Skyler wanted cupcakes for her graduation party, so instead of doing the intelligent thing and paying someone else to make them, we decided to do it ourselves. It took a lot longer to make 180 cupcakes than I was anticipating. On the show Cupcake Wars they make 2,000 cupcakes in 90 minutes, so I thought 180 should be NO problem! I forgot that I only have one oven, and one assistant, and no carpenter with a beard and plaid shirt. Bummer.
By the end of the process, I think I was wearing more frosting than the cupcakes, and every surface of my kitchen had sprinkles on it. Each of my fingers are now tinted a different color, and really…why is it so hard to make bright orange frosting? After at least three trips to the grocery store (and one to my mom :) for more supplies, we finally won the cupcake war! There were a few casualties, mostly the chocolate ones…um, I have no idea where they went, I’m listing them as M.I.A.
It was all worth it, though, because Skyler and I took on this battle together. Our cupcakes aren’t perfect, and we had quite a mess to clean up, but every single one of them was made with love and laughter. I was side by side with my best soldier, and you can’t beat that, Cupcakes! We are temporarily holding you as P.O.W.’s, but tomorrow…you shall all die.