Love and Olive Oil

A Sweet Proposal.

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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  1. 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? 

  2. 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!!!!!!!!

  3. 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..

  4. 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!!!

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

    He is definitely a keeper!!!

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

  7. 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!

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

    And thank you!

  9. 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!

  10. what a lovely story! congratulations! x

  11. So…so cool :)

  12. Beautiful! Congratulations!

  13. so nice…

  14. 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!

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

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. How incredibly sweet! Congratulations :)

  23. Congratulations!

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

  24. Congratulations!!!

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

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

    — Emily

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

  27. 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!

  28. Congratulations! :)

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


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

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

  32. 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

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

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

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

  36. 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!

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

  38. good lordy, he’s a keeper!

  39. What a sweet proposal…congrats!!

  40. Congratulations! How sweet and creative!

  41. That is so cute!!! Congratulations!

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

  43. 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.

  44. Congrats Lindsay!

    Such a sweet idea!

  45. What a sweetie! Congratulations!

  46. Congrats!!

  47. 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

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