Sunday was the Oldest Kidlet’s birthday party, and as usual it came together as a last minute deal. On Saturday I bought the ingredients for the meal and the oldest kidlet settled on the theme. Disney/Pixar’s Cars.
As usual, I made the cupcakes myself. I bought the little Cars edible decorations (how cute are Lightning and Mater?). For the cupcakes I used Joy the Baker’s Vanilla Cupcakes. As soon as I saw that it used vanilla bean paste, I knew I had to try it. The frosting is Fake Ginger’s Cinnamon Frosting. For me, this frosting was life changing. The warmth of the cinnamon? Addictive.
For the meal, I made a casserole version of these mini muffin cups of Macaroni & Cheese. I baked it at 350 degrees until the top was bubbly, which I believe was around 40 minutes. This was the first time many of the people there had it, and my mom was so thrilled, she wants to hire me to make them macaroni & cheese when she’s in the mood.
The birthday boy had a wonderful time. He felt a little shy around everyone, so he spent most of the party playing out back with Papa (aka my dad). Eventually his little brother joined in.
I spent most of my time in the kitchen, whipping up an amazing meal. Nothing that’s new to the blog. I took the Macaroni I made for the baby shower and served it as a casserole, along with my fancy asparagus.
Dinner was enjoyed, presents were opened, and then it was time for the cupcakes. Only the Oldest Kidlet was still feeling shy and refused to sit down. So we pretended like he did and lit the candle and he snuck in while the lights were off to blow it out. I leave you with a picture of TheBoy and I with our imaginary son.
All pictures courtesy of my mom.