It all started with me saying that I wanted to make cupcakes.
& with my roommates encouraging me to make them. But I said, “No, I’m not going to make them if I don’t have a reason.”
Well, last Friday, I got a reason.
It was my friend, Amanda‘s birthday! So, naturally, I offered to make some cupcakes for her birthday gathering on Saturday. She asked for strawberry.
Any normal person would have bought ingredients for strawberry cupcakes, made a batch of 18, and been done with it.
Not me. I may be slightly insane.
Instead of just buying ingredients for strawberry cupcakes, I bought ingredients for 5 kinds of cupcakes.
(You’re welcome for the recipes.)
I’m pretty sure you don’t understand how crazy this truly was.
I made 5 cupcake batters, 5 icings, and 3 fillings.
Ya’ll, I bought (and used) 4 pounds of butter.
Just call me Paula Deen. I don’t know what I was thinking.
I started baking around 7 pm. My roommates aided me in my insanity, and we still didn’t finish until about 1 am. It took SO LONG.
However, at 1 am, this is what we had:
There are only 3 people in our house. If we had eaten them all, that would have been 36 cupcakes each (and probably about 8 pounds gained each). No way.
So we took them to Amanda’s party. I took them to class. I took them to BCM lunch on Wednesday. & we have been eating them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
It’s been a week. We have 20 left. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.
…or absolutely terrible. Depends on which way you look at it.
Anyways, this is what I have learned::
- Do not make five batches of cupcakes in one night unless you are preparing for Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.
- Cupcakes are relatively easy to give away, but 108 is still a big number.
- I’m pretty darn good at making cupcakes.
- My roommates and I are pretty darn good at eating cupcakes.
- My roommates will not stop me from doing crazy things. They may even help.
But, overall, it was fun. & I’m pretty sure that it was a night we’ll be remembering for a while. Which is definitely good. I only have a few more months to live with these wonderful people, and I’m all about making some memories.
& if anyone wants a week old cupcake or two (that are still pretty tasty) let me know. They’re not going to last much longer.