Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm on the cupcake budget...

In one of my recent daily emails from Martha Stewart (not personally BUT STILL), she says, "Who says happiness has to cost a fortune?" This is so true, Martha! In recent months I've been cutting back a lot, making a lot of my own things, DIY-ing, and it's been quite fun. I even made Valentine's Day Dinner myself and had a super fun slash romantic time! Uncomfortably enough for me, (especially since my mother gave me a book called "Budget: It's Not a Four Letter Word"), I seem to have a bit more extra cash floating around. I had an amazing budget breakthrough a few weeks ago, when I realized that the best way to save money is to NOT buy something from Banana Republic every single day on your lunch break. Interesting...



Anyway, in Martha's newsletter there is a recipe for 40 different cupcakes! With all the ingredients, they are probably $15 to make, and when you buy a cupcake anywhere in NYC they're usually about $4-5 each. That's money in your pocket and tasty-ness in your mouth! Here is the cupcake I'll be making this weekend (above)! HERE is the recipe. What are you all up to this weekend?


Alicia B.

4 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

I love cupcakes! The absolute best cupcakes I ever made were for my daughter's birthday. They were the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for 'flower cupcakes' - absolutely out of this world.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/flower-cupcakes-recipe/index.html

Down Comforter said...

Yummy cupcake - I love coconut :) Not much happening this weekend - budget-friendly is nice after the V-day spending last weekend.

anusha said...

yumm...I love cupcakes esp the chocolate ones.

LindsB said...

hahaha, I died when I read saving money means not buying something at Banana Republic every single day on your lunch break! I guess I still need to learn that one, but I justify it by telling myself I'm really saving money by not belonging to a gym and using my lunch breaks to walk to Banana, I just happen to find something I like there every day- whoops!