I'm so excited it's Friday! Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday for my SIL and for reading my humble little ramblings!
Yesterday I did a Zumba class and nearly got body slammed by a large man who was doing his thang. He clearly was feeling it, so I let him get his groove on and got my cardio on in a reduced space- it worked out for both of us.
When I came home I trashed my kitchen repeatedly making lunch, white chocolate- covered cheesecake balls (I'm holding back on any kind of a tasteless joke here), and these cupcakes:
They are for my best friend who asked for 'pink and sparkley' when I asked what she wants for her birthday. This was my best crack at it!
I did it ghetto style and used the foil and white wrappers and alternated between them so that it looks intentional.
For decorations, I used Jelly Belly Champagne Bubbles left over from my wedding's candy bar. I ordered something like 10 pounds of them, and while they look good and were delicious, there is only so much candy people can eat! Good thing they were packaged so I could take them home!
Here they are in action
I decorated the rest with T's for her name and lots of sprinkles to fulfill the sparkley component. This is also what I like to call a Baker's Dozen- 11 so that I could sample one.
And added candy necklaces to complete the diabetic coma effect
What you don't see is that they are packed in a classy Rockstar box for easy travel later tonight. We used to consume so many of these energy drinks when we were together in our party days, so hopefully it puts a smile on her face!
I used TJ's Vanilla Cake and Baking Mix and substituted 1 cup of nonfat plain yogurt and 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree for extra moisture and because I refuse to follow a recipe. They turned out really well and I hope my audience doesn't notice the difference!
We are going to party like rockstars tonight- first Mexican food for my SIL and then disco bowling with the cupcake princess. What do you have planned?