On Monday for Memorial Day, we got invited to a family BBQ by my lovely friend Geneva. We had a wonderful and great time and it was nice to spend the time with other parents of little ones. Besides Phoenix, Sienna had Nico, Sylvie, Nico O and Ethan to play with as well! Fun times! The food was great, the company even better! I made Devil’s Food Cupcakes with this chocolate frosting. I had a bit of a mishap (I overfilled the cupcake and they baked up huge and ran into each other over the rim and got stuck) but luckily this recipe made 24 (although I think I got more like 36!) And I also baked some of Yves’ favorite cookies to bring over and some pasta salad. Even getting bit by mosquitos didn’t squash my fun! 😉
Sienna with a chip
Yan Ling holding Sylvie wearing an old outfit of Sienna’s, which I think was a hand me down as well!
Sienna with Phoenix and Nico at the kids table!
Starr made this awesome cole slaw and told me to put it on a hot dog for a slaw dog, a Southern thing.
The kids playing!
And here is my baking mishap!
They may not look so bad here….
The outer edges of the cupcake that were touching the pan were stuck and I thought I was being clever by just flipping it over. HA!
The tops just kinda crumbled and fell apart!
I baked another batch with the silicone cups and normally I don’t have any trouble getting them out but for some reason, they were sticking inside the silicone cups! But thankfully there was enough batter to make another dozen in some Elmo cupcake paper.
I put the ones from the silicone cups upside down to prevent it from sticking to the rack. Do you notice the kinda glaze that’s on the bottom of them?
And here are the ones I brought over. I had fun frosting them (I did the ziploc bag thing)!
They were a big hit at the BBQ as well as the cookies. I think my pasta salad probably didn’t matter! HA!