Ava Grace's Closet: Well, Hello There Cupcake
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Well, Hello There Cupcake

I've never really met a cupcake that I didn't like.
I like them most the day after and preferably first thing in the morning.
Somehow, I feel least guilty then.

Witness the cupcake love that was shared this past weekend.
And then, just when we thought there could be no greater sweetness...
my sister in law surprised us with these lovelies.
By far, the very best red velvet cupcakes I have ever tried. My children, aka the cupcake connoisseurs wholeheartedly agreed.
I may or may not have found the last cupcake's wrap in Julian's room this morning.
A boy after my own heart.

She used this recipe and emphasized that the whole baking soda fizz part {such a baker I am} was by far the most important. So if you plan to make them, and I highly recommend you do, like today, pay close attention there.
And then, send some over. 

Happy cupcakeTuesday!


  1. I am so glad you had a special birthday celebration! I wish you a wonderful birthday year to come. : )

  2. These look delish! Almost as good as my chocolate cake?

  3. I will have to give this one a try :) xo

  4. Well forget dinner--I was about to put some chicken in the oven and now I'm thinking... hmmm... cupcakes! Thanks for the great pics and recipe and for making me feel better about my cupcake breakfasts--though mine are usually made by TastyKake ;)

  5. when I was first pregnant I was really into red velvet...cupcakes, cake, ice cream (yes ,ice cream) I think I need to try this :)

  6. YumZ! I'm a huge fan of cupcakes myself... preferably the homemade kind.

  7. Those are some cute cakes!! Have you seen that D.C. Cupcake show... 2 sisters that run a cupcake shop? They crack me up!! :)

    1. I hope you had a great birthday!! That red velvet cupcake looks delicious!

  8. Your sister in laws cupcakes and your photography are amazing! What else did y'all do for the birthday party? My son will be 1 in December and I'm already thinking of his birthday party!

  9. I absolutely adore cupcakes! I prefer them over regular cake any day. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  10. Looks yummy! I never met a sweet that I didn't like... found you from vb, following on fb.

  11. The baking soda AND the vinegar are the best parts. They make the recipe! Just made these for my hubby's b-day. Yours look much better though!

  12. Those cupcakes look like heaven!!

  13. Oh man... cupcakes are my addiction. My mother in law just sent me a cupcake maker yesterday! It says it makes cupcakes in minutes... but we shall see hahah. Yum!

  14. I recently read that having dessert in the morning was not a bad idea and could even lead to better health as you feel less deprived, yada yada... didn't need to read any further, they had me at having cupcakes in the morning :) So, there you go, more justification for ya!

  15. Dearest Susan,

    A two year old must keep you young at heart and looking like a model. You're blessed with a great and above all, healthy family.
    Enjoy it while you can.
    Love to you,


  16. belated happy 40th birthday!!! you look amazing and gorgeous!

  17. There is no better way to celebrate than with a cupcake (or two, three... ) from the best cupcake bakery ... those cupcakes are delish!! and wow .. your sister in law's red velvet sound tres delish too!!! Great photo!! xo C. (HHL)


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