|Love this gadget for scooping same-size cupcakes. It was a hand-me-down, and I'm not sure if it's an icecream scoop, but it's awesome!|
I made chocolate and rainbow chip cuppies with fudge frosting, purple frosting, and sprinkles sprinkled everywhere! Cake decorating isn't my craft (although I'm pretty good at cake eating), and I'm definitely not above baking from a box. These are just your basic cupcakes, but I think they look rather pretty in their simplest form.
Maybe one day making army-sized batches of cupcakes will get old. Maybe one day I'll be rolling my eyes at the batches of cupcakes I'm baking for someday school events for my someday kids, but for now (and the past four years--hah!--it's tradition) I'm loving it. A few minutes with the mixer is worth it. And you only turn 30 once. Three decades, baby!
My students made my day extra special. There were several homemade cards (aren't those just the best?), and a few even suprised me with flowers and jewelry! Technically my birthday's tomorrow...but that's a PD Day...and I'm not above celebrating for a few days! :)
|Apparently yellow roses symbolize admiration. (Aw!)|
|Garden flowers in an improvised vase. (They smelled so good!)|
|Beads from Zimbabwe.|