in style described in What's New Cupcake?
; caramel "skin" over icing, caramel over cracker stick, granola "stuffing", cornflake "lettuce". If there is ever a next time, it's all going to be brown frosting. None of this !@#$!@#$@# caramel crap, even if I find Wrapples.
Mashed potatoes & butter: White icing, lemon tootsie roll cut in half and slightly flattened.
Sweet potatoes: Orange icing with marshmallows. If I hadn't been completely sick of everything I might have put the marshmallows on a non-stick surface, broiled them just a tad, and then slid them on. But the way things were going......
Cranberry sauce: Strawberry jam with dried cranberries.
Seriously, *everything* else took the same amount of time as doing one !#@$@#%@# turkey did.
And the photo is more flattering than reality, IMO.