My parent always tells me that its better to give than to receive. And I absolutely agree with the phrase. The pleasure after giving always leave me beaming like a fool, every time, it never fails. So late last month I decided to bake 17 cupcakes for a beautiful and lovely friend of mine on her birthday. The thought of it excites me. The planning, the grocery shopping, the baking and finally, the giving. It wasn’t easy but it ain’t too difficult to do it all by myself. So I would like to share with you the project of giving.
Step 1: Planning.
I begun planning for the baking a week before I planned to give her the cupcakes.The amount of planning wasn’t massive but it needed detailed instructions, therefore I gotta be extra careful with whatever calculations I do. The calculations included the batches of cupcakes I’ll be doing and the amount of ingredients I needed.
Step 2: Grocery Shopping!
I believe this is my most anticipated part of the process! Well, it involves shopping and food! What’s there not to like??? With the ingredient list written out, all I gotta do is hunt down for the materials I needed. I’m pretty familiar with the items in the supermarket, so it didn’t take me too long to get what I required
Step 3: The baking!!!
So I baked a total of 3 different types of cupcake, red velvet, banana and lemon. I had the most enjoyable time baking the red velvet cupcakes. It made a huge mess in the kitchen and on me but it was such a pleasurable time baking those cupcakes! And the banana cupcakes were pretty interesting as well, the spices were so fragrant and the cupcakes turned out beautifully. The lemon cupcakes were the least messy, however it as fun.
Step 3.1: The frosting!!
I guess piping the frosting onto the cupcakes was great fun as well! Yes, it can get messy but sticky, messy and sweet! I did a total of only 2 type of frosting, lemon and chocolate frosting! Both turned out great, thank god! I feared the frosting would not hardened by the time I deliver the cupcakes to her.
I didn’t frost the cupcakes with some fancy pattern. I was going for a rustic and old-fashioned way.
Step 4: The giving.
I was so eager to deliver the cupcakes I baked for her. I was ecstatic. All I was thinking about was ‘Would she like the cupcakes’ , ‘Is it too crazy for giving 17 cupcakes’ , ‘How is she gonna finish all of them’ ! All those crazy thoughts were flowing around my mind! However I went ahead to deliver the cupcakes to the birthday girl.
All in all, it was an enjoyable process for this project. From the planning to the giving, it was a massive idea but I’m glad I made it possible! To the birthday girl, I hoped you enjoyed your 17 cupcakes and may you be 17 time sweeter and happier. Happy Belated Birthday my dear!
Making 17 cupcakes ain’t so tough, if you really want to make it happen you can. Believe in yourself and strive to do your greatest. Good Luck & Have Fun.
And since there were more cupcakes left, I decided to give my crazily obsessed with cupcakes friend!
Yes, and for those red-velvet fans, I’ll be posting my red-velvet recipe in the next post, so stay tune~