Funfetti Birthday Cupcakes: Moist, classic white cupcakes speckled with funfetti sprinkles and topped with luscious, fluffy vanilla frosting.
Today is a very, very special day. One might say the day the world just got so much better.
It’s Erik’s birthday.
Erik is my… everything. Now before you roll your eyes, I have to say that I’m almost never cheesy and rarely do I state things in a dramatic way (okay, that’s an outright lie. I’m very dramatic, but only with my pen).
But the thing is, Erik is wonderful.
He’s kind, generous, has the patience of a saint and all the things. As lucky as he obviously is to have me (still fact-checking on that one, guys), I’m so much luckier to have him.
Anyway, before I make him blush like a big ol’ county fair prize-winning tomato, I just wanted to say:
Happy Birthday, Erik. ?
You da man! Haha.
Okay, enough of the feels… time for some cupcakes!
This year, when forced by whisk-point to state exactly what he wanted for his birthday cake, he asked for–wait for it…. vanilla birthday cupcakes. You see, he’s an adventurous type of guy. Heh. Heh. The thing is, I attempted (emphasis on attempted) to make a marble cake for him for YEARS. This was also way back before I knew anything about flour sifting, room temperature ingredients and, let’s face it: needing to cool a cake all the way beforefrosting it (duh?).
Needless to say, we agreed: out with the old, in with the new! So I turned to my favorite food blogger, Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction, and went all classic on this piece. I took her gorgeous Funfetti Layer Cake recipe and changed it up to a Funfetti Birthday Cupcakes recipe. Woot woot!
Really, what’s more fun that Funfetti Birthday Cupcakes? Come on now! Rollercoasters? Double-fisting puffs of cotton candy? Bouncy houses? Well, surely funfetti birthday cupcakes are at least on the same level as those fahmazing things. Surely.
Meanwhile, Erik had the distinct pleasure of seeing me wrestle with frosting these babies. How’s that for a birthday present? Let’s just say there was much sleeve-rolling, not-quite-breathing and perfectionism-anxiety tendencies all accompanying me during the frosting segment of this show. Oh, the things you do for your man. Alls I’m saying.
Here’s to a birthday weekend full of Chinese food, video games and funfetti birthday cupcakes (ooooooh, yeah). xoPrint
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You know what else is perfect for a birthday surprise? These Healthier Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies. YUM.
Or, these soul-satisfying Double Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free). Talk about Cookie Love.
Question of the Day
What special recipes do you pull out for a loved one’s birthday?
I can’t wait to hear your responses. ❤️ demeter