I’m a little obsessed with cupcakes. I think they’re just about the cutest things to ever grace bakery shelves, and these days they can be found just about everywhere from wrapping paper to jewelry. Yes, even Tiffany’s is in the spirit.
So when it comes to throwing parties, I like cupcakes to take center stage. I recently had a blast hosting a baby shower for my good friend Katie. Katie decorated her nursery in yellow and lavendar gingham with butterflies. Using that as my inspiration, I made lavendar gingham invitations, yellow and lavendar butterfly garland, and various other paper goodies. The piece de resistance? Giant cupcakes with yellow frosting and lavendar butterflies made from edible paper. Seriously. The butterflies were edible. I was in love with these cupcakes.
Then fast forward to today, when I just finished what might just be my cutest project ever. My adorable niece Morgen turns two this December, and what better theme for a 2 year-old’s birthday party than cupcakes? We’ll be celebrating on Thanksgiving since the whole family will be together — a rare and special occasion. Not only did I wrap her birthday gifts in my favorite cupcake paper, I made tags to match, complete with glitter. Then I decided to try my hand at a party hat. I’ve seen many DIY hats on paper crafting websites so I decided to make one decorated with what else — a cupcake. And ZOMG is it cute. Although Andy begged me not to, I made Steve model it for me. It’s like he knew it was pink — he ran the other way when he saw it in my hand and you can just tell from the expression on his face that he’s pissed at me.
Well, anyway, I’ll have to post pictures of Morgen wearing it at her party. I’m hoping she’ll like it more than Steve does. Until then — have a cupcake! They’re not just cute, they’re delicious too!