Love and Olive Oil

A Sweet Proposal.

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Proposal spelled out in cupcakes

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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48 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. 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. What a sweetie! Congratulations!

  3. Congrats Lindsay!

    Such a sweet idea!

  4. 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.

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

  6. That is so cute!!! Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations! How sweet and creative!

  8. What a sweet proposal…congrats!!

  9. good lordy, he’s a keeper!

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

  11. 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!

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

  13. Oh, that is so cute! Congratulations :)

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

  15. 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

  16. Congratulations!!! The cupcakes look divine :)

  17. yay! congratulations…. the perfect foodie proposal :)

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


  19. Congratulations! :)

  20. 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!

  21. Congratulations! What a fantastic way to propose. :)

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

    — Emily

  23. Congratulations!!!

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

  24. Congratulations!

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

  25. How incredibly sweet! Congratulations :)

  26. YAY! What a CUUUUUUTE way to propose :)

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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!

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

  31. 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!

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

  33. 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!

  34. Beautiful! Congratulations!

  35. So…so cool :)

  36. what a lovely story! congratulations! x

  37. 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!

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

    And thank you!

  39. 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!

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

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

    He is definitely a keeper!!!

  42. 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!!!

  43. 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..

  44. 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!!!!!!!!

  45. 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? 

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