Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cupcakes!

Birthday parties...I LOVE them! Especially when they're for my own kids.
Yep, I'm that mom that spends months planning the
party - party boards on Pinterest, white boards at home, and lists...so many lists!
And yes, I know that at my kids ages, the party is more for me than them, and I'm totally ok with that!

For Olivia's first birthday party we did a penguin/winter "one"derland theme, and in true birthday party fashion, I was up until around 2 am decorating the house with penguins and snowflakes as well as baking & decorating snowflake cupcakes and the cutest penguin cake (which will have it's own post soon).

It's serious business eating a cupcake!
The cupcakes were simple, except for the snowflake on top which of course I thought would be easy. It's not that it was hard, it was just time consuming and to be honest, a little bit annoying.
For the snowflake I used white chocolate candy cane melts and piped them into snowflakes. I started out by piping them onto parchment paper with a snowflake template underneath. It was kind of a hassle so I ditched the template and ended up free handing them. I think I made 35-40 and picked the best ones to use.
Thinking about it now, I probably should've let the candy melts harden a little bit and maybe they would've been easier to work with...oh well.

The cupcakes!
The birthday girl!
And I'm happy to say that the blue icing didn't even stain her dress!

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