Checking more things off my list!!

I made two varieties of cupcakes for the holiday potluck we went to. I actually had decided to make two flavors so that I could send some to some good friends in the Midwest that we miss hanging out with. I got rave reviews when I did that for some family member’s birthdays a couple months ago AND this will help me to start to mark another item off my list. One of the things on my list is to send baked goods to friends or family members at least three times in the next 6 months.

I did hear that everyone’s cupcakes stuck to the lid when they opened the jars. In an effort to fix that problem, I placed a piece of waxed paper between the frosting and the lid. I just used the lid as a stencil to cut the paper. I’m hoping that will help prevent the frosting from pulling half of the cupcake off when the lid is opened.

I sent them two of the chocolate peppermint cupcakes, and two spice cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting. For the chocolate cupcakes, I decided that Swiss meringue buttercream probably wasn’t stable enough for traveling. I decided to use up the leftover white chocolate cream cheese frosting. I added some peppermint extract and again added red stripes. As you can see in the picture, the food coloring “sticks” to cream cheese frosting much better than it does to Swiss meringue buttercream. Of course that makes sense. The buttercream is very slippery. These stripes are very intense, but I like them!

1 Order Denver trip plane tix by 12/31 (finished 12/20)
2 Order Europe trip plane tix
3 Start kitchen remodel
4 Make creme brulee
5 Work out 3x/wk for 6 wks (one / two / three / four / five / six)
6 Eat no french fries for a month (and I LOVE french fries)
7 Read my D40 manual, and start applying what I’m learning from it – started
8 Finish the major craft project I started 2 years ago
9 Go to a dr about my wrist
10 Send baked goods to family/friends (one sent 12/27 / two / three) – started
11 Read 1 book/month (Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June)
12 Learn to ski
13 Plan/Host a girls night (in or out)
13.5 Send at least 5 birthday cards (one / two / three / four / five)

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6 Responses to “Four Month Update – 30 by 30”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Talking about 30 by 30 was so inspirational today! It was great seeing you and I hope we can hang out again soon!

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    Gina — October 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Great progress! I am 25 and should start thinking about making a list like this. You should definitely plan the Boston blogger event soon – I’d love to meet you! Are you attending Blogtoberfest this week?

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    Megan — October 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    You are making great progress!

    About those molten lava cakes… do you have The Modern Baker? It’s the only recipe I’ve found for them that actually worked. If you want it, let me know.

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — October 18, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Good for you! Look at all the progress you made! Can I get in on some of these? Like maybe the volunteer project, the girl’s night, definitely the Boston blogger event and the donuts? 🙂

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 18, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Just wanted to stop by to say I love your blog! I don’t get to comment often but I’m a Bostonian as well as a cupcake LOVER so we have a lot in common! 🙂

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    Rachel Cannon Humiston — October 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I really, really love this idea! It seems like you are making great progress. I’m inspired to create a list like this of my own!

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