Several months ago, four of my best friends and I decided to spend a weekend at the beach celebrating us, our 30th birthdays, and over 15 years of friendship. That's right. This year marks that fact that we've known each other for over half of our lives. That makes us old. Well, me anyway, since (as my friends continued to remind me all weekend) I am actually the only one who has turned 30 so far. The rest will fall in line in the fall...I can't wait. In celebration, I made some cupcakes honoring us. I have to admit, though, that I took the easy way out and killed 3 birds with one stone. Not only did I have to make the cupcakes for the weekend, I needed a dozen for Matt's co-worker's son who recently had surgery. Also, I was having lunch one day with a friend of mine who lives in Massachusetts, and I wanted to give her some to take home, as well.
Anyway, I used Martha Stewart's One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe and her Dark Chocolate Frosting recipe. I'm not bashing Martha, but I hated her dark chocolate frosting recipe. I couldn't seem to get it thick enough, so I put it in the fridge, but then it was too solid to work with. So frustrating. I was finally able to make it usable but I'm not sure I'll be using that recipe again in the future.
Katie and I had a great time catching up at lunch. I cannot wait for next year when she moves back to the Philadelphia area.
Matt's co-workers son, Matt, is doing well now. He's a brave kid.
Each of my best friends on black fondant. I didn't take great pictures, but the liners were black with white polka dots.
Sorry for the poor quality pictures...