Sunday, September 12, 2010

The One With The Creative Cupcakes

Since no actual baking happened around here this week, I thought I'd just show off some of the more creative cupcakes we've made (we = mostly me and my sister Aimee). Our ideas came mostly from the books Hello, Cupcake and What's New, Cupcake. So here are a few pics and a few funny stories about a few cupcakes...

First, the snowmen. This was our first try making anything creative. We made them for Christmas Eve dessert. We started a few hours before dinner on Christmas Eve and quickly realized we should have started much sooner...It took FOREVER mostly because we used airheads candies to make the scarves and earmuffs and we had to microwave them, then roll them out to make them long enough and thin enough to use. Also, they kept falling over, but once we got them set up, they were pretty adorable, don't you think?!
Our next adventure was to make dancer cupcakes to go with a musical birthday cake for Maddie's 1st birthday. The dresses are fruit roll-ups and the shoes are jelly beans. They turned out looking more like singers in a choir, but they still fit with the theme!

For our grandparents birthdays in June, we made a golf course and some balls of yarn with knitting needles. When my grandma saw the golf course, she said "Oh, how nice - a boat!" What do you think, does it look like a boat to you?

So far that's the most creative we've gotten. What do you think we should try next?

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