It was my birthday on Friday.
It was by far, hands down THE greatest bday of ALL time!
It was more like a birthmonth thanks to my amazing family and friends!
My favorite cake is funfetti.
So I decided to make myself some funfetti birthday cupcakes from scratch.
They were super tasty and really fun to decorate and take pictures of.
I’m not sure if you can tell by the pictures…but…
I got a new camera!!!!!!!!!!
I have the worlds greatest husband. Literally.
Not only did he get me the camera of my dreams. But he surprised me by taking the day off of work and coming home early with a bouquet of flowers and a basket (that he stole, don’t tell) full of all my favorite things!
There were dove chocolates, sour patch kids, peanut butter M&M’s, a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream, gum, a bottle of wine, and last but not least…a cat toy.
We’re getting a kitten. So now I’m not only going to take obsessive amounts of pictures of food and my niece Suzy…but I’m going to take millions of pictures of our new little baby kitten.
He is yet to be named.
I could use your suggestions!
He is a Scottish Fold with white and orange spots.
I’ll post a picture as soon as the little fur-ball arrives!
Mikey is flying to Salt Lake City, UT to get him. His carry on is going to be a cat.
He is going to be “that guy” on the plane.
The crazy man you hope you don’t sit next to with the kitten as his carry on and the treats in his pocket.
Yup I know.
I wish I could see it too!
I ate sooooo much of this batter.
I have some pretty FANTASTIC friends as well.
My friends Kara and Whitney came over with a bottle of wine AND gifts.
Gifts that included these adorable cupcake liners, which I used for my funfetti cupcakes of course.
I’m not sure when this obsession with funfetti began…But I think it was some time in Junior High.
I don’t think it was my moms style to make me a box cake, so she always made some amazing and swanky birthday cake.
One year I had and Ariel cake.
The Little Mermaid, duh.
I also had a clown cake one year…creep
I’m sure that was my request.
My mom being the wise woman she is, made it a pastel pink/purple/yellow clown so that the kids at my party didn’t scream when they got a slice of Bozo’s gleaming red nose.
One year I cried because I wanted a caterpillar cake and my mom made it without consulting me about the colors/shape of the caterpillar.
Not to mention I was wayyyyy too old to be crying about a cake.
This year, my mom made THE most amazing chocolate peanut butter cake.
As you may know, I’m OBSESSED with peanut butter/chocolate combos.
Or just peanut butter in general.
I’m not joking when I say it was the richest cake i’ve ever had. So moist and dense but not too overly peanut-buttery.
It was suuuuuuper decadent. The type of cake you want to eat alone at night while watching marathons of The Real Housewives of wherever.
The kind of cake where you don’t cut an actual slice, you just max on the whole cake at once. Then you realize you ate too much and want to hide the evidence so your husband doesn’t know how much cake you actually ate…
I like to pile on the buttercream…
I got a little carried away…
I know I posted a lot of pictures of cupcakes…
Thank you SO MUCH to all my amazing friends and family who made me feel so loved and special on my Birthday.
I am so blessed and was overwhelmed by all the love I felt from everyone 🙂
Recipe: Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes
1 cup butter
2 cup sugar
4 whole eggs
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add vanilla and beat until combined.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
Add the milk and once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients.
Fold in assorted sprinkles.
Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Let cool and frost.
Recipe: Vanilla Buttercream
4 sticks of butter, softened
4-5 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of milk, if needed (I did not use any milk)
Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixture until completely smooth and creamy.
Slowly add in powdered sugar and once it is all added, increase mixer speed and add vanilla.
Scrape down sides and beat med to high for 2-3 minutes.
If the frosting consistency is too thick, slowly add a LITTLE bit of milk until desired consistency is reached.
Decorate cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles and ENJOY!
This recipe was adapted from another tasty blog, called howsweeteats .