Today is the 17th of March. In Boston, it is a holiday called Evacuation Day. Dad says Evacuation Day is the day the British were driven from Boston during the Revolutionary War. I say it’s St Patrick’s Day! My Dad and my brother are both named Patrick, so it’s a special day for my family. Daddy had to do something to the car, fix the brakes or whatever. While he played with the brakes, me and PJ played with the dog. Dad promised we could make something special after he finished with the car. We decided we would make chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and green shamrocks.
Don’t These Look Yummy
First Dad made up a recipe, he always makes up his own recipes, it usually comes out good so I don’t mind.
Dad, what’s first on the list?
We got to use the big mixer. We put the butter and sugar in and started mixing.
Daddy, can I turn it on?
I Cut the Butter into Small Pieces
PJ Helped With the Sugar
Wow, Look at How Good it Mixes.
Next we added melted chocolate, eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
We Melted Chocolate in the Microwave
We added Eggs
We Added Sour Cream an Vanilla
Then We Mixed Some More
We got out another bowl and mixed together the dry ingredients. We put flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa in the bowl. Dad’s really funny, he wrote in his recipe to sift everything together but he just mixed it up with a fork.
First is the Flour
After the Baking Powder Dad Measures Salt With His Hand
Here goes the Cocoa
Dad is Sifting Together Dry Ingredients
Look how Shiny Dad’s Sifter is
Add the Dry Ingredients and Mix
We added the dry ingredients to the big mixer, put in some water and mixed some more.
Looks Just About Ready for Cupcake Tins
Look at the Pretty Colors
Look at all the Chocolate
Dad Says this Pan doesn’t need liners, I just want to know why it wiggles.
Cupcakes are Cooking
These look Great
Whipping up some Frosting
First you do the White Frosting
Look How Good they look
Piping on Shamrocks
Look at those Cupcakes
So that’s how we made Shamrock Cupcakes. Dad is making dinner and as soon as we eat we get to eat our cupcakes. I can’t wait.