one of my best friends left for argentina today. she's studying abroad there for the whole year, so i won't see her for a very long time. i sort of hate emoticons but if i used them i would put a sad face here.
she had a potluck a couple nights ago to see everyone before she left. i made cupcakes, using the magnolia bakery recipe. i mean, it's the one from their cookbook but i'm not entirely sure they would release the exact recipe they use in the bakery. still, they tasted pretty darn similar to me, and therefore they tasted pretty darn good. (maybe it was because for the two batches of cupcakes and two batches of frosting, i used 9 sticks of butter total. mmm mmm butter.)