Monday, February 4, 2008

The Real Deal






By now you all must surely know that I LOVE cupcakes. Not really the actual cupcakes to eat but everything you see made with them from placemats to paper. My cupcake obsession led me to buying the Giant cupcake pan by Wilton. I figured my daughter's birthday was the perfect occasion to try it out. The first picture is my attempt at the cupcake. It's going to take some practice. I decorated with icing that wasn't firm enough so it got kind of drippy on me. Both my boys want me to make this cake for their birthdays in March so I'll be getting more practice soon. I made regular size cupcakes too just in case we didn't have enough cake. My daughter's favorite color is purple thus the purple cupcakes!

My daughter turns 14 tomorrow. Can someone tell her to stop growing up on me?! We had her family party yesterday. Here's the birthday girl with her cake. She's such a sweet girl. Usually easy to please and doesn't ask for much. She loves family and traditions. She loves the family birthday parties. Loves to have her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins come over. She wanted to delay opening her presents as long as possible because she didn't want everyone to leave. I have a feeling she will always have this love of family.

14 comments:

Alexandra said...

This is really awesome Kathleen - I didn't even know they made such a thing as a giant cupcake tin...I need one! And, happy birthday to your daughter - they do grow up too fast, don't they??!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Amy G. said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your super cute daughter! ;) The cupcakes look great and that little stand is too cute! Hope you all enjoyed your family time! You are the cupcake queen! ;)

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Coolest cake EVER! Happy birthday to your daughter. Tell her I said 'No more growing!' ;0) Mel

Rose Ann said...

Oh....so yummy!!! Happy birthday to your DD!!!

Alex said...

OMGoodness look at those yummy cupcakes, they look scrummy well done to you xx

ddnjoys2stamp said...

Happy b'day to your daughter!!!
I'm checking my emails this am and haven't had breakfast yet,those sure look yummy!!! Beautiful too!!!

savitri said...

Happy birthday!! Lovely daughter, lovely cupcakes. M's birthday is today... ahh... she said, "mommy, I'll always be your little baby." So sweet...

Amber Porter said...

What a super cute cake!! I love it! I would never be able to attempt that!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Ah, she sounds like a sweetheart! Happy Birthday to her! My husband and I told our girls that we're cancelling all future birthdays, because we don't want them to get any older. They're not listening! I think the giant cupcake looks wonderful, and I LOVE your small cupcake tiered display! WOW! That a nice stand!

Gabby said...

*GASP* Kathleen...can you adopt me? Those look so yummy it's seriously making me drool...lol. Fabby job! P.S. Sorry I haven't been a great sister. *shame* I'm gonna be better now though. :D

muffysmom said...

Kathleen,
Checked in to see what you are up to--LOVE the cake! I have one of these cupcake pans also, but haven't tried it yet.

Lucky Daughter--can't believe she is 14. Wowza!

Lauren said...

Your daughter is beautiful - Happy Birthday!!! Love all the sweets - they are so colorful.

Betsy said...

cute idea! if this is what your first attempt looks like I can't wait to see #2 and 3!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Those look SOOOOO good!!! I want some!