Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day America...Cupcakes

Well, hello and Happy Independence Day America!!
As you can see, I was a busy beaver yesterday...I love to bake but haven't been doing much of it lately.  Well, I'm getting tired of doing, Not Much so, I decided, the other day, to make some Independence Day cupcakes for Sami to carry down south to her mom's house.  Well...I promise I will NEVER AGAIN complain about the price of a cupcake EVER again!!Hahaa...good Lord people!!  First, I had to run to know...'cause I needed dark navy color gel...a pan...etc., then I had to round up all my special tools (you know you have to have special tools...:O0)  Then, find what I needed, looking in cabinets, closets, drawers...find a recipe I to work the new icing tips...then get busy making them!Uggggg….took a while!  Bakers EARN EVERY SINGLE DIME!!
Anyway, they turned out good...loved the way a gel coloring works SO much better than liquids.  Isn't the blue cupcake a pretty shade??  If I'd used a liquid color, they would have been a greenish brownish color on the outside!  And did you EVER see a messier kitchen???Hahaaa...omg...
So...I know we can't eat everything I bake so I enlist the help of my granddaughter, Samantha, to come get 3/4ths of things and carry them off to friends or co workers.  It works.  I get to bake and they get to eat...simple.  I've had request to bake things for money before and who knows...I might let a donation or two start creeping in...The Blue Christmas at the police station, helps needy families with presents for the kids...I'll just save it and donate...
Well,  hope you all have a fun and safe day and be careful of those darn fireworks around you pets!!  Scares them sometimes, literally, to death!
Later Guys!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your cupcakes are beautiful, Donna! Happy 4th if July to you and your hubby! 🇺🇸♥️🇺🇸

Sally said...

Dadgum - those are some spectacular great beautiful cupcakes! I knew you could bake, but goodness gracious, awesome. And, I was wondering how you get that 'gel' coloring around the pretty blue cupcakes.

Hope you and Larry have a good Happy Birthday America Day. Patti is at Britt's and I'm here cleaning (a little, lol).

Love ya!

p.s. just a few days after Hopper Henry passed, a mama cat and her kittens came here (outside, thank you) and Patti's over the moon about them. When I took her to meet Britt this morning; she gave me instructions on what to do while behind her I was rollin' my eyes. lol

Nita Jo said...

Those cupcakes look fantastic! Can't believe the bright shade of blue, it's perfect!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I replied to your comment there, but in case you don't get back over, you mentioned not wanting to pay for Masterpiece just to see Endeavor.

I found PBS through my ROKU, with some limited selections including a couple of Endeavor episodes you might not have seen. To get to see all their streaming content, I just made my normal donation to my local PBS station (requires $5 a month or $60 a year minimum), then they gave me a Passport code. Now I can see all the Endeavor they have! At least my dollars are going to a good cause, and I get to enjoy some of my favorite programs online and through my ROKU. You may have already known this, but I didn't, so I wanted to share just in case. Now I'm off to find something fun to watch, and stay out of the heat. My hubby is taking care of the BBQ'ing out back, and letting me relax. Happy 4th! HUGS!

Jenny said...

LOVE the blue cupcakes! Well done.

Yes my Rizzo was undone both by the fireworks TG got for Dagny (and for himself) AND the CAT that descended upon us today, poor kitty.

Pray I find a home for her tomorrow.


Ann said...

The cupcakes look fantastic. Love that blue color

NanaDiana said...

Love the cupcakes and they ARE a lot of work if you aren't all set up for them. That blue is amazing- so much different than using food coloring.
Hope you have had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. xo Diana

Lee said...

They look absolutely fantastic!!