Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Double Digits.

Remember when "Double Digits" was all you looked forward to? As though it made you somehow seem as though you aged tremendously overnight? You were that much closer to middle school, dances, parties, talking on the phone, your first real special someone. I specifically remember standing in the kitchen at our house on Thomas Lane and telling my mom, "only 6 more years until I can drive!"
Dude, that was 20 years ago....

Well, TJ turned 10 last Thursday and amazingly I don't think he aged a single bit over night....
It's funny how our perspective as adults is totally different than that as children.
But when I look back at the fact that I have now spent half of his life with him I realize that he is that much closer to middle school, puberty, maturity and responsibility.
circa 2007 - 5 years old
So on his birthday, I made cupcakes in ice cream cones and took them to his school. I brought him Wendy's for lunch and Ed met us there. The four of us sat at our own little lunch table (Deuce looks like such a big boy sitting at those cafeteria tables. I forgot my camera.) and we ate our lunch while the rest of his class had the silent lunch time while the elevator music played. How they don't fall asleep everyday I have no idea.
Happy 10th Birthday TJ!

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
I knew I was going to have to transport all of these bad boys to school so I needed an effective way of moving them without knocking them over. Enter pinterest and the aluminum baking pans. Turn the pan over and cut holes in it just big enough for your cone to go through. Mine were totally not perfect, it doesn't matter.
Mix your batter according to the package instructions. Pour the batter into each cone to the top of the base. If you put too much in it don't worry. The cupcake will most likely cook over the sides of the cone and then you can scrape it off before you ice them. Not that I did that or anything.
I was able to make 24, just as you would regular cupcakes in liners.
Bake them according to the package instructions, remove them from the oven and let cool in the pans. Ice them and decorate! I whipped up some toppers real quick while they were cooking and TJ was so excited to see his picture on the cupcakes, lol! One of my next investments will be some piping bags and tips so I can properly ice the cupcakes instead of using a knife!!!! But hey, they all go down the same way right?


  1. That's so awesome!!!!

  2. they seriously have a silent lunch?!??! weird. Happy birthday TJ!


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