This weekend me and some of my closest girlfriends from high school teamed up to throw a baseball themed baby shower for one of our friends. It is so much more fun throwing a party when you have so much help. It really lightens the load. And after throwing so many bridal showers, I have really enjoyed changing it up with some baby showers recently. There is just something so much more exciting about planning for a sweet little baby than seeing your buddy open up yet another set of bowls.
Now before we get into all of the fun pictures, I have to tell a little story about the disastrous night making the cupcakes. I had come up with what I thought would be a genius idea for cupcakes using white icing and the pull apart Twizzlers for the ball laces. I guess I wasn't the first one to come up with the idea after searching Pinterest but they seemed easy enough and very cute.
So Saturday night I purchased all of the ingredients and began baking. Apparently these suckers aren't as easy as I had thought and I ended up spending hours meticulously trying to push those itty bitty pieces of Twizzlers into the icing so they would stay put. And I am such a perfectionist which didn't help.
Well after about 3 hours I was finally finished and put all of the cupcakes on a cookie sheet up on the counter and Dustin and I went outside to have a drink and relax. After about 2 minutes of being outside, we hear our dog (a 100 lb chocolate lab) barking so we go in to make sure everything is alright. To my horror (and my hubby's amusement) I see Bennington sitting, staring at the tray of cupcakes which once held 18 but now only contained 3…. Our hungry, hungry hippo devoured 15 cupcakes. Wrapper and all. And the little punk is barking because he can't reach the last 3. Awesome.
So back to the store Dustin went taking one of the cupcakes with him as a snack. I placed the other 2 in the oven so they would be safe from D and the dog and finished my cocktail. Dustin came through the door about 30 minutes later with all of the stuff to try again so I turned on the oven completely forgetting about those 2 surviving cupcakes. Not my day at all. I think it's safe to say I will probably never volunteer to make the cupcakes again. ;P
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