Surely Summer Pink Cupcakes

There are certain things for me that just scream out SUMMER more than others.

The end of the school year is a sure sign.

Receiving my camp shirts is another.

Celebrating Skylar’s birthday is a third.

I remember rushing from a camp meeting to meet Skylar when she was born.

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Then, a year later, rushing from a camp meeting just in time to watch Skylar smash cake in her face for her first birthday.

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The beginning of camp and Skylar’s birthday go hand in hand. You’ve seen two of her previous birthday cupcakes here before:

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And this year, I made a combination of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a favorite Italian meringue buttercream frosting.(I omit the corn syrup now, and just add 1/4 cup sugar to the egg whites while beating). The cake was very very slightly adapted from Sweetapolita’s vanilla cake, and after I’d filled half the cupcake tins, I added 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder and 1/4 cup milk to the remaining batter. It worked perfectly!

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We joined Skylar at her birthday party in the park, and had a wonderful time. It was a perfect day!

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Adam joined Skylar on the swings

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And after a couple hours of running amok, the kids gathered to sing happy birthday to an amazing 7-year-old.

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The cupcakes were a complete and total hit!

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And with the coming of Skylar’s birthday and the beginning of camp…it surely is summer!

xoxo

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4 Responses to Surely Summer Pink Cupcakes

  1. Aw, I love this post! Skylar is such a cutie, both then and now. And you never fail to amaze with her birthday cupcakes. :)

    Also, great picture of her and Adam on the swings!
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  2. Biz says:

    Happy Birthday to Skylar!! Hope the travel time to camp isn’t too bad!
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  3. holly says:

    so cute! the cupcakes and skylar and YOU! miss you friend. hope life is treating you well :)

    mwah!
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  4. What a sweet post. Happy birthday to the very pretty Skylar. (I LOVE that name!!!!)
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