Thursday, April 14, 2011

40 great years deserves a great cake!

Congratulations to my "Uncle Bob" for 40 years at his job!

Life can shake and rattle you...but family's stronger than a brick house.

8 pizzas, 1 family, laughs, tears, and a good night for the books....Happy Birthday Dad! <3

...clearly my brother enjoys my pizza!

Because the Coast of Maine is gorgeous no matter what season...

We are official...

This post is big, no, it's huge! I am so excited to share this with everyone that I can't put my thoughts together enough to write this. Let's just start by saying my lawyer friend Pam (yes, that is what I call her) is AMAZING! For my birthday, she purchased the trademark "The Messy Kitchen" for me. It is officially my name. As of April 3, 2011, The Messy Kitchen is mine. This is one of the first steps towards store front.

In case you are wondering what these delectable cupcakes are, I'll tell you. They are vanilla almond cupcakes filled with lemon curd and topped with a whipped creamed frosting. They were a gift to Pam and her lawyer friend who helped with the trademarking. Thank you!!

Marathon posting...

So my lack of posting has brought me to a backlog of things to talk, here we go! Let's start with my new love. I stumbled across this new Buttercream frosting, which, may just be a new staple in my baking-ness.

Here is what I tried the recipe out on...

...a birthday cake for Pam

...and some cupcakes

...because everyone loves cupcakes.