Friday, February 18

For the love...

In order to simplify, I've decided to add things to my life. Confused? Let me explain.

I'm taking away the things that add stress or commitment, things that are on the to-do list; instead of doing things for the simple joy of doing them.One thing that always brings me joy and that I absolutely love to do is...baking.

Not just cooking, but baking. (I secretly desire to someday be a baker) And one of my favorites is cupcakes!

This year, part of my first Valentine's day with Jake included cupcakes. More specifically, one of his favorite's, Bubble Room Red Velvet Cupcakes. The Bubble Room is a restaurant in Florida and he always talks about how awesome their cakes are. So I attempted to make them for Valentine's Day.

They were significantly more red than I anticipated.
The recipe

I also made mini ones because I love all things "mini"

The finished product

And I'm not going to lie. They are incredible. I was nervous how they turned out...but they taste awesome. The only thing that was frustrating was the frosting. I thought it would be thicker and set up better, but it was more runny than I thought it would be. So, my next challenge is to master the frosting.

But, if you like cake...these are a must! It was a definite thumbs up for Valentine's Day. Jake liked them, so I was happy.

Taking time to do the things we enjoy most is so crucial to enjoying life. I'm learning this slowly. It's usually hard to stop and do something 'just because' but it's wildly important. Doing the things you love, spending time with the people you love, and enjoying life. So simple, so why don't we do it more?

1 comment:

Kristyn said...

Jake loves RED VELVET CUPCAKES?!? Me too! And now I am craving some... mail me one? :) Terrible idea. Don't. It would be destroyed by the time it got here and I would eat it anyways - which is gross.

I like reading inside your head. Does that sound weird? No. I think we have said that before. I like when you remind me to do things.