Golden Birthday Cupcakes!!

Have you ever heard of a “Golden” Birthday??

I’ve just researched and discovered that a Golden Birthday is actually when you’re turning the same age as your birth date. My Birthday is August 18th, so my Golden Birthday was when I turned 18!… Well my in laws LOVE a party… which is why I love them. My father-in-law turned 57 this year and was born in ’57, so (because we like to party) we decided that could count and we threw him an AWESOME GOLDEN BIRTHDAY PARTY!

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My in-laws have come to understand my love for baking and have been very kind to accept it, despite my lack of real skill… another reason why I love them. I was assigned- cupcakes! Yes! Best job ever!

Let’s just say I got into it! Jeff, my father-in-law, is a jeweler. Like the best jeweler EVER (I mean come on have you sing my wedding ring #jackpot #marryajewelersson). Hence the nickname- J.J. Bling! So golden isn’t just his birthday theme, but kinda like his life theme…. so I needed to make this AWESOME! First I wanted gold cupcake liners. So, clearly, I went to my mom’s cupboard and what did I find… Gold Cupcake Liners. Check!

Next I needed a chocolatey chocolate cake recipe (he loved Texas sheet cake) and a chocolatey chocolate frosting recipe, so where did I go? Your Cup of Cake of course! Okay so Lizzy- creator of Your Cup of Cake is a friend of a friend (shout out to Alexis #myonlyblogreader). I started using recipes on her blog because I knew her and because they are easy, cake mixes made delicious, and quickly I fell in love! Her recipes are AMAZING! Anytime I want a good cupcake or cake recipe, I go on her blog and pick and choose the cake and frosting recipes I want and put them together!

This time I found exactly what I needed from her Easy Chocolate Cupcakes recipe!

It was easy and delicious! Just not very nutritious. I made some gold frosting too, but I’ll admit… I just found some store bought frosting in my mom’s fridge. I know, I know… poser.

But lets get back to all the times I did something cool without being a poser or messing up #miracle!

Okay so once I made those and piped on the frosting… I needed some bling!!

Because of my hoarding problem (or talent, whatever you want to call it), I was able to find turn normal paper into gold glitter paper and make an adorable cupcake topper without having to go to the store. Boom baby!! My mom’s kitchen + my craft stash is a guaranteed recipe for success. Go team!

Drum roll please… Golden Cupcakes!!!

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Cute right?!

I’m still in love with them! So here’s a close up of my cute topper…

I’ll admit, I forgot the word Birthday… baha but who cares! “Happy Golden” works too right?!

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Yay for fun Parties!! Happy Golden Jeff!

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