I usually focus on quality of content when writing my posts (or at least whenever possible); but for a little while, they’re definitely going to be a bit more conversational. Kind of like we’re sitting down at a cafe and catching up over a decaf latte. Most will be short and sweet, I think; because this preggo mama is tired…. and soon to be the proud (and exhausted) mama of two. But at the same time, I don’t want to stop blogging during this busy season.
So hang in there if this kind of content isn’t your fave… 😉
Anyway, let’s talk CUPCAKES! I’ve missed decorating and eating them, to be honest. 🙂 I have turned down a few paid requests as of late, because I knew that I wouldn’t be up to baking a ton in April. But when a special family member decided to get married on Saturday during an intimate, family-only ceremony; I just couldn’t say ‘no’ to the last-minute request for some wedding cupcakes.
I only had a day’s notice; so I decided to go with a simple, elegant look. I went with a tuxedo-affect by baking and frosting cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and lemon buttercream (not pictured). The lemon cupcakes were also filled with lemon curd, which is always a big hit. For both colors, I frosted in a rosette pattern and then lightly sprinkled with pearl accents.
Being this pregnant and the mom to a toddler, it definitely was a lot of work. But it was worth it. I had a blast, and it meant a lot to be able to contribute to the wedding. (Plus both Nate and Brady had a blast taste-testing for me. 😉 Brady actually gets excited now when he sees cupcake tins, because he knows that I’m about to make something “dewishush”).
And then, since I was in cupcake mode (and there were unfrosted cupcakes left), I offered to make the cupcakes for my dad’s birthday party on Sunday. Again, these were ultra last-minute, so my creativity was restricted by the supplies I had on hand. I decided on a light sprinkling of fun, rainbow jimmies and opened a box of matchbox cars as toppers. (After all, what guy can resist cars, even if they’re the matchbox variety)?
It’ll be months before I have the time and energy to make cupcakes again, so I’m glad I got to practice my hobby over this past weekend. 🙂
Now for a serious question… What is your FAVORITE cupcake flavor?? I’m pretty sure I always go for chocolate cupcakes, unless pumpkin with cream cheese frosting is available.