I had the yummiest breakfast to start off the day! Krusteaz' Blueberry mix is the best ever! And I made them in heart-shapes because, let's face it, no matter how old you are, pancakes taste better in shapes.
Then I got to work making Peppermint Patty cupcakes. Yum!
You're supposed to put the peppermint buttercream frosting on top, but I wanted to decorate them, so I piped the frosting into the cupcakes...
...and dipped them in chocolate ganache! Ghirardelli makes the best chocolate ever and this was the most beautiful chocolate ganache I ever made!
I decorated them Africa-themed for my brother (B1) and his wife (Mal), who get back from a 6-week mission trip to Africa. So proud of you two!
I finally got to use my cute little animals! Yay!
Lately I've been playing 'Mama Mia' in the background as I bake. Such a wonderful musical! One song is stuck in my head, and I love the lyrics:
I have a dream,
a song to sing
To help me cope
If you see the wonder
of a fairy tale
you can take the future
even if you fail.
I have a dream.