K and I were invited to a friend's house for the morning. This little boy also loves trains and cars, just like K. I'd planned on making some car/train-themed dessert to bring along, but hadn't decided on what. Then yesterday, the mom mailed that a little girl will be joining the play date. I started to question my car idea.
I've been wanting to bake cake since cookies have been my thing as of late. Thinking about this, I remembered that I have a car cupcake mold, as well as a heart cupcake mold - perfect solution to the boy/girl situation.
I didn't want to frost them because taking frosted anything to some else's house knowing that three two-year olds will be making a huge mess of things is just wrong. I settled on cinnamon muffins. I used this recipe - it was fast enough to make in the morning before going, easy and I didn't have to run to the grocery store for any ingredients.
K wanted to help, so I have few photos of the process. It is only matter of time before K makes a huge mess when handling a bowl full of dry ingredients and a whisk. I beat the clock today!!
After filling up the car and heart molds, I still had some batter left, so I used these adorable paper cups given to me by my best friend from college. I was waiting to use them for something special, but I've had them for nearly a year and while not special, I thought they'd look cute with these muffins. OMG did they look adorable! Little red tulips - I wish I would have used them during the spring. Thanks, Lees!!
The cars and hearts turned out pretty cute as well.
The kiddies gobbled them up without making too big of a mess. Success all around!