So, as many of you know Alyssa is potato and soy intolerant. She also cannot have fruit and sugar within 8 hours of each other. This? Means that dessert? Is nearly impossible… delicious dessert? Even farther from impossible. Unless… you have an amazing diva auntie (read miss Julie AKA Birthfree) who loves you enough to send home ground flour to your mommy… and then? when she finds out the day before the cupcakes are to be made that the cocoa isn’t available locally? Well… that auntie uses her lunch break to run safe cocoa to the PO and overnight it… seriously. Overnight cocoa? That’s love right there.
Here’s the kicker… shortening has citric acid in it… so she can’t have that with sugar… but heck! A girl needs buttercream icing! So, I scoured and found an amazing recipe that contained only butter, sugar, flour, and milk! WIN!! Place it atop cupcakes made with all safe ingredients? And… tomorrow? My daughter who has about 90809 things she cannot eat? Gets to eat CUPCAKES with her class!!! The best part?! They are good enough that even those of us who eat “junk” like them!! So she’ll get to eat the SAME snack as the rest of her class!! For the first time ALL YEAR!! I’m so crazy excited for her for this little bit of “typical” on her Birthday… and I’m so crazy grateful for Julie for loving her enough to get me the tools to make it happen :-* YAYAYAYA!!!
AnnnnD? They are even PRETTY!!!!
YAYAYAYAY!!! Yes… I am *THAT* excited about CUPCAKES!!! YAY!!!