Buttercream Secrets

A few weeks ago my friends asked me if I would show them how to make buttercream look and taste good. They said there would be fun, wine, and cupcakes. Clearly, this seemed like an event I would dread attending.

After going neglected for far too long, my pastry bags, frosting tips, and sprinkles saw the light of day. My friends were equally thrilled to show them some love. So, on a lovely, cloudy, September afternoon, this is what we did:

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Vacation! Vacation? Vacation.

I love New York. I really do. Many summers were spent running through grass, catching lightning bugs, taking trips to large bodies of water, and enjoying all the sights and sounds of a northeastern summer. We try to take a trip out there once a year to visit family and recapture some of the fun.

This trip tried to undo all of that. From toddler meltdowns to smashing in my face to killer mosquitoes, it took everything in us to salvage the trip. But it makes for a good vacation story. I hope.

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