Happy Saturday!!!! I love being off on Saturdays. I feel like I’m part of the normal world, getting to enjoy the weekend like everyone else. Today we are going to my parent’s to celebrate Father’s Day.
I told my mom that I would be in charge of dessert and got out my new Cupcake cook book for some recipes.
I decided to make the Kahlua cupcakes for the adults and white cupcakes for the kiddos.
I might have overfilled the cupcakes a little and they expanded on the top. I realized the at I have a lot to learn about baking….
Justine helped me with icing the cupcakes.
I ended up making a lot more cupcakes than needed.
(Sorry about my feet being in the shot!) There will only be 10 of us at my parent’s house. 9 that can eat cupcakes, one who is a little too young still.
I had attempted to make white chocolate buttercream frosting, but that was a big ol’ Fail! It said to heat the milk, butter, and white chocolate in a pan until all was melted. That was my first problem it seemed the white chocolate wouldn’t melt all the way there were little pieces of chocolate in the mix. I took everything off the heat and started adding the powdered sugar. It said to add 4 1/2 cups. I got to 3 and a half and the consistency of the icing was more like dough then like icing. Should I have taken it out of the hot pot and mixed it in a bowl? I ended up throwing the icing in the trash and got out a container of icing from the store. Boo! It seems like whenever I say I’m going to bring dessert to my parent’s something always goes wrong.
There was a lot of baking going on last night and by the time I was done I crawled into my bed and rested while watching Dual Survival.
This morning I got up and hopped on the treadmill. I would much rather run outside than the treadmill, but sometimes you got to make due with what you can. I finished watching Letters to Juliet and I have to say that it was a good movie. It was romantic. One of those movies that you think to yourself “Why can’t this happen to me”. I would recommend anyone to rent this movie. I also finished reading The Carrie Diaries. It was so good! It’s a quick read kind of book. My favorite part was the last page. I’m going to have to see if there is another book that goes after that one. I am now reading Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi. This is definitely the summer of reading for me.
Justine is begging me to play some Wii, so here I go. I can’t say no to this face.