Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Cupcake Birthday!

Wow, what a day this has been! My niece Maria will be 14 years old on Wednesday, and her party was today. I always make her cakes and I was excited about this year's cake. I decided to go with a cupcake theme. I had my eye on a new cupcake pan from Wilton which makes a giant cupcake! Really cute! Here's the cake. This cake actually served about 11 people! Maria likes green so that's the color I frosted the bottom half. The pan actually makes the bottom fluted, so you could leave it unfrosted, but what's cake with only half of it frosted?

I also made chocolate cupcakes because I didn't think this cake was going to serve so many! I bought these cute cupcake liners, but you couldn't see the design on them because of the chocolate cake! Here's a picture of them...I borrowed the cupcake stand from my friend, Tracy. It looked really festive!

I even got Maria a new Pandora cupcake charm for her bracelet! I was very happy to see that one at the jewelry store! Now with all this cupcake stuff going on, I had to make her a cupcake card! I used Sweet Celebrations from Taylored Expressions. I also used Taylor's cupcake challenge #41 for this week. It was the perfect sketch for this card. The dp is Basic Grey's Cupcake (did I go overboard with the cupcakes or what?) and I also used Certainly Celery, Regal Rose and PTI white. The image was stamped in Adirondack Pitch Black and colored with copic markers. To get the scallop on the bottom of the celery piece, I used SU's scallop border punch. I used a white gel pen to accent the scallops. The sentiment was cut out using the tag nestabilities and I simply ran a ribbon behind it and pulled the tails out the holes. The corners of the dp were punched with the ticket corner punch and I placed dew drops in the corners. It's hard to see, but I put glitter on the cherry, the flames of the candles and the accents on the cake. Maria loved the "cupcake" theme and her cupcake charm. I'm glad this day is over. I used to make 3 to 4 cakes on a weekend when I was in that business, but now I don't know how I did it! It's exhausting work and messy! I came home from the party and still had to clean the mess! I can still smell all the frosting! Well, have a great week and thanks for checking in!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Maria!


Cheryl said...

Lisa, you really "take the cake" and by that I mean the top prize for making something special from a theme! Love your giant cupcake cake and the terrific card to match! Cheryl
p.s. Is Hobby Lobby worth a trip from out here to Buffalo? I've never been to one.

LeAnne said...

Oh yum, yum, to all three--cake, cupcakes & card. I hope your niece knows how lucky she is!

diane zechman said...

what a sweet card! and I LOVE the cake! I saw that pan but didn't check it's cute!

MarikaGabez said...

WOW...i love three-cake.
To see the first time.


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