My in-laws drove 12 hours to spend two short days with us over Easter weekend. They wanted to visit and see the baby, so we decided to have birthday party to celebrate baby’s almost First Birthday!
I tried out several recipes for cupcakes in the month or two leading up to Easter, to find the most delicious cupcake EVER.
I found these grasshopper/thin mint divine chocolate yummies over at a blog called, yourcupofcake! They are super delicious and my advice to any who want to duplicate the recipe…sift the ground up cookies! SIFT THEM! Or you will gum up your frosting tips.
The cupcakes were a bit labor intensive, my mother-in-law helped me make the ganache, while I made the frosting, then my mother and MIL hurriedly dipped the cupcakes in the ganache just before dinner started. Plan ahead to made these things.
My son’s birthday is in late April, but we sang happy birthday (11 months now!) and his daddy helped him blow out the one candle on top of baby’s mini cupcake.
We all watched (breathlessly) while the baby pulled the plate with chocolately goodness toward himself.
He wanted the plate.
My first reaction? He might not be my son….
No, I remember, he is definitely my son. Hmmmmm.
Okay, so he is still mostly breastfed.
So, apparently this kid who eats raw onions and broiled asparagus does not care for chocolate cupcakes.
He also eats carpet fuzz, dirt, leaves and grass.
The cupcake went un-eaten, but I’m thinking maybe this kid will be an engineer like the other men in his daddy’s family. Ever the little scientist, he needs to know what the product’s properties are before he can determine what to do with it.
Ah, well, baby-led weaning is my adventure as well as his.
Baby was happy to have his Nona & (Grampa S doesn’t have a nickname yet – it has to be awesome). We love family visits and look forward to our trip down to Texas to see them this summer.
Friday is for Lovers…lovers of music, lovers of food, lovers of good friends and family.
Happy Friday ya’ll.