Cupcake Trials-Round 1

27 Mar

What do you think???  Not bad for my first time, huh??  Last night, my kitchen turned into a bakery, and it was a ton of fun.  I am planning to make my own cupcakes for my wedding (with the help of friends), and last night was a trial run.  I’ve been trying to research recipes and think of things that would be a safe choice.  After finding a recipe from Courtney’s blog, I decided to give them a try.  I didn’t add the almond extract like her recipe called for just because of allergy issues, but they were sooo delicious none the less!

Chocolate raspberry cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting.

My mom got me some decorating tools two Christmas’s ago, and I was able to test them out on my cupcakes.  After doing the design a few times, I got the hang of it, and I think they look pretty fancy. 🙂  I am also planning to add some decoration to the top and possibly a decorative foil or wrapper to the outside.  For now, I’m thinking this recipe is a keeper.  I am planning to do two different ones, so any suggestions for a second cupcake would be wonderful!

I sent the tray below with my mom to work to share with her coworkers for their Tuesday meeting.

Her coworkers had nothing but wonderful things to say, and they told my mom that they would be willing to be taste-testers every Tuesday. 🙂


Moving on to today.  As a result of the cupcake overload, a LONG walk was in store for me.  Around noon, I headed out with my iPod for a five mile walk.  It started out windy and cold, but after I got going, the temperature felt perfect.  I was really in the zone and felt like I could have walked all day long!  When my mom got home from work, she wanted to go for a walk, so I made the decision to head out again with her for a few miles.

When we got home, we decided to make a trip to Target.  Our Target recently added a grocery/produce section that was opened this past weekend.  As someone who is obsessed with grocery stores, this was a huge deal.  I had already gone and checked it out on the weekend, but I had to show mom too.  We snatched up some gelato ice cream (pistachio flavored) and some other goodies too.

Pistachio Gelato.

The ice cream was so creamy and full of flavor.  I’ll definitely be trying out their other flavors soon. I’m not a huge sweets/ice cream person (even though this post is filled with it!), but all I need is a few bites to be satisfied.

That’s about all for tonight.  In the morning, my mom and I are going to head out of town to do some wedding shopping, go for lunch, etc…  I’m really looking forward to it!

P.S. I have an interview for a teaching job on Thursday!!!  More on that later. 🙂



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