We celebrated Lindsey’s 13th birthday with her friends sleeping over on Saturday night! Lindsey found an awesome recipe for Espresso Butter Cream frosting and we used it to decorate some milk chocolate cupcakes. They were delicious!!
This is the recipe we used and the only change we made was to use 1.5 times the espresso powder and vanilla flavoring…also we used a box cupcake mix instead of making the mocha ones listed.
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One of the highlights of the night was the Chinese style auction. Lindsey and I put together 5 themed baskets and gave out tickets to the girls. The girls used their tickets to win the baskets. Each girl went home with one. The best part was the “trading” of basket items that took place afterwards.
Sunday we cooked a large breakfast for the girls and then later in the day, our family went apple picking. I couldn’t resist posting these pictures because the colors were beautiful that afternoon.
Friday I oiled and lubricated my Featherweight so she (Snow White) would be ready for weekend sewing. I worked on the double slice layer cake and got through the first couple of steps..here is progress..
I’ll start sewing those two piles together during the week.
I also started reading the first book of the Inspector Gamache series that the “twilters” love and I have to say, I’m hooked! The books are by Louise Penny and the first one is Still Life. It was only $2.99 on Kindle last week…it may still be that price now.
Almost forgot…I received my order of Holly Holderman’s Sweet Things fabric and isn’t it soooooooo cute!!! It’s in the washer now and I’ll start pressing and cutting as soon as it’s ready.
I’m thinking I’ll get another podcast episode out on Friday. If you have any topics you’d like to hear about, let me know!
Have a fun day!!