Last night. .. . after my 20 mile bike ride. . . Scott thought it would be a good time for us to go on our ‘long’ run of the week –> 6 miles!
It was miserable! The whole thing was awful. I was tired, my legs were heavy and it was hot.
We took a few walking breaks which helped a little, but we made it! 6 mile run done! One step closer to our 14 mile run around the Lake on Labor Day weekend.
I had to use all my ‘tricks’ to get through. . .
- Each step is one step closer to being done
- Anyone can run 2 miles, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, etc.
- This way I can eat more cupcakes
- At least I look super cute in my pink sparkle bic band
- Thinking about how awesome I’ll feel when this is done
- What should be for dinner??? For the record, the answer is smoothies!
Thankfully, I had spent the afternoon making cupcakes so that was a good reward!
Courtney from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life always makes the most delicious looking cupcakes and I knew I had to give some of her recipes a try. . .
So, enter white chocolate yellow cupcakes with raspberry almond buttercream.
I used a regular Betty Crocker cake mix for yellow cake and added 1 cup of white chocolate chips to the batter.
I used the super cute cupcake liners my sister gave me for my birthday. . .
Then, I used Courtney’s recipe for Raspberry Almond Buttercream frosting: Here is my exact recipe:
1 1/4 sticks butter – softened
1 t almond extract
1 t raspberry extract
4 cups powdered sugar
4 T milk
2 drops red food coloring – duh… to make them pink!
Abby and Scott were very helpful when it came to the frosting part.. .
Scott licked the beaters
And Abby stayed right by my side while I was frosting cupcakes
Eventually, she got tired, but still didn’t get too far away!
For some of them, I used this super cool sanding sugar on them. . . another part of my birthday present from Jenny.
It gave them just a hint of sparkle! Love it.
Overall, the were really yummy. The white chocolate chips sunk to the bottom and weren’t really incorporated into the ‘cupcake’ itself, so I was a little bummed about that.
The buttercream was good too – very raspberry flavor-y. . . My search for the best cupcake/buttercream combo continues. . . I don’t think Scott will mind at all!
In the meantime. . . we will be enjoying all my hard work from yesterday.