You only turn seven once. That’s why you should get a first class ticket to Disneyworld for your seventh birthday, right? One lucky little boy who lives in my house received that gift.
Now before you call me “extravagant” and “outrageous,” it’s not really all it seems. We used air miles for the trip, and the way the crazy airlines are right now- a coach ticket demanded the same amount of miles as first class. And the real reason for the trip was that hubby had a conference in Orlando- so technically the hotel was a business write off. But the kiddo thinks it was all a special celebration for his birthday. And we did manage to hit all of the Disney parks. So we’ll go ahead and take the credit for it. Since the birthday was spent in Florida, there was no special cake on the big day… just a candle popped inside a cannoli at the Italian joint where we went for dinner.
Cupcakes for the first grade class were the first order of business when we returned from the world of Disney.
This is my go-to recipe for homemade cupcakes: Emergency Blender Cupcakes. Why the name? Abby Dodge of Fine Cooking created these for emergencies… as in, “Mom! I forgot to tell you that we’re supposed to bring cupcakes to school. Today!” They really do blend up nicely… you just toss the whole mess of ingredients into the blender and whir away. A bonus… you only mess up the blender- no bowls or anything else.
They rise up nicely too. An additional bonus: you likely will have all of the ingredients that this recipe calls for.
For an EASY and convenient recipe, these cupcakes are moist and quite delicious. I plopped oreos on top since the kiddo is a chocolate fanatic.
Here’s what I did with them last birthday. I plopped baked cupcakes into ice cream cones and topped with frosting, candy quick, sprinkles and a red gummy bear. These were a big hit with the kindergarten crowd.
Disney trip and big birthday over… we move on to Memorial Day weekend. Barbecues and outdoor activities are planned, despite the unseasonal rainy weather we’re having. I hope you have a good one!