This year was different because my son broke his collarbone.
That meant no running away from zombies like other years...
Instead, I drove myself crazy baking for my husband’s office Halloween party.
He had asked me to bake pumpkin cupcakes on a weeknight (the horror!).
I got home really late from work and started baking.
This was a new recipe, and sadly only made a dozen cupcakes.
My husband said that wouldn’t be enough, so I started making vanilla cupcakes, too.
But I only had enough cream cheese frosting for the pumpkin cupcakes, and I realized there was not one bit of powdered sugar in the house.
How does this happen??
Too late to run to the store, so I used a regular batch of buttercream I had made–instead of the cinnamon one I wanted to make.
In the meantime, my oven was acting crazy and stressing me out.
I kept running over to get lunches ready for the next day…
Eat a quick dinner in between baking…
Help kids with homework…
And so on…
Then I colored the buttercream frosting orange, piped the cupcakes, and by then I was about to run away screaming because I was so tired.
And that’s when it happened…
My husband told me his office wasn’t actually having a party at work after all– it was just people bringing in candy for Halloween.
So I threw the cupcakes at him.
OK, I didn’t really– but I wanted to!
But that’s ok, his office enjoyed the cupcakes. 🙂
The rest of Halloween was pretty hectic, but I got to bake some fall brownie bites for my son’s school party:
We had spider personal pizzas and mummy hot dogs:
I also made pumpkin pancakes for the first time, and they were a hit!!
And of course, my kids’ pumpkins– didn’t they do a great job?