2012 , June 11 minus 6209 days transports me to the very day I was getting married and ready to spend the rest of my life with my brand new spouse.
I am blessed to be able to march through life alongside JZ. In true fairness, he is my all time hero, my absolute bestest friend.
Mind you, marriage is not a piece of cake (pun or no pun?). I probably don't have to tell you that. However, it is life's most important journey. Through that filter, we clearly account the span and quality of ours, to the giver of life Himself, Jesus Christ. He is the unshakable core presence our marriage is thankful for, the fortifying foundation that glued us together and supplied the resulting family that rolled out from our union. We were joined for and by God alone. He is faithful and we together will always praise Him.
So to toast our special day, as well as creating jamboree central for our kids', ( they're in on it as much as we are) lovely orange cupcakes topped with tangy cream cheese frosting will be our first-line festivity.
My instincts aspired to bake a huge celebration cake, that remaining our usual antecedent. This time round , common sense prevailed. Of course, being just the 4 of us, baking a mountainous cake seemed extremely ridiculous. Especially with the fact that my kids are endowed with some serious cupcake love. The effortless decadence of these cute cakes marked our occasion with celebratory fun in a cinch.
Further, the glorious cupped goodies are loaded with orange awesomeness. They are super fragrant and and have a moist, dewy crumb. The indisputable flavor of cream cheese in the icing really does top the cake. Sans frosting, they could make for a most mindblowing breakfast muffin.
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter. softened
- 1 c sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp orange rind
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 c orange juice
"There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.” ~ Martin Luther
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (NIV)