Let's back up the bus for a second and explain the sort-of grandparents thing. I don't have any living grandparents. And haven't for quite some time. My last grandparent passed away when I was in college. So, along the way I've acquired grandparents that I claim. Grandma and Grandpa H are a couple I've known my entire life. My mom has known Grandpa H her entire life. They are amazing people. And even more amazingly, they claim me too. We've always gone to church with them and they've always been around. They are two of the most wonderful, caring people I know.
We really felt like we needed to send them off well. They've had a huge impact on the small community I grew up in and they will be deeply missed. Thus the going away party. And baking six dozen cupcakes yesterday. Man, that's a lot of cupcakes. I of course decided I needed to document my shenanigans. And in baking the six dozen cupcakes, I fell even more in love with my KitchenAid mixer. When I'm making that many cupcakes, I use mixes because I'm a little lazy. Well, with the KitchenAid, I could dump two mixes in at once and get everything into the oven in one giant batch. Yes, that may mean I have too many cupcake pans.
Lots of cupcake supplies. There's still a lot of icing to be made.
Go KitchenAid, go
A dozen eggs down....
And that six dozen cupcakes. I ran out of cooling rack space. Now they're all in the freezer waiting to be thawed and iced for the par-tay.
What have you guys been up to? Anybody else baking crazy amounts of cupcakes? What's your favorite kind of cake? I love anything with chocolate. Especially black forest. Yum. Any exciting plans for the weekend? I'm hoping the snow holds off so we can actually make it to the party. Otherwise I'm stuck with a ton of cupcakes. Cross your fingers!