Birthday Treats Get Me Every Time

That’s right! I told you that Mr. Gets Me Every Time had a birthday this week. And yes, I know I also told you all that I would share the birthday treats earlier in the week. But alas, time got the best of me and here we are. Shall we have a look anyway?

Mr. Gets Me awoke on his birthday to a lovey-dovey card and some new shirts for his birthday. But the real party started after work. He arrived home to a homemade buffalo chicken calzone (his fave) for dinner. And after dinner, the treats. Oh, the treats, as you can plainly see.

I found a few recipes over on Pinterest, and I decided to give it my best shot. We’ll start with this vanilla cupcake recipe from This is my first time making cupcakes from scratch and since it was just the two of us, I only wanted to make 12.* Most recipes I found were for 24, but then I found this recipe.
(*we didn’t eat 12 that night, but they were delicious enough to!!)

The frosting and the chocolate ganache (yes, that is homemade chocolate ganache that is staring you down right now!) both came from recipes on Bakerella. Both the frosting and the ganache were absolutely delicious. The ganache recipe made WAY too much, but it so tasty, we don’t even mind.

It was a fantastic evening and even Louise, our cat, got in on the action. See!

(This is Louise’s blog debut, please, be kind!)

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