My pumpkin is caving in. Yup, exactly what you just read. Not a euphemism for anything. My pumpkin is actually caving in. I bought all these pumpkins to decorate for fall. When I was getting one out of the trunk, I knocked it on the side of the car or something. I forget exactly what happened. It made a little nick on the pumpkin but I didn’t think much about it.
Until last night. I had hung up a craft project, a present for a baby shower, to see how it would look. I called my husband to come upstairs and see my amazing handy-work. He happened to look in the fireplace and notice my sad pumpkin, “Oh my gosh Mary, what happened to the pumpkin?” Um…. As best as I can figure, the ding from getting it out of my trunk eventually caused my pumpkin to cave in. Yup, so that’s what’s really happening at my house.
I can’t wait to share my project! I made the most adorable bunting as a shower decoration/gift for one of my good friends. We are throwing her a baby shower on Saturday. So, it may be Monday before I’m back with pictures.
Tonight it’s going to be a cake extravaganza at our house. The town I work in does a big Christmas to do and one of the ladies organizations is sponsoring Cupcake Wars. I of course am participating. I’m making filled Black Forest Cupcakes, roughly using this recipe.
And tomorrow is my school’s Veterans Day assembly and we’re doing a lunch for all the veterans that attend so I’m bringing a pumpkin cake. This is my absolute favorite pumpkin cake recipe. It’s so easy. And delicious. And moist. And it seems like a scratch cake. But it’s a cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Magical. It’s supposed to be a recipe for cupcakes but I almost always make it like a sheet cake. Mmmm, I hope there’s some left so I can eat it.
What kind of fall festivities are you up to? Anyone else have their pumpkin cave in? No, just me? Okay. Also, I have eaten way too many Tootsie Rolls today. Ug.