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A Sweet Proposal.

After 7 years together, Taylor finally found the perfect way to do it.

The fact that he did it on April 1st didn’t occur to him until AFTER the fact. Made it a bit tricky to tell the family as everyone’s first thought was it was all a hoax (wouldn’t that have been cruel).

Taylor woke up at 5:00am this morning and started baking. Mind you I’m the one that usually does the baking – he’s watched me make gobs of cupcakes but has never actually done it himself. 12 dozen later – I think he’s got it down. And he managed to do it quietly AND clean it all up before I even stirred. Granted, they weren’t frosted – but I cut him some slack. :) We frosted them together tonight.

Chocolate Mini Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

They were the same delicious chocolate recipe that I made him for his birthday… but for the frosting, instead of a vanilla bean, I added a few tablespoons of some Raspberry Sauce (leftovers from a repeat of the delicious Molten Chocolate Cakes, just with raspberry sauce rather than blue/blackberry.) I’m sure some raspberry extract, preserves, or pureed fresh/frozen raspberries would work just as well. Delicious. :) And bite-sized – so 12 dozen of them will probably be gone quicker than we think!

Edited: Obviously I said yes!!!

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  1. 1
    Posted On April 1, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    finally!!! i am soo happy for you guys! thanks for waking me up too, it was definitely worth it… however, i am a little upset i wasn’t the first to know. love you and miss you tons!
    Little sis


  2. 2
    Posted On April 1, 2008 at 11:02 pm



  3. 3
    Posted On April 1, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    What a sweetie! Congratulations!


  4. 4
    Posted On April 1, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Congrats Lindsay!

    Such a sweet idea!


  5. 5
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 1:29 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I assume you said yes, since it wasn’t explicitly specified. That would be an amusing (and cruel) joke to say no to Taylor and then post that.


  6. 6
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Congratulations! That’s such a cute way to propose – and I am also assuming the answer was “yes” :P


  7. 7
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 2:24 am

    That is so cute!!! Congratulations!


  8. 8
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Congratulations! How sweet and creative!


  9. 9
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 6:35 am

    What a sweet proposal…congrats!!


  10. 10
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 7:27 am

    good lordy, he’s a keeper!


  11. 11
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 9:54 am

    That really is the perfect proposal. What a sweet and memorable way to ask you. Congratulations!!!


  12. 12
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations! I think I may discretely leave this page up on my computer tonight as a subtle hint. This is seriously the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

    I’m very happy for you both. Best of luck!


  13. 13
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 10:39 am

    hahaha I love this!! So adorable! You know he’s a keeper when he bakes especially for you :) congrats


  14. 14
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Oh, that is so cute! Congratulations :)


  15. 15
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Congratulations!!! Well played, Taylor. Should I assume a cupcake cake at the wedding?


  16. 16
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    How clever of Taylor.
    I can not believe the smell of chocolate/baking did not wake you up!
    Did you spell out your answer in cupcakes too?
    We couldn’t be happier!
    Mom & Dad


  17. 17
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Congratulations!!! The cupcakes look divine :)


  18. 18
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    yay! congratulations…. the perfect foodie proposal :)


  19. 19
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Congratulations! That’s so beyond adorable. Kudos to Taylor for thinking of that!



  20. 20
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Congratulations! :)


  21. 21
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    What a truly sweet proposal! Congratulations!

    That icing looks irresistable! I could probably sit and eat a bowl of it if it was in my house!


  22. 22
    Posted On April 2, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Congratulations! What a fantastic way to propose. :)


  23. 23
    Posted On April 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Well, I am so happy he finally popped the question! I am so excited for the two of you! Congratulations!

    — Emily


  24. 24
    Posted On April 4, 2008 at 3:24 pm


    So excited for you, and hope to hear lots about it in your blog! ^_^


  25. 25
    Posted On April 4, 2008 at 5:10 pm


    I imagine that these cupcakes will make an appearance at your wedding reception. Yum!


  26. 26
    Posted On April 5, 2008 at 11:00 am

    How incredibly sweet! Congratulations :)


  27. 27
    Posted On April 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    YAY! What a CUUUUUUTE way to propose :)


  28. 28
    Posted On April 7, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Congratulations on the proposal and on so many delicious cupcakes! StumbleUpon led me to your website, and I’m glad it did. Good vegetarian recipes are always a desired blip on my radar. Thanks for being in the blogosphere.


  29. 29
    Posted On April 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Congratulations! A proposal and cupcakes, I’d say that’s a win.


  30. 30
    Posted On April 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    I’m so happy for you both! I can’t imagine two more wonderful people and isn’t it a miracle that you ended up finding each other just in time to make the rest of your lives special.

    I send all of my love and good wishes to you both!


  31. 31
    Posted On April 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Yowzas, now THAT’S romantic! :) Congratulations, you two!


  32. 32
    Posted On April 17, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I think this is not only the beginning of the next phase of your relationship, I think it is a new typeface. Cupcake bold.
    Hugs to you both!


  33. 33
    Posted On April 18, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Yay! Congrats to the both of you! May you have a lifetime of full bellies!


  34. 34
    Posted On April 21, 2008 at 10:27 am

    congratulations!!!!! i just got engaged in february to my boyfriend of four years — i think that the longer wait only makes it sweeter and more exciting!!! those cupcakes are adorable, and what a sweet, sweet way to propose!


  35. 35
    Posted On April 30, 2008 at 10:03 am

    so nice…


  36. 36
    Posted On May 5, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Beautiful! Congratulations!


  37. 37
    Posted On May 29, 2008 at 1:22 am

    So…so cool :)


  38. 38
    Posted On January 11, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    what a lovely story! congratulations! x


  39. 39
    Posted On February 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    So, uh, this is several months late and completely off topic, but you wouldn’t happen to remember where you got that rug from would you?

    And belated best wishes!


  40. 40
    Posted On February 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Ikea, actually! :) Not sure if they’ve still got it, but it was nice and affordable.

    And thank you!


  41. 41
    Posted On March 9, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    hi… congratulations! so sweet! hehehe… i love the look of your blog by the way. so simple yet the green olives say it all. hehehe… congratulations again!


  42. 42
    Posted On April 1, 2010 at 8:23 am

    What a romantic way! Hope you take time to celebrate this special anniversary!


  43. 43
    Posted On April 1, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Congrats!! I hope you have many many happy years ahead of you.

    He is definitely a keeper!!!


  44. 44
    Posted On December 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for a great year of delicious recipes! I really appreciate the recap, too. WIshing you a wonderful 2011 and I look forward to the recipes to come!!!


  45. 45
    Nadine Ismail
    Posted On February 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I am your newest fan! I am totally addicted to your blog and I love the photos, the details and the patterns. My husband is a neat freak too, and I am surprised that your husband paced the cupcakes on the floor/ must have meant a lot to him..


  46. 46
    Posted On April 1, 2012 at 9:43 am

    That is so adorable and sweet. To think he did all of that quietly while you slept. I can imagine his excitement. Just a sweet, tender, thoughtful gesture. Congratulations!!!!!!!!


  47. 47
    Posted On April 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    That is the best!!!! What a great guy, he knows the secret to your heart. But the real question is, how did you sleep through the wafting scent of cupcakes baking? 


    • Posted On April 1, 2014 at 8:56 am

      He stuffed towels under the door jam.

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