Tuesday, January 25, 2011

banana cupcakes + cinnamon buttercream icing = a birthday treat fit for a prince

yesterday afternoon i realized that in my obstinate denial of my baby's first birthday i had completely forgotten that we should indeed have some kind of dessert to celebrate today.  so i scoured the pantry to see what i had on hand, and went through my never-ending list of recipes that i've been dying to try and stumbled upon a recipe i've been wanting to try for quite some time.  banana cupcakes and cinnamon buttercream icing from justJENN recipes - she has the CUTEST cupcakes on her blog, you should wander over and check it out.  so, armed with the ingredients & recipe the kids and i set to work on the cupcakes.

max mashed the bananas
ella measured out the ingredients
and sam mixed the ingredients...that boy loves the hand mixer!
and i iced the cupcakes.  i have to say, i'm quite pleased with the finished product.  i am not known for my cake or even cupcake decorating skills.  they are usually a mess, and i tell people that my kids decorated them.  but these i am proud of!

even though we haven't had our birthday dinner for the boy yet, michael and i snuck a cupcake last night, and they were DELICIOUS!  don't try to make them without the cinnamon buttercream icing though, because i don't think they would be the same. 
what is your favorite kind of cupcake?


Amy said...

Those look Fabulous!!!! My favorite cupcakes are Micaela's Chocolate ones and The lemon w/ merange(sp) and lemon curd she makes.

RoseMamie said...

I want many more of these cupcakes, and that's a bad thing, because I have all the ingredients right now and I could literally eat one after another. Yum!