Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tie-dyed Cupcakes and my little man!

So I had full intentions of showing my cupcake pictures at Christmas but I just never got around to it! They were so cute! I made a ton of them so Landon could take a batch to school, and Jason and I each had some to take to work.
First I made the cake batter. I just followed the box instructions. I decided I wanted some peppermint cupcakes so I made a green and red batch and a red and white batch with peppermint extract.
Then I separated the batter into 3 bowls. I had added red food coloring to one and green to another and left the other white.
I then filled my muffin pan with cup cake papers and then got ready to mix! Just added a couple spoonfuls of each color, took and toothpick and the swished the colors around until they looked the way I wanted them to.
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Once that was done I put baked them at 350 degrees until I could poke them with a toothpick and nothing comes out on it (about 15 minutes or so) and they looked great!
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I thought they looked SO COOL! And the red and white ones tasted just like a peppermint! I used plain white icing on the tops of them and to the peppermint ones I added crushed peppermint to the top! Yum!
 
For the ones for Landon's daycare I saw an idea on Pinterest about packaging individual cupcakes in a small plastic cup and wrapping them up and it was SOOOOO CUTE! This was the final outcome!
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Sadly, the humidity was SO BAD that night that when I got up the next morning ALL, and yes I do mean all, my pretty cupcakes were melted! One of the times I wished we had had a deep freezer. It's on our agenda but we just haven't been able to get one yet. So needless to say I am going to have to redeem myself for Valentine's Day!
 
On a happier note, Landon is in that stage where he wants to do EVERYTHING himself! So I have been letting him brush his own hair and teeth at night and I have started letting him in the morning so we don't have a meltdown. (Mornings without meltdowns are always good!)
Here are some shots of my baby being a big boy!
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I just can't believe how fast he is growing up!
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This is our THIRD hair cut! He is going to have thick hair like his mama!
 
And we finally decided to put our fireplace to work. Landon likes to crawl on it so we were hesitant but I love a crackling, popping fire on a cold night so we got some accessories and some wood and made it happen!
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On that note I hope everyone has warm, snuggly dreams because it's pretty chilly at my house!

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