Yesterday, BHE and I celebrated 8 wonderful years of marriage.
Cupcakes were made in celebration, in addition to a wonderful meal of steak and roasted asparagus and red potatoes.
It’s OK to drool. I won’t tell anyone.
The vanilla cupcake is an OLD family recipe that, I’m sorry, I won’t share. The frosting is my mom’s chocolate frosting recipe.
My icing skills aren’t the best (see my buddy at Family Bites for that), but I think I do simplicity well. My tip for simple icing? Take a spoon, put a dollop in the middle of your cupcake, and carefully spread with the dull side of a butter knife. It’s not fancy, nor involved exceptional skill, but your cupcakes will look nice and neat.
In other news, my mom has a renewed vigor for sewing, and has taken up bag-making. Bow down to her sewing prowess:
The bag fits a ton – two cross stitch projects – one a decoy, the other I’m doing on the sly as a gift – and my knitting project: