Saturday was a pretty big day around here: the concrete pour for our driveway was completed, the backtack party took place, and Peter was a chaperone for the PROM!
You’re probably most curious about the party, since it was a gathering of some formidable (but all very nice) bloggers! The backtack projects I caught glimpses of were all impressive. I really hope everyone had a good time. I have tons of leftover food, including some of those Thomas Kemper sodas, so if you’re in Portland and hungry, well, come on over. Among the guests: Alicia, Amy, Ann, Ariana, Melanie, Melissa, Action Hero Melissa, Sally, Stephanie, and my nonblogging buddies Taya, Wendy, and Lisa. I can’t show you a group photo, because not everyone wants to be outed, ha ha, but here’s one little shot of a few guests foraging through the tubs of free fabric that Alicia so generously brought (Taya’s been my friend for a million years, and she doesn’t have a blog, so I get to willy-nilly plaster her photo on my blog):
But hey, I can show you photos of food! I was concerned about the ganache-less state of my Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Mocha Ganache and Mascarpone Cream, but then I talked to my genius friend Wendy, and she suggested inserting the mocha ganache in the center of the cupcakes! She even loaned me a grapefruit knife to more easily core the cupcakes. It worked, and they were pretty tasty:
Here’s part of the food spread:
And one final shot, probably not very interesting to 99% of you. Concrete!