Cupcakes, frosting, and sprinkles, oh my!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Man, am I tired. But, the good part is that I’m surrounded by cupcakes that contain enough sugar to keep me up for the next four days.

So, we had friends over…three of whom are jammed on the couch, watching me write this. We had pizza for lunch, and decided to make cupcakes. After coating the kitchen in flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar, we decorated around three dozen cupcakes.

I was not happy with mine. I used to think I wasn’t a perfectionist. Then I started writing. And baking. And now I realize, I am. So much that I got frustrated with the frosting and just ate my cupcake without frosting. And discovered it was dry.

Bad baking day. I think it was because I was stressed out. And then so tired I could barely keep my eyes open. And then mad for some reason I can’t even remember.

But I came on here to tell you about the cupcakes. I made a batch of chocolate and a batch of vanilla. Each batch made one and a half dozen. I’ll give you the links later.

Here’s a few pictures;

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This is the table with the cupcakes, decorating stuff, frosting, zip lock bags, and the cooking journal I got yesterday and have already filled ten pages, and am working on an eleventh.

Here are the chocolate cupcakes:

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And the funfetti one someone had me make.

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I’ll add pictures of the decorated cupcakes in a sec, I just got tired of picmonkey for a minute. I’ll add them in a second post.

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That’s the strawberry buttercream I made. And here’s the decorating stuff.

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A big giant mess. And this is before we even started. It’s like a horror movie. You just need some kid running after you throwing powdered sugar all over the house.

Oh, well. Here are the links for the cupcakes:



I don’t like the new Food Network site, by the way. What do you think?

That’s my ramble….I’ll be posting another in about twenty minutes.