I love making these cupcakes for BBQ's. I made 100 of them once for a SAMS (military school) BBQ and I still never tire of them! The cookie hamburger topping is always the first thing people go for. I love watching the kids eat the topping like a real hamburger.
I had the opportunity to make a little boys spy birthday cake. The theme for his birthday party was Special Agent 007 (since he was turning 7). The birthday boy wanted a white cake with red and blue sprinkles. I made a 9x13 cake with butter cream icing. Simple decorations with butter cream pipping. I made the magnifying glass out of sugar and fondant.
This was a really fun one to do. The Birthday girl, a good friend of ours, wanted to not only design her own birthday cake, but help make it. She made the chocolate accent pieces on the cake and helped with the frosting. The 10" round yellow cake was plenty to feed the birthday group. The cake was a little tricky to frost with the butter cream on the inside, and I ended up using a butter knife. I brought three sparkly gel icing pens to the party and the kids had fun decorating the cake board.
This was a birthday cake for a 15 year old girl. A simple 6" square vanilla cake with butter cream frosting and fondant peace signs and daisies. I had extra daisies, so I used them for decoration on cupcakes that I took to a church outing.
I found these cute little cupcake wrappers for Easter. I didn't have a special occasion to use them, so I just made them for a church potluck. The kids loved them! They were saving the wrappers after they ate the cupcakes. I believe I got the wrappers at Target.
I think it's a big honor to do a baby's first birthday cake. The Mom had black, red, and white polka dots everywhere for decoration. Lady Bugs decorated the table and the birthday girl was dressed up as a Lady Bug! I made an 8" square chocolate cake and a 6" square vanilla cake with butter cream frosting. The lady bug on top was made out of rice crispy treats and fondant. I also added a surprise for the birthday girl, her very own lady bug cupcake.
My friend needed cupcakes for Teacher Appreciation Week at school. Cupcakes that look like apples were a great treat for the teachers. I made chocolate cupcakes with red butter cream and simply used pretzel stick as the stem.
My Husband returned home from a 4 month deployment. He was stationed literally on the other side of the world. It took him over 40 hours of traveling to get back home. I thought a globe cake, with a plane flying around it, was fitting. I had less than an hour to bake and decorate the cake (you can see some of the frosting melting off). He said after eating frozen boxed cakes at the chow hall, he was looking forward to one of my, made from scratch, fresh cakes. A little to fresh and out of the oven though. Hard to decorate a warm cake, but boy was it good!!!!
For my daughters last day of school, I surprised her and her class with cupcakes. Just a vanilla cupcake recipe baked in ice cream cones with butter cream frosting. I wanted the frosting to look like ice cream and achieved that affect by freezing the butter cream and using an ice cream scoop. The kids loved them! One little boy was half way through his, when he said, "Hey, this isn't ice cream!". This was a great treat to start summer vacation! Easy to make, but hard to transport. Gotta work on that.