Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pretty in Pink Fancy 5th Birthday Cupcakes

For a very special little girl in our lives.  She requested "vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and a flower and a strawberry on top."  Well Mom nixed the strawberry idea but we got everything else and then some (although you can't tell it from these pictures, the fondant flowers were brushed with gold luster dust, of course!) for her fancy birthday tea party. 

I've read stories before of how exact and particular children can be when asked what kind of cake they want, but this was the first time I experienced it first hand.  I hope she was happy! 

The big flower was for the birthday girl.  Half of the others had small fondant flowers and the other half were frosted with a dusty pink rose and white sanding sugar.

Although it's not cake, I have to share this too.  I don't remember where now, but I saw on another blog where the crafter took a paint can, decorated it with scrapbooking supplies and filled it with goodies as a gift.  I had to try it!  I used a baby formula can I had laying around (still???), cut the scrapbooking paper and stuck it on with double sided tape, then decorated it with a few adorably shabby chic stickers.  It took all of about 10 mins and it turned out so cute!  She can even reuse it as a pencil holder or desktop trash bin or whatever her imagination allows! 


Obviously, the hearts are digital "stickers" to protect the privacy of our little ones.  :)

Some little hands got to the gift before I had my camera ready but they were so patient and stuck the tissue paper back in so I could take this picture and share it here! 


  1. The cupcakes are darling! I have to make cupcakes for a wedding reception this saturday.....any advice?

  2. Definitely try to buy the plastic cupcake containers at your grocery store's bakery. That is key to easy storage and transportation. Make everything you can ahead of time (frosting, decorations, etc) so that when it's time to bake you can bang that out without any distractions. And save all the decorating until the very end, especially if you're using any fondant decorations. Give yourself LOTS of time to set up if you're doing that. It always takes longer than I think it will. That's all I can think of. Good luck! I hope to see pictures! :)