Well, it’s all over but the mess.
And oh what fun it was.
We managed to surprise the kids, which is hard to do now that they are older, and they were able to surprise us with a few things as well. It’s so heartwarming to see that side of them – the side that thinks about someone other than themselves – and they did it with us and with each other.
And I also managed to fit in a lot of baking… yippee! After hours of searching the internet and finding dozens of recipes, I managed to settle on a few to try.
My first shot was at some chocolate eclair cupcakes. I wanted to mimic the creamy center and the chocolate topping, and boy did they turn out yummy.
Then I came across some peppermint popcorn. I decided this would make a great teacher gift, and when I found the popcorn containers in the dollar bin at Target, I knew it was destiny. 🙂
The kids got into the baking as well. I helped them gather everything they would need, and then I headed off to work. When I got home, the kitchen was cleaned and these were on the counter. I was totally impressed!
Yes, I baked them in the glasses, and iced them with champaign buttercream icing, and sprinkled them with edible glitter. These I made for the family, but the ones I brought to work were baked in gold wrappers and then placed in a plastic champaign glass with champaign colored confetti. I will definitely make these again, but I’m leaning towards “strawberry daiquiris”. I can’t wait.