But all was forgiven when I showed up because I brought these:
Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Bailey's Buttercream Icing
For ages I've wanted to try this Bailey's Buttercream Icing from Deb at smitten kitchen, but I just hadn't found the occasion for it. They don't have a lot of booze in them, but they just didn't seem like the kind of thing that you would take to a family party with kids and pregnant ladies everywhere. So a big party full of slightly inebriated adults seemed like the right place to test these out.
There were a big hit! Lyndsay is not even a big "sweets" person (unlike me, oh boy), but she loved these. Caught her eating just the icing off of one of them.
To make the little "Team Lyndsay" flags, I printed off a bunch of "L"s on Word using a funky font. Then I cut them out...while watching Tomorrow Never Dies. What can I say? I love Pierce Bronson as James Bond.
I cut some reg flags using the fancy cardstock from the Holiday cards I made this year, and then glued the letters to them. I then glued each red flag onto a small bamboo fork and used a paperclip to hold them together while they dried.
Then it was just a matter of sticking them into each cupcake. Voila!
All-in-all I think that we gave her a great send off and we're all excited to hear about her great adventures out West. I'm going to miss you, Lynds, but this just means that I have to come out to visit, right?