Still, here I am today making 5 dozen for the boys to sell at our neighbourhood combined garage sale tomorrow (Christmas fund!), and an extra dozen for us to scarf down ourselves (because obviously yes, my hips totally need another layer of buttercream).
You may have noticed that this has become a bit of a thing for me, and it all started with this book. I swear the day I bought it the angels choired, and stars somewhere collided. How many years of fruitlessly struggling to make decent cakes without eggs?! And now a whole book of quality working recipes (because there are a lot of really cruddy eggless/vegan recipes and cookbooks out there). When a cookbook ends up looking like this, you know it's gotta be good:
Anyway, cupcake recipes with no eggs, safe for my boys, and a mom who loves baking = serendipity.
And here I am at bedtime (I started this blogpost at approx 2:00pm). Cupcakes made and decorated, adorable banner created by sons, a garage full of formerly loved, chipped and besmirched toys (nothing ends up mint in the box around here! Sorry Uncle Craig, you should see the sad, sad super hero graveyard from all your generous gifts of yesteryears. It would make a collector snotty bawl and tear their hair!) all priced to clear, two zonked boys upstairs and two exhausted parents ready for some red wine and Dr. Who before they hit the hay. Hope your weekends are good.
... and keep your fingers crossed for two shy, yet determined boys manning a cupcake stand tomorrow (brisk sales and no jerks would be real nice!).