Oh! So this is what T Swift has been talking about. I totally know what it feels like to be 22 now :).
Today is my 22nd birthday! My mom keeps saying that she can't believe how old I am. Frankly, I can't believe how old I am. Bri gave me a really sweet card that talked about some of the things that have happened in the last year like running a half marathon, graduation, getting a job, and signing a lease on an apartment. I can't believe I am old enough to be doing all that! I am so scared and excited about what the future holds and this birthday is a reminder of the fact that I am pretty sure I'm an adult now.
Last night, I had a really fun celebration with some of my friends downtown. We went to RJ Grunts for dinner and then hit up a couple of bars in Lincoln Park. It was a great night and we all had a really fun time!
Now, I am getting ready for a little birthday zumba with my mom and then grocery shopping for a birthday bbq! We are having friends and family over tonight for a grill out and I am excited to keep the celebration going! I also made my favorite desserts to share: Red Velvet Cupcakes and Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes. I brought some of these in for my counselors at camp, made Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes for my campers, and now I have leftovers for today's party!
For the Red Velvet, I did the same recipe as the cake version, poured the batter into cupcake pans, and baked them for 12-18 minutes. 12 for the mini cupcakes and 18 for the big ones. Then, I frosted them with my favorite cream cheese frosting:
16 oz light cream cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
milk or half and half as needed
Simply beat together and frost!
For the Funfetti, I followed the exact same recipe as last year and they came out super delicious! The campers were raving!