This is a continuation from my previous post.
My daughter celebrated her birthday with her friends one day early. I bundled all five of them into the car after school and understandably attracted a lot of attention, given how boisterous they were. I dread to think what it would be like ferrying five boys, when it comes to my sons' turns!
I brought them out for lunch. Here we are waiting for our food.
On a side note, can I say how much I abhor these gadgets? They encourage anti-social behaviour. Here are five friends sitting together, but not really being together ... because each is wrapped in her own world playing whatever game. I made them put away everything after these photos!
I just realised, apart from one girl who ordered pasta, the rest of us all ordered fish. And boy, these girls can eat!
No dessert because there were plenty of cupcakes waiting for us at home. Instead we went to the bowling alley to work off some of that lunch.
There were shrieks and hi-fives each time someone scored a strike. And believe me, there were quite a number of strikes that day!
After bowling, I just followed them around the club, like a little lamb.
Then it was back home for cake. I baked them a day earlier, but did the frosting that very morning. I only had ONE miserable hour to get all these done because of my back-to-back errands, so you can imagine how frantic I was. The kitchen looked like a war zone.
Eventually, after making a few complicated swirly ones, I gave up and went for the messy look. Haha! Just spread the frosting and sprinkle. Done!
And honestly, it didn't matter if they were perfect or messy. The girls loved them! They squealed and jumped up and down when I brought them out.
Here are the nicer looking ones. I only made two colours for the buttercream - pink (for the butter cupcakes) and yellow (for the chocolate cupcakes).
Number 1. The girls seemed to like this the best.
I reserved some plain cupcakes and buttercream for the girls too! They had a lot of fun frosting and decorating their own cupcakes.
I have to give the girls full marks for their efforts. Look how well frosted the cupcakes are.
Can you imagine they posed for this photo and told me to snap a shot? :)
I can't begin to tell you how knackered I was at this point. It was almost 6pm by the time I dropped the last girl back at her home. Thank goodness birthdays are once a year. But you know what? I have FOUR more birthdays to celebrate in April! :)
To get the recipes for these cupcakes, visit these sites. Have fun decorating them!
~ Vanilla Brown Butter Cupcakes recipe from Baking Bites.
~ One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes recipe from Martha Stewart.
~ Basic Buttercream recipe from Martha Stewart.
* To be honest, I don't like the consistency. A bit too soft.
~ I bought all my sprinkles/decorations from
Ailin Bakery (a baking supplies store)
845 Geylang Road
#01-48 Tanjong Katong Complex