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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.

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-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…

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

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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

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

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

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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…

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…so I could finish up making these.

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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?

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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!:)

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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!!!!!

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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!

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4 Heba July 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

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

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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.

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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!

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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!!

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8 Mac July 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

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

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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 :)

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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!

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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 :)

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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!

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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. =)

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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!

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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:)

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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

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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

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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!

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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! :)

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20 Charlie July 31, 2011 at 1:27 pm

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

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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 :)

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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 :)

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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!

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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!

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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!

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26 erica July 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm

i’m turned 31 in may. YIKES.

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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! :)

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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

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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

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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!

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

I’ll be 24 on February 1st!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!! :)

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36 Kate July 31, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Rainbow sprinkles are my fave! They look delish :)

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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.

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38 Brittany July 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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

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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)

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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44 Khushboo August 1, 2011 at 2:10 am

I’m a summer baby- June 4th :)

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

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

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46 kristen August 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

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

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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!!

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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!

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

Looove the sprinkles! Great call!

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