For T's past two birthdays I attempted more elaborate cakes. It gets harder to keep up with it over time, but I will go all out again with the cakes for him in years to come. We're keeping things pretty low-key for his birthday this year, preferring to save the money we'd spend on a big party and cake for other things, like fun family activities that he would most certainly enjoy more. But of course I still wanted to wanted to make some cupcakes for my special guy.
As with all baked goods I make for my children, these ones are of a healthier variety, using quinoa flour and agave instead of regular flour and sugar. I decided to make the same Fudgy Chocolate cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing from my Baking with Agave book that I had made for F's birthday earlier this year. See here for recipe.
I made the cupcakes today and T was very patient watching me decorate them. He stood and watched, wanting to eat them but he had more self-control than any other 3-year-old would have. He managed not to touch a single one.
I let him lick a little bit of icing off one. He is really excited and keeps saying that we are going to have a "Cupcake Party" this weekend.
Of course I had to pick up a special candle for him.
I hope he enjoys them!