Today our home saw its first ever batch of cupcakes made from scratch. Yes, it's true. Not only had I never made cupcakes from scratch before, I had never made cupcakes period, despite the fact that Sabrina has a cupcake fetish and will choose that over any other treat anytime.
My inspiration? A three-year-old with a bad cold and a sweet raspy voice. I asked her what would make her feel better and she answered not "eating cupcakes," which would have sent me to the nearby bakery, but "making cupcakes."
So, guided by Martha (who else?), we made Vanilla Cupcakes and Quick Chocolate Frosting (we halved both recipes). And we can never ever go back. Sorry Magnolia Bakery and Sprinkles... your cupcakes may be pretty but they don't stand up to homemade.
On my list of mommy milestones, making cupcakes from scratch ranks pretty high right now.