Project 52: cupcakes

Hi friends, it’s date night again!  This was my week, so I planned a date that I was really excited to do and hoped that Nathan would enjoy as well.  So dum da da daaaa… we made cupcakes!

I found a recipe for what is apparently the best chocolate cake ever from The Pioneer Woman (we just made the cake, not the topping, because an icing was to come).  Well, it wasn’t the best ever, but it was pretty good.

Nathan helped me out with measuring and stirring and all that good stuff.. And while the delicious chocolate treats were cooling, we set out to make ourselves some icing because hey, we had a recipe for the “best frosting ever”

aaaaand frosting fail! It turned out ok, but it just didn’t taste good!  It was bland and boring.  If I’m going to stick a pound of butter and sugar into my body, it had better taste delectably sweet and delicious.  Not like toned down whipping cream.

The cupcakes looked cute though!

And how was the date, you ask?  Ummmm wellllll…. I was cranky and feeling under the weather.. and Nathan hates to cook.. so apparently for him, it was pretty much the worst date ever.  *le sigh*  Oh well, I can do cooking dates with friends who like to cook.

Check out where Project 52: Date Night began, over at Simply Modern mom, and take a look at her date as well as what other participants got up to this week!

About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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5 Responses to Project 52: cupcakes

  1. maria says:

    Hi Shauna,
    Love your site, it’s so pretty. My husband not only does not like to cook but he will not even go into the kitchen, my goodness! we’ve been married for 13 years!! good thing I love to cook now- I didn’t know how to when we first married. It wasn’t until I started watching Sandra Lee’s Semi Home Made show that I learned to cook two years ago. By the way, I too have a million hobbies and rubber stamping is my ultimate favorite.

  2. Lesli says:

    My husband wouldn’t have even agreed to cook, so points to yours for that! He would have been fine with eating them afterwards. :0

  3. Brandy says:

    I give him credit for doing it anyways. Too bad the frosting wasn’t great….better luck next time.

  4. Shauna says:

    He ate his with the frosting, despite the disappointment at its lack of sugary deliciousness (you may like it if you’re not fond of the sugary ones). I think I’ll have to throw out the icing leftovers though. I just hate throwing out food, but if no one’s going to eat it, and I’d feel bad giving it away when I don’t like it.. Well, it happens sometimes!

    Maria, thanks so much! And I’ll have to check out that show. I have yet to watch it. Oh, and I agree that rubber stamping is the best hobby!

  5. Tiffany says:

    sometimes it is fun doing something you don’t usually do. too bad the cupcakes only turned out OK. they looked great! thanks for sharing and see you next week!
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

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