Vanilla Birthday Cupcakes
I think I’m losing my mind. It’s close to the end of the school year, and I have about a million things to celebrate. Seriously gang, my stepsister is marrying one rad dude, which means I get to attend the rehearsal dinner tomorrow and celebrate newlyweds on Friday night. But wait, there’s more. On Saturday, my cousin’s sweet babygirl will be one! Where has this year gone? Little Amaya is celebrating her birthday with a bounce house (don’t worry, I already asked if I could jump around!), a wallaby, and sweets provided by yours truly.
I made a lot of goodies last year for Liza’s baby shower and the pretzels were a huge hit. The kids really liked the sprinkles and the colorful patterns. Know what else went over really well? Cupcakes. Who doesn’t love a good cupcake?
Amaya is Liza’s first child and the only baby on our side of the family right now. She has such an awesome personality. Amaya is now walking, talking in babbles, clapping, and waving. My aunt, who is now retired, takes Amaya to swim classes, music class, and the soccer practices that she coaches. This baby might be the next Mia Hamm; she can already kick a ball while walking around. It’s pretty hilarious to watch.
When Liza asked me if I could bring some cupcakes to the party this weekend, I absolutely agreed; however, I forgot that the wedding was also the first weekend in June. Talk about panic mode! I’m almost-kinda holding myself together. I keep reminding myself that I am celebrating happy moments and need to enjoy every minute of it.
Let’s move on to these cupcakes!
They’re super moist and have the perfect amount of sweetness. The buttercream is fluffy and light. I like my cupcakes with a solid 50/50 of frosting to cupcake, but you can adjust to your preference.