Monday, April 22, 2013

Weddings and Cupcakes Galore

We had a final wedding event for Lexi, which was her Arizona open house. Several months ago, I somehow found myself volunteering to make over 200 cupcakes for the event. That's a lot of cupcakes. Especially when you consider that I made 70 red velvet cupcakes that I just didn't like how they turned out, so I had to scrap them and make something else instead.
We made an assortment of chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, Oreo cupcakes, and snickerdoodle cupcakes. I really thought all three varieties turned out so yummy and cute.
 Here I am with KeeKee behind the cupcake display table. I was honestly surprised when I ended up liking the snickerdoodle cupcakes the best--I was worried they wouldn't be able to compete with cupcakes gobbed up with Reese's candy and oreo cookies, but I think they held their own.
Here is our family at the venue. The open house was held at Verrado, a planned community in Buckeye. It was a really pretty area.
Lexi and Scott headed over to sample the cupcakes before everybody arrived. They must have known they would get busy, because Lexi said that was the only cupcake she got the whole evening.
John had flown in because of some family medical emergencies, and he took a break from the hospital to come hang out with us. It was really nice to have him there!
The kids had lots of fun running around with their friends.
I have to point out here that I actually did Sareny and Finley's hair, since it seems like usually if it looks fancy or exceptionally cute, somebody else did it. Sammy and Sareny.
Cute little IJ Isaac.
Sammy, Sareny, Scott's cousin Grace, Finley, and Sydney.
 Lexi came over and stood on the wall with the little girls.
The bride and groom by the fountain.
And a more closeup shot of them.
It was a really beautiful reception, and a really beautiful night. Apparently I didn't get any pictures, but Grammy Jo and Bampa were there as well. In fact, Keith and my dad went golfing the morning of the reception and Grammy Jo helped me finish up the cupcakes by attaching the mini oreo, chopped Reese's, or cinnamon sugar as I frosted them.


Jolynn said...

Your cupcakes were so perfect and beautiful, not to mention yummy. You worked so hard! I'm sure your sissie totes appreciates you!

lexi said...

Those cupcakes were seriously delish! I loved the snickerdoodle ones, and its a good thing I mentioned them to you since the red velvet were a disaster. You are totes awesome for making all of those for the open house!