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It Was A Good Day

by Courtney on July 31, 2011

Happy Sunday! How’s everyone doing today??

Well, backtracking quickly to yesterday; I certainly had a great half birthday.

I took the rest of the day off from blogging, but I DID…

-Eat a LOT of cake. Like, four pieces throughout the day. But shhhhh.


-Enjoy a couple 2-for-1 Sam Adams Summer beers at Chili’s with a gift card that Jay and I have had since Christmas.

-Eat a pretty delicious Caribbean Salad with grilled shrimp, along with a boatload of chips and queso which we got for FREE by signing up for their email list.

-Finally got my copy of Mama Pea’s book in the mail…


which also came along with THIS amazing pan that I ordered from Amazon.


Yes my friends. I am now the proud owner of a donut pan. Be prepared. Donut recipes will be coming!

It was a good day. Smile


On another note, some of you actually have asked where the other half of my half birthday cake is. Well, here it is…


We’ve obviously been picking at it here and there. That’s how we roll. Winking smile


This morning, Jay and I have been busy working around the house on odds and ends to get ready for some company we’re having today. (We’re celebrating a special someone’s birthday today!) He worked outside while I, of course, did my thang in the kitchen.

I had my glass of iced coffee to fuel me through…


…so I could finish up making these.


Since there’s an actual birthday today and hubby’s REAL birthday is actually tomorrow (and so is Cody’s!!), he requested a batch of Neapolitan cupcakes with Ice Cream frosting.

The frosting is still the same, but I decided to switch up the technique today by skipping the pastry bag and coating the edges with sprinkles. What do ya think?


This batch of cupcakes certainly does NOT compare to the amount of cupcakes I made for his birthday at last year’s party, but I think they’ll do juuuuust fine. Winking smile

Now I’ve got to go get myself presentable for our guests…see ya later gators!

Question for the Morning:

With all of this birthday talk…when is YOUR birthday? How old did you/will you turn this year? (You don’t *have* to answer that one!) Smile

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1 Sweet and Savvy July 31, 2011 at 11:12 am

Those cupcakes look amazing! You have one lucky husband! My birthday was yesterday.. so our birthdays are 6 months apart!:)


2 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 31, 2011 at 11:16 am

I just bought a donut pan but have yet to use it! So post those donut recipes please!!!!!


3 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 31, 2011 at 11:17 am

I hope I get my copy of Peas and Thank You soon! It said it was supposed to be delivered on Saturday but it never came! :( Hopefully tomorrow! I really like the look of the sprinkle edges on the cupcakes! Too cute!


4 Heba July 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

I want to buy a donut pan ,thanks for reminding me :)


5 Kathryn July 31, 2011 at 11:24 am

I turned 26 on July 5. July is a crazy month for us…my birthday is the 5th, my mom’s is the 8th, my husband’s is the 24th, then we’ve got my step-mom, my brother-in-law, and my husband’s best friend all on the 26th.


6 Kristine @ Running on Hungry July 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

My birthday is in November and I’ll be entering my LATE 20’s! Ahhh 27!


7 Girl in the pink July 31, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I’m going to be 26 on august 18th.. Helllaa old :-/ !!!!

I love your neopolitan cupcake idea!!


8 Mac July 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

September 29! I’ll be a quarter of a century real soon :)


9 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I LOVE the sprinkles on the edge of the frosting, so cute!

My birthday is September 4th and this year I’ll be the grand age of 26 :)


10 Amy @ Livin N Learning July 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Those cupcakes look really good!

My birthday was in June, I turned the big 2-1!


11 Katelyn@ Foodie Goes to School July 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I have ALWAYS wanted a donut pan! Can’t wait to see some recipes. Maybe it’ll convince me to buy one :)


12 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

LOVE the sprinkles around the cupcakes – they are too cute. Soemtimes we just need a break from blogging – I took one last night as well!


13 Alexa July 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm

i want some of that cake so bad! yummmmy!

the cupcakes look great with the sprinkles on the edges, like ice cream with sprinkles. :)

my birthday was april 18th and i turned 16. =)


14 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

can’t wait to see your creations from that donut pan! I really need to order one myself.
My birthday is April 14th and the next one around is the big 3-0. I cannot believe I’m almost 30!


15 Grace July 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm

The cupcakes look great! My birthday is September 22nd, and it’s my “golden birthday” so I’m turning 22! Want to make me some cupcakes:)


16 Jamie @ snacktress July 31, 2011 at 1:23 pm

The cupcakes are ADORABLE! Have a great time :)

My birthday is March 7, so not for a while – I’ll be turning 23, woop woop


17 Tara Burner July 31, 2011 at 1:24 pm

love the cupcakes

hmmm my bday…Jan 20th
and I’m guessing I’ll be the oldest one here :(
43 turning 44


18 Mallory @ It's Only Life July 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Those cupcakes look great! They remind me of the ones I sometimes buy at Crumbs bakery in NYC.

My birthday is October 7, and I will be 22. So much less exciting than 21…but I’m guaranteed to be less hungover at least. Haha!


19 Nicole July 31, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I was thinking the same thing about looking like the Crumbs cupcakes…the “good guy” ones! Looking delicious as always! :)


20 Charlie July 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Love the cupcakes with the sprinkles!!
And sooo jealous of the doughnut pan!


21 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health July 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Your cupcakes always look so cute!! I don’t think I could be that talented with icing haha. Yay for having a good half b-day! Everyone should celebrate theirs :)


22 Melissa @ Will Work for Veggies July 31, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I looooove donuts!!! I’m so excited to see your recipes! My birthday isn’t until March of next year, and I’ll be a quarter of a century! Crazy! Have a great fiesta this afternoon :)


23 Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Cupcakes look delish! I love celebrating my half birthday..but my real birthday is coming up, August 16th!


24 Jen M. July 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm

My birthday is November 16 and I’ll be celebrating the first of likely many 29th birthdays because I have no intentions of hitting the 3-0, but I’ll still be celebrating because I love birthdays and birthday weeks!

I love the sprinkles on the sides, LOVE!


25 Sarah @ Food and Love Diaries July 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Those cupcakes are adorable!! My birthday is in December and I’ll be 23!


26 erica July 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm

i’m turned 31 in may. YIKES.


27 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries July 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I love those sprinkles! Did you just ice them and then roll them on their sides?

My birthday is October 5th and I’ll be 24! PS – I was at Kinko’s today getting our programs printed and I saw a birthday card that said “Would you rather turn another year older OR eat a bucket of worms?” It totally made me think of you! :)


28 Sarah May C July 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Fantastic cupcake sprinkles! Looking forward to your donut recipes. I have never celebrated a half birthday before, maybe we should start trying it – this year was the big 3-0 for me – memorable because I finally decided to start my blog! – and more to the point we were out in St Lucia :D


29 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

My birthday is in January and I’m going to be 22! Woot!

I was looking at your ice cream frosting this morning and was thinking about making it but didnt have any eggs to make a cake to put it on :( No bueno


30 Samantha H. July 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I like the edge of sprinkles!

My bday is February 2nd and I will turn 26 :)

Hope you have a great week!


31 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine July 31, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I’ll be 24 on February 1st!


32 Jamie July 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I want a donut pan so badly! My birthday is on THURSDAY! Eeep! I’ll be 24 which definitely sounds weird.


33 Shana July 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Love the edging on the cupcakes! I walked by a donut pan at least 6 times in A.C. Moore yesterday. I wanted one but figured I would eat waaaayyyy too many donuts for my own good! I love that they are baked and not fried though. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!


34 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake July 31, 2011 at 6:39 pm

That “sprinkle method” remind me of Crumbs cupcakes!

My birthday is February 5th & I turned 25 this year!


35 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 31, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Those cupcakes are adorable!!! My birthday is September 7, and I’ll be 28! I’m also going to my 10 year high school reunion this year … crazy!! :)


36 Kate July 31, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Rainbow sprinkles are my fave! They look delish :)


37 Natalie July 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Great idea with the cupcakes. I will have to try that sometime. I made mama peas gluten free PB cookie dough cookies but made them in turquoise and white muffin liners and topped them with rainbow sprinkles. they where so cute! I think I got the idea of muffin cookies from you :) thank you.


38 Brittany July 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Those cupcakes look so cute. I’m turning 18 on August 20th! :D


39 Isabelle July 31, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Sprinkles on the edge of the cupcakes are a great idea! I loved the half birthday cake in your previous post :)

(my birthday is August 13 & ill be 24)


40 Stephanie @ StephSnacks July 31, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Oooh those cupcakes look awesome!! Yum! I’m born in January… will be 24!


41 Steph @ 321delish July 31, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I totally ordered a donut pan with my copy of Peas and Thank You too!! I needed something to push me over into free shipping! Mine should arrive this week!


42 Brenda@ Baby on the Way July 31, 2011 at 9:00 pm

The cupcakes look great! My birthday is August 13; I’ll be 26. Hard to believe this is my last childless birthday!


43 Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers August 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

The cupcakes look cute!
My b-day is June 1st- will be 26 next year (wow, that feels weird- I’ll officially be in my “late” 20s…). Happy birthday to Jay and Cody!


44 Khushboo August 1, 2011 at 2:10 am

I’m a summer baby- June 4th :)


45 Veronica (Run Write Repeat) August 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

My birthday just passed… june 2. I turned 28, just like jay :)


46 kristen August 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

just had my birthday on july 16th, I turned 26


47 Shayla @ The Good Life August 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

What a fun weekend! And I love the look of those cupcakes with the sprinkles on the edges, very creative! :)

My birthday already passed, it’s May 8th and I turned 29 so next year will be the big 3-0 for me!!


48 Mandee @ Mandeelicious August 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

i love doing cupcakes like that!!!! it’s a nice change up from the pastry bag swirl! keeps things fun, especially with rainbow sprinkles!


49 Kook@kokolikes August 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Looove the sprinkles! Great call!


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