Hey All … It’s Friday! Yipee!
Today’s Fabulous Friday Favorite (FFF) is kinda an oxymoron – Olympics and Cupcakes???
My twin daughter sent me this cartoon which totally cracked me up:
This is funny all on it’s own, but it is extra funny because I had just finished my fourth cupcake minutes earlier. My daughter and her friend are amazing little bakers and made the most incredible cupcakes I have eaten in a long time.
My daughter is on the right and her darling, sweet friend is on the left.
Now, let me just say I did not eat four cupcakes all in one sitting – but all within one day. That’s a little better – right? Who am I kidding? This was very very wrong.
Could you turn down this Spice cupcake with Maple/Vanilla frosting?
This is a pretty easy little cupcake with a HUGE “impress your friends” factor! The cupcake is just Duncan Hines Carrot Cake Mix (do not add the carrots). It is the frosting that is the WOW!
2 sticks Unsalted Butter
3 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
2-3 Tbsp. Milk
1 Vanilla Bean scraped (you can substitute 2 tsp of vanilla extract, but don’t – it’s not the same)
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Mix butter until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar. Add milk to desired consistency and then add flavorings. You cannot make a mistake here – use as much or as little flavor as you like.
You will fall on the floor when you taste this frosting and when you get up, you will say “that Missi is not so bad for eating 4 of these cupcakes, I bet I could eat 6 easy!” At least that is what I like to imagine you would say to make myself feel better for stuffing 4 down my throat while watching the best athletes in the world.
Haven’t the Olympics been so great!! I am seriously addicted. Just for some Friday Fun, here is a little Olympic Quiz to test your knowledge:
1. “Which of these cities has never hosted the Games?”
2. True or false. The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event that is currently still part of the Olympics?
3. When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics?
4. One of the events in which men compete directly with women is Sailing. Which is the other?
Answers will be provided on a special Saturday morning post, so be sure to stop back to see how many you got correct. No cheating by Googling! That’s no fun! Feel free to use these questions at your next Olympic viewing with friends and family. When they don’t know the answer, look at them like they are idiots and say … “really – you didn’t know that?” People love that.
Have a safe and relaxing weekend!
Hope your life is more cupcake heaven than eating 4 cupcake havoc!
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