Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cupcakes and Special Nights (TTT #129)

I am thankful for Betty Crocker. I may not be Betty Crocker but today I am thankful for her. Last night was my 3rd son's graduation from preschool. Days ago, I asked him what dessert he would like me to make for the graduation reception. He wanted cupcakes. I asked him multiple times because I love to bake and cupcakes aren't that exciting to make. He really wanted cupcakes.

Yesterday at the store, I bought a Betty Crocker mix to use for the cupcakes.

Today, I decided to make the cupcakes from scratch. That was a bad decision. I didn't realize it but baking can be challenging when you are really tired. I was really tired.

I made three batches of cupcakes.

Batch 1: I was mixing the ingredients. I added 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. I looked at the recipe and read 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda. I dumped the dry ingredients into the trash.

Batch 2: I mixed the dry ingredients (and realized that this recipe called for 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. Yep, that last batch could have been okay.) I put the cupcakes in the oven. When they were about done, I looked at them and realized something wasn't right. Oh, oops, that's right, I forgot to put in the eggs.

I called my son over. I asked him how special the cupcakes were. I asked him if I could make brownies and rice krispie treats. He said, "They aren't that special... but, Momma, you could throw those out and make more real fast. You could do it really fast." In other words, the cupcakes were special and he really wanted them.

Batch 3: BETTY CROCKER. Yes siree! And, they turned out fantastic. I am SO thankful that I bought that Betty Crocker cupcake mix. My son loved his cupcakes.

I am thankful for special family nights. Last night was my son's preschool graduation. I get really excited about special events. I love to see my kids feel special. I am thankful for my son's preschool experience and his fantastic teachers.

Here are a few pictures:


Jeanne said...

What a special night! I have been there with the cupcakes...and cakes! It's always such a feeling of accomplishment when you finally get them right!

Jules said...

You are such a great Mommy for doing that three times....

I love his smile with all the cupcake on his face. priceless.

Alicia said...

Aww..those are such great pictures!! I love his little cupcake face too!!! Such a beautiful family you have!

Foursons said...

Cute family photo! And yes, thank goodness for Betty Crocker!

Missy said...

Sometimes our kids don't need the fancy cupcakes. They just want to know that we love them enough to hear their requests.
It looks like he felt as special as you hoped he would.