Tuesday, April 21, 2009

cupcakes, butterflies and soccer balls.....

Tomorrow is our sons 6th birthday....so in honor of his special day. I done the mom thing and made cupcakes to take into his class tomorrow. No, these butterfly aren't for him!! Long story short...DD was sick with strep on her birthday and missed out on getting her little birthday party at school. So, I made hers along with his today. I can truthfully say, I enjoyed this baking adventure. All 40 something butterflies, cupcakes and soccer balls!! I gotta add the 2lbs of icing I made...Since I haven't baked anything cool lately. I usually make their birthday cakes in a theme they choose. I must be getting geared up for that! lol

My sweet little helper worked beside me with her 3 yr. old sized apron on......she cracked all the eggs for me and put all the baking cups in the pans. We had such a happy time!

The butterflies are made out of melted chocolate. They look difficult but they're very quick and easy to make!

I found these baking cups at Wal-Mart and thought it would be cute to use soccer ball from the Sporting Goods stamp set by Stampin' UP to make picks to coordinate with the soccer baking cups. To make the picks. (1.) I stamped the soccer ball. (2.) Embossed it. (3.) Punched it out. (4.) Applied hot glue to the back of the soccer ball. (5.) Placed toothpick in the glue. They're ready to use in just a few minutes!

We're headed to town...gotta run! Have a happy evening!! :) ~Lori


tina April 21, 2009 at 7:01 PM  

Very cute, Lori. Happy Birthday to your son :)

Angela April 21, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

So cute and so yummy looking...Great butterflies!

MaryJo April 21, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

Wow, great job on both sets of cupcakes!!

Jenyfur April 22, 2009 at 3:56 AM  

You went above and beyond - you're a good mama! These look delicious!

MollyD April 22, 2009 at 6:08 AM  

You are making me hungry for cupcakes at 6 AM!

lauren April 22, 2009 at 9:01 AM  

those cupcakes are ♥AH♥MAAAAAAY♥ZING♥!!!
i am flabbergasted...by the butterflies, especially!

Lucy, England April 22, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

Amazing... how do you do it. Those butterflies are unbelievable. Easy... I don't think so!!!!! WOW.

Karen April 22, 2009 at 3:43 PM  

Wow!! Gorgeous! I think you deserve one of those fab mommy awards!! :> Those butterflies are stunning and I think your son's class is gonna love you! :>

Heidi Van Laar April 22, 2009 at 4:58 PM  

Oh my word...chocolate butterflies!! Fabulous!

Eva April 24, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

Yummy!!!! Thoe butterflies are just gorgeous!!!

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