This past weekend we celebrated the Cupcake Queen's Birthday which was officially on Friday, Feb. 22. It all began with lunch at the University of Maryland Golf Course with Autumn (who came all the way from Ohio), Catherine, Margaret, Nancy, who all work with the Cupcake Queen....and Diane Louise and Grannie (who drove all the way from Syracuse)! We had so much fun and laughed ourselves silly....and, of course, a couple of us enjoyed a couple of gold margaritas! Nancy...we promise we won't say anythng about that guy on the airplane...you know the one whose leg you grabbed!
Then, Friday night...the Cupcake Queen was taken to dinner at Il Pizzico on Rockville Pike that was to die for...the Queen was accompanied by Laura, Diane Louise and Grannie!
The feasting continued on Saturday with the most awesome Italian subs from Marchone's Italian Deli...then, a fantastic queenly Italian dinner that includes 48 meatballs driven to Rockville from Syracuse...homemade canellone, ceasar salad, much champagne and all the tremendous desserts that you see on the entry.....
Catherine made the three layer chocolate cake and presented the Cupcake Queen also with the very nice cherry pie from Wholefoods...which CQ dearly loves...Grannie made the lemon bars...Kate brought the Starbucks' cupcakes...and....Princess Robin...CQ's sister...who also brought CQ's mom to spend the night...one BIG SLEEPOVER!!...made the adorable raspberry-filled cupcakes!
What a nice birthday CQ had! Hope you have a great week!
CQ recieved this email from the Maryland Men's Basketball team:
"On behalf of the team and coaches… thanks for the cupcakes. The guys & staff loved them….Greivis must have eaten about 5!"
Good luck tonight, Terps!
And remember...It Never Rains in College Park!
Layla helped me make cupcakes for the Maryland Men's Basketball Team to eat at their Thursday night dinner tonight! We made vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream frosting.
These are a few of Layla's boys!
We made the cupcakes with everyone's numbers for Valentine's Day. The chocolate cupcakes had chunks for bittersweet chocolate in them and dark chocolate frosting. Layla was so tired from all the baking,...she's back in her bed right now catching up on her sleep. The last thing she said was that she wanted to register for Gary Williams Basketball Camp!
The vanilla cupcakes had vanilla paste in them so make them extra vanilla-ee...and the vanilla frosting has chunks of white chocolate shavings in it. OMG!
Maybe next time Nigie will help us...he was out in the yard chasing chipmunks last night!
Dark chocolate cupcakes with mini-marshallows, mini-chocolate chips and Godiva Chocolate Liquor with Godiva Chocoalte Liquor Frosting!
This all started out with a double chocolate cake mix! Then I just went cupcake crazy...adding a box of instant chocolate pudding, a cup of yogurt, mini-marshmellows, mini chocolate chips...well, you get the picture, right?
They were so moist and, OMG...chocolat...E! I made Laura take them to her office...I COULD NOT have them around the house. There's just something about chocolate.
And, Layla...what can I say about Layla...she is such a good doggie. I had had had to give her a big kiss after this photo shoot because you know dogs cannot have chocolate...I did, however, give her some pieces of sliced apples which to her seem to have the same affect that chocolate has on me....drool!
Stay Tuned for next week...big contest announcement...for Starwars Transformers...what does that have to do with cupcakes...not a thing...well, maybe a little thing.
Special SHOUT OUT this week to my sister, Robin...she's havng a relationship crisis right now...so, if you see, give her a BIG hug!
Have a great week...and be sure to "ROCK ON"...