I was asked that when I mentioned starting this project to my husband. It's a good question, I mean really I will baking 2 or 3 batches a week, we can't eat 72 cupcakes a week. The kids will obviously help and we will have to at least try each recipe just to see if it's good. I am counting on him taking these bad boys with him to work and watching them disappear and occasionally maybe I can take them to school or send them to someone else we know.
I have watched Julie and Julia (a movie about a book about a blog) so many times that I know all of the words and I have always thought it was such a great idea. Some good friends of mine over at Baby Got Cake decided to start a blog and originally had planned to bake through a book. Luckily for me, they decided to go another way and just bake what they wanted when they wanted so I "stole" the idea for myself! As for the name, a couple of friends (one being Jessica over at the above mentioned Baby Got Cake) who are super evil geniuses and hilarious in every way thought it up. Somehow we got through the obvious dirty jokes and came up with this one followed by more innapropriate unusable names. Frowncake was the basis for all of it when it was all that could be thought of to rhyme with downcake. Frowncake just seemed totally right for what this is sure to be.
The plan: Bake my way through the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes. Sure, I could have done Martha or any other book but this one had great reviews and even includes recipes using boxed mixes, just in case I am feeling lazy! That is 175 cupcakes in 365 days. Hoe-lee cow.
The objective: To get better and more creative. Currently I can follow a recipe and I bake all of my kids cupcakes for their birthdays, but honestly, they aren't very creative and they look terrible. After baking twice a week for a year I had better damn well improve. This is also an outlet for me, a stay at home mom of 3 kids 2 of whom are 7 months apart and well under the age of 3. Momma needs some alone time, even if it is just 1 room and baby gate away in the kitchen.
The truth: There will be weeks when I royally fuck up and don't bake like I should and I can guarantee you'll know about it. It won't be pretty here, at least not for a while. There will likely be a large amount of profanity coming from these fingertips. Also, pictures will be posted but I am sure that every now and then I will be the annoying mom who has to show off her kids, I promise they will always be covered in frosting though.
I'm giving myself a week to get together all of the crap that I don't have as far as basic supplies and I will start this weekend hopefully!