We had a full house for most of the month of December. We were blessed to have our oldest, a 2nd-year law student, and his girlfriend here for almost 2 weeks, and our daughter, who is in college, is back. Their sister, who is a junior in high school, has enjoyed the extra company.
With extra people here, one has to be creative as to what can be done with their “vacation” time. They all made a list of what they could do together while here. One of them was to make fun cupcakes. I have Martha Stewart’s Cupcake Cookbook on the shelf. and so they went to work.
To the right are the pictures of what they created. They did this without my help, by following a recipe and being willing to try something new. You can tell by the results that if you would like to make a gourmet cupcake and have little experience, it is achievable.
This leads to my little musing that I brought away from their project:
Never get too old to try something new, and never let the fear of failing stop you from moving forward.
If the four of them could put forth these cupcakes . . . . I think the sky is the limit!
Here are a couple of the recipes we enjoyed!
Recipe Source: Martha Stewart’s Cupcake Cookbook