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Update and Birthday

17 Aug

This is the final week of the basement renovations. I really can’t wait for it to be over, I’m starting to get cabin fever from being in the house so much! The rooms are finished and the floor’s going in.

Elsewhere in the household, there was a birthday. Little Guy turned 5! We had a little celebration yesterday with cupcakes and play buddies over. Daddy’s over at Nova Scotia this week for work so we’ll wait till he’s back for a proper birthday cake and a second round of celebration.

These chocolate cupcakes, from JoyofBaking.com, are good. They’re moist and has a mild chocolate flavour from using Dutch-processed cocoa powder. I used Fry’s Cocoa Powder, which is the only Dutch-processed cocoa powder I could find in the stores. The frosting uses unsweetened chocolate. It’s quick to make and easy to pipe too. I halved the recipe and got only 5 of these cupcakes. Click here for the recipe.

Trying not to get frosting on his face…

Lunch at a Pizzeria

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11 Comments

Posted by on August 17, 2011 in Baking, Food, Life

 

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11 responses to “Update and Birthday

  1. Three-Cookies

    August 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Those cupcakes look really nice. Couldn’t help but notice the blue paint – thats a very soft and attractive shade. We used a similar color in the logo of a company I worked with previously.

     
    • Life is Full

      August 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks! I like the paint too. The colour is Benjamin Moore’s Clear Sailing.

       
  2. yanny.pang

    August 17, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    The cupcakes look really professional and appealing. I notice you have used used a second cup so it looks clean without the grease. Good idea.

     
    • Life is Full

      August 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks. Yes, the liners were soaked through, had to use a second layer to keep the fingers from getting oily. Need to get a thicker liner.

       
  3. kitchen flavours

    August 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to your little boy! Your cupcake looks gorgeous and perfectly done! The kids are looking so happy and enjoying themselves. :)
    Your reno is looking great. And the blue is a beautiful shade, so soothing and looks so pretty! Have a lovely weekend, KY!

     
  4. Teresa

    August 20, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Congratulations on the renos being finished and happy birthday to your son!

     
  5. giddy tigress

    August 24, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I have the exact cupcake liners, but they’re still unopened :P Happy birthday to your little guy! Those cupcakes look delicious! And I can’t wait to see how your basement will turn out! :)

     
    • Life is Full

      August 24, 2011 at 10:26 am

      Thanks, Joyce. :) The basement was completed yesterday… will blog soon!

       
  6. Quay Po

    August 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Isn’t it a relief when the reno is completed? I am doing mine now and really eager to see the finished product:D Happy belated birthday to your son. What a great photo of him eating the cake. It is a precious moment caught on camera! Love it.

     

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