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i made the most delicious cupcakes of my life last night!
i made cupcakes using a pound cake recipe, and then made my own double shot latte buttercream icing, and sprinkled cinnamon on top :)
they were soooo yummy. like, seriously. the best cupcakes ever.

here’s the recipe for my icing:
ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant espresso (i used one package of Starbucks’s “Via” instant coffee mix)
1 (16oz) pkg. powdered sugar

prep
1. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
2. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition.

The recipe I used called for 3-4 tablespoons of milk, but I didn’t used the milk at all, actually. I also sifted my powdered sugar, when adding it to the mixture. I had more than enough icing left over after making 2 dozen cupcakes.
:)

They were seriously sooo good. I’m going to try them again but with a regular yellow-cake recipe because the pound cake made it all seem so heavy & rich. Like, one cupcake is enough and you’re done. No more after that.
So, I’ll try it again, and let you know the results! :)

love, love
haley

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Here are some photos from the party party party.



All the mommas that put together our wonderful party :) Elle & her mom, Paula; me, & my mom, Denise; Alyssa, & her mom, Rhonda; Cassie B, & her mom, Cindy; Cassie L, & her mom LaRue.

best boyfriend ever, i’m pretty sure. :)

more pictures to come, when i’m not completely exhausted.

tomorrow, tyler and i are going to see nightmare on elm street (exciteddd), and then thursday we’re going to the midnight release of iron man 2 (not so excited…haha). should be fun, i’m gonna say.
the next two weeks are packed with crazy exciting things keeping me busy and not nervous about graduation!
this weekend is a Raku-firing party at Mrs. Hyde’s ranch, and next thursday, i have a bbq for National Art Honor Society and after that, we’re having a senior girls sleepover in my friend’s backyard. should be interesting having over 100 girls all in one backyard in tents and such. i’m stoked. :)

these next two weeks are going to be the best ever.
8 official days of school to go! :))

xo. hay

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