I've been trying to let our Little Man help around the house a bit more lately, even if it makes things messier... ultimately, I know it will be better for all of us if our children learn to help out. (Not that I think knowing that fact makes it any easier for me to ignore the extra messes that
I am definitely *trying* to learn to have a little more fun and not stress about the mess so much... it's a work in progress, for sure!
Anyway, the chocolate cupcakes were not mess-free (at least for us. If you make them without the help of a 2-year-old, your results might be a bit better in that department ;) LOL), but they were quite delicious, and our boy was so proud to tell his daddy that *HE* got to help Mommy make them! :o)
Oh, I topped them with Angie's deliciously fluffy vanilla frosting. I was so excited to find a buttercream icing that doesn't use shortening, and I will certainly be keeping this recipe in my files! :o)
My honey was happy to see the cupcakes sitting on the counter when he came home from work, and we had fun eating the special surprise with our airman.