Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rockin Sweet Sixteen for K

I don't know about you, but I, personally, am SO grateful that 16 has passed and gone for me.  (As is my mother...quite frankly, in case you were wondering.)  But this lucky girl turned the big  1-6 in style this week, sharing rock star themed chocolate and white almond cupcakes with her class mates after lunch.  Complete with zebra print, hot pink, and music notes (all by specific request) and a little glitter and glam, these cupcakes could tempt any girl to want to relive that rite of passage.  But only for as long as it takes to eat that cupcake.  Then we want to be right back here in 2011 with our coffee and our laptops, our true friends and stable relationships.  Just sayin.  ;)

First, a few pics.  Then read on for a few how-to's. 

 These of course were home shots...
...and the following...the ones I really love...were taken by the birthday girl herself, in the midst of her teenage world.  I love the laminated lunch table in the background.  And can't you just sense the chaos that is about to ensue?  :)

How-To's (Some day I'll take pictures of these for a proper tutorial.  Heck, some day I might even have a camera again!)

The zebra fondant circles and music note stars were done with an edible in marker. You can find the markers at your local hobby store or even that big box store that sales cake stuff, whose name we won't mention (nor dare I admit that I occasionally shop there...). Simply roll out and cut your fondant, let it dry a bit, and pretend you're 16 again bored with the teacher's lecture, and doodle!

For the oh so glamorous glittered letters and numbers, again, roll out the fondant and cut your shapes/letters/numbers and let dry.  Then take a small paint brush that you only use for food, dip it in a little light corn syrup and paint it on the shape.  Then sprinkle with colored sanding sugar.  And ta-da!  Glitz!

Happy-Rockin-Sweet-Sixteen to K!  :)

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