Tuesday, May 6, 2014

hello, cupcake!

This past weekend my girls had their dance show/cast party for the North Suburban School of Dance dance company.  This is an audition group that rehearses on weekends and then performs throughout the community at nursing homes and community events.  Though they still have a few short performances to go, Sunday was their final full show.

The call went out last week for volunteers to provide food for the cast party following the show.  Guess who volunteered to bake?

Yup.  This girl.

Saturday was crazy, so I didn't end up going to the grocery store until Sunday morning.  After assembling all of my ingredients, I mixed up that yellow cake batter and spooned it into the muffin pan.  I slid those pans into the hot oven and set the timer.

Twenty minutes later, I pulled those puppies out.  I could see something was not right.  When I went to turn them out of the pan, ALL of them collapsed.  I about collapsed.  I was on a deadline, people!  These cupcakes needed to be baked, cooled, iced, and in the carrying dish by 1:45 pm!

Luckily, there's no such thing as a baking emergency at the Rench Ranch.  I gathered my supplies once more and this time was careful not to beat too much air into the batter.

And I was lucky to get 24 perfectly delectable cupcakes with homemade vanilla buttercream icing!