We did a lot of things in honor of my 40th birthday. We watched Stranger Things on Netflix, which was amazing. I got my stuffed birthday pizza and my "made with real sugar" Dr. Pepper that is my favorite soda that isn't Hippo Size or a Cherry Vanilla Coke. Becca gave me a haircut and a tee shirt, and for no real reason I got myself ordained in the Church of the Latter-Day Dude. Also, we went to see Ghostbusters, which I loved, and that inspired my birthday cake.
I always see these kinds of gifs on Tumblr, swearing by this amazing lifehack that you can use a plastic water bottle to separate eggs. Like most lifehacks, I figure it was bullshit, but decided to try it. And it works! And it feels... weirdly satisfying. I don't know why. It's like performing satisfying science. Just wonderful stuff.
Later in the day, after the cupcakes had cooled, we did the frosting. I love making buttercream frosting in the mixer; it's easy, it takes about five or six minutes, and it tastes a lot better than what you buy in a store. Vanilla frosting, and Becca bought me piping bags for my birthday. When frosting was done, the lemon curd was added, and we had them: Ghostbusters Cupcakes. Hallelujah!
Of course, if you want to, I recommend drinking them with a nice Hi-C Ecto Cooler, which has been another of my choice drinks of the summer of 2016.
All in all, a fun birthday project with delicious results, and a fun way to get some extra enjoyment out of the return of Ghostbusters.