For those who don’t know, this weekend I am baking about 300 cupcakes for Bride and Groom 2.0’s wedding.

This morning, I went shopping. I ended up buying $302 of groceries for cupcake baking – about $1/cupcake. It would have been cheaper if I shopped at Costco, but I’ve been a Whole Foods girl all along and I wasn’t about to change now.

prep1I started off with the oatmeal raisin cupcakes. They went really smoothly. The only small snafu was that I had originally made the cupcakes with honey vinegar that was given to me as a gift. I had no idea how hard it was to find honey vinegar. I ended up baking with half honey vinegar and half champagne vinegar – which turned out just fine.

prep3Next up were the chocolate bourbon pecan cupcakes. With those, the issue was that I was short on corn syrup for the gooey filling part (I bought the very last bottle at the store). It ended up working just fine with the amount I had, and the cupcakes tasted even better than I remembered. I like the oatmeal raisin, but I LOVE these. I wish everyone could have them hot out of the oven like I did.

prep4Tomorrow: Bake the apple cinnamon cupcakes and frost all of the cupcakes.

For now, though, I need to get ready and head out to the bachelorette party!

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