forty eight


Forty eight years ago The Fan and The Secret Weapon were married. Of course, they weren't known as "The Fan" or "The Secret Weapon" at the time, but she was (and still is) his Princess.


These anniversary stuff-cakes are fit for a Princess, don't you agree? Lemon pound cake with lemon filling, baked with a crumble topping and frosted with strawberry lemon buttercream then filled with a shot of cream cheese frosting... and sprinkled with extra-fancy decorations.


Because you see, The Fan was a Princess on her wedding day. Look at the tiara that The Secret Weapon made for her to wear. Someday, maybe someday, Loopy will wear that tiara when she marries Joe Jonas.


Let Saucy show you how to finish a stuff-cake so the two types of sprinkles don't get all mixed up:


Fit one pastry bag with a large tip (Saucy's fave is the Wilton 1A) and pipe two swirls around the outside edge of the cupcake. Decorate with your first sprinkles now, not later.


Using a different bag, fill the "hole" in the frosting with a nice shot of the cream cheese frosting. Now, you can decorate that part with a different sprinkle. It's a nice effect, especially if you mix and match them for presentation:


Now, please join Saucy as she raises a cupcake to toast her parents on forty eight years of marriage. To The Fan and The Secret Weapon, congratulations *cupcakes clinking*.

32 comments:

Marianne@Songbird said...

Congratulations!

Lisa Russell said...

Happy Anniversary! 48 years is remarkable -- congratulations!

Heather@PixieDust said...

congrats, those cupcakes look so yummy!!

MJ said...

The Fan was a gorgeous bride! I see the genes influencing Loopy & Saucy! No doubt that Loopy is looking forward to wearing the Fan's tiara! What family heirlooms the Secret Weapon makes!

I think I broke my icing when clinking my cupcake. Do I get a replacement?

Happy anniversary to the Fan & Secret Weapon! Wishing you many more happy years together!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Definitely can see the resemblance in you and Loopy!

48 years is phenomenal - Happy Anniversary!!!

Yummy cupcakes... I love lemon...

Candy said...

Saucy, what a wonderful tribute to your parents! Please show us how to make those cupcakes from start to finish! We lurrve you Saucy!Candy

Doreen said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to them!!

Jerri-Lea said...

Congratulation on 48 years! {cupcakes clinking}

SOINSPIRED said...

Cheers! They are amazing. What a love story - the groom making his bride a tiara.

Claudia said...

Happy Anniversary!

xo
Claudia

Cheryl said...

48 yrs together, how wonderful. congratulations to them. what lovely cupcakes you made for them. they look very yummy! I raise my cupcake to yours!! clink!!

Coco said...

Tell the Fan & Secret Weapon Happy Anniversary.

Joanne said...

Congrats to them!

Pepper said...

So awesome!!! Love this pic's of your Mom and Dad!!!
Happy Anniversary!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Here here! Many happy returns to the royal couple!

Angela said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Those cupcakes look great!

Niki said...

Congrats! 48 years seems an amazing amount of time to keep your love alive.

Hey Saucy, could we see a closer picture of that tiara?

Rue said...

Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite women and her wonderful husband, that together made a talented, sweet, beautiful and very funny woman!

love,
rue

ChaChaneen said...

Cup-Clink! Congratulations Secret Weapon and the Fan! Marriage is hard work and you show that it can be done. Many blessings to you and your Man!

Sandra D said...

Congratulations on a wonderful milestone. Your parents deserve a special treat and those cupcakes look delish!

Jill said...

Congrats to the sweet couple! I love her tiara and the fact that he made it for her.
Loopy will look beautiful on her special day with Joe. ;)
Hugs,
Jill

karen said...

Congratulations to the happy couple - maybe a guest post is in order? 2, 4, 6, 8 - How to get to 48

Fleur de Bee said...

Aww congrats to them! What a sweet post, how amazing and I LOVE the photos!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

A sincere thank you to everyone who extended good wishes (it's still a fun ride so we hope to hold on for a a few more years!) Can you imagine the cupcakes saucy will have to invent for the 50th?? (if my derriere and the good folks at Spanx are still holding up!)heh
xoxothe fan

Crista said...

Congratulations!

Buddy's Mom said...

Saucy,

At 9:30ish this morning I found your blog via a link from Mrs. G. I have now spent the last 3 hours reading and I'm nowhere near finished. I'm already planning to make charm bracelets this weekend with my 13 year-old daughter and bake cupcakes for my son. Due to my RA, I'm not always able to walk my dog (Buddy) so I may try your trick with the car! Can I move to Canada and be your new BFF?
Buddy's Mom

Saucy said...

Dear Buddy's Mom,

Absolooootely! Get your sweet arse up here and bring Buddy and the gang with you. We will medicate our RA, run our pups behind our vehicles on quiet country roads, chow down on cupcakes, wash them down with Saucytinis, and enjoy the free healthcare.

Until then, much lurrve to you,
Saucy

the treat girl said...

The fact that the Secret Weapon made his Princess a tiara is as sweet as those darling cupcakes!! Best Wishes!!!!!!!

Kate said...

Congratulations! I look forward to my own 48 years! What a handsome couple they are...and those are mighty handsome cupcakes as well. Bravo!

Jillian Aboussafy said...

these are gorgeous and I am sure yummy. Love the colors.

Leica's weight adventures said...

happy anniversary! I think that your wonderful love has been very inspiring. That tiara is stunning, and such a hand me down indeed! I always enjoy your momma's humour! to many more. cute cupcakes Saucy!!!! oh and just a thought for the 50th anniv cupcakes, you know that drink goldshallager? sp? the little flakes, would be cute!

dragonflydreamer said...

Happy Anniversary! Forty-eight years together and such a beautiful family is definitely something to celebrate. Your cupcakes are so elegant. Thanks for sharing tips and photos!

xo Susi xo