March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day!

What a beautiful St. Patrick's Day today has been!

It was 81 degrees today. In March! That thrills me to no end. I am so so so so happy to have basically skipped winter this year. I have absolutely no desire to see cold temperatures anytime after Christmas. I do like it to be cold around the holidays, but after that, the weather is free to be beautiful anytime it wants.

That being said, we're grilling out tonight in this gorgeous weather. Salmon, potatoes, asparagus, fruit, and hush stomach is already growling.

Anyway, my dad works at Lowes, and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, they had a cupcake war. It wasn't anything like the TV cupcake wars. I didn't actually have to go somewhere to compete in a given time frame against competitors. Instead, I made my cupcakes at home and took them into Lowes.

I decided to make Green Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I'll let ya in on a secret...they're actually just Red Velvet cupcakes, but instead of red food coloring, I put green. Amazing, right?

I also tried to make shamrocks out of fondant to put on top, but that didn't turn out as well as I had pictured it. I didn't actually have a shamrock cutter, so I just cut them with a knife...and they look kinda funny. Oh well, better luck next time.

Here they are!

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