magnolia bakery invited eleanor and me to a little frosting lesson at their bakery yesterday with bobbi lloyd, their chief baking officer! E invited two of her little friends (and i invited their mamas) to join us and spend the morning frosting up a valentine’s day storm of cupcakes and cookies! i’ve never been that great at frosting stuff (do you remember E’s leaning birthday cake last year?) but at the same time, i didn’t realize just how involved and difficult it really is to frost those suckers. bobbi told us it takes about 40 hours of practice for most to get down that gorgeous perfected buttercream swirl you see on fancy cupcakes like the ones at magnolia. i don’t know how many times i tried to mimic her as we iced cupcakes, but i still don’t really know how she did it. it was impressive!
the girls had an especially great time decorating their cupcakes with as many sprinkles as would fit onto each cupcake top. you’ll see below in a few photos nothing but mounds upon mounds of sprinkles. ;) i think i am still on a little bit of a sugar high. thank you, magnolia, for having us!
^^^the littles assume position!^^^
^^^and E decides right off the bat that eating them is maybe more fun. this is her very first one.^^^
^^^getting into those sprinkles!^^^
^^^so proud of her decorated “E” cupcake! you did so well, eleanor!^^^
^^^also, these two chocolate cupcakes got to take pink sprinkle baths!^^^
^^^what a fun time with cute little friends! hope these cuties remain friends forever.^^^
happy valentines day week!