giant cupcake

Lady bug picnic cupcakes

So this is what keeps running through my head when I think about this order I did for a little girls 1st birthday party:

Do you remember that??

Anyway, here are some shots of the finished project. It was 84 cupcakes total so I had to make 84 little lady bugs. My finger tips were red for days!

Lady bug cupcakes

And a giant cupcake to match, for the little one to smash…

Giant Lady bug themed cupcake

Cute cute cute!

Halloween Cupcakes 2009

Halloween Cupcakes, originally uploaded by kristin_a.

Happy Halloween! Sorry I’ve been lax in my updates.

Here are some pictures from an order I received for a party down in San Diego last weekend. The order was for 7 dozen in 3 flavors. The party had 40 RSVPs. At 7 dozen, that gave each guest 2 cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcakes

And then the cupcakes were accompanied by a giant cupcake topped with a spider web and spiders and dripping cream cheese buttercream. Ewwww.

Halloween Cupcakes

These were really fun to make. I love baking during holidays because you really have an opportunity to make something fun and different and everyone goes along.

Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

Today is your birthday, dahnah dahnah, dahnah

Lots of birthday orders last weekend –

Giant cupcake 1st Birthday for a Girl

This was for a little girls 1st birthday. The parents requested this as her smash cake. I hope she had fun!

Custom 2 doz mini Queen of Hearts

Birthday mini cupcakes for a girls 8th from her aunt

Custom Happy Birthday mini cupcakes

More mini cupcakes. There were from a daughter to her mom. There were 4 doz mini’s total but I forgot to take a picture of the other dozen. You can’t see from the picture but I made embossed fondant discs accented with sugar pearls and disco dust. The lettering was also brushed with disco dust.

Lots of orders for mini cupcakes lately. And this weekend, I have two weddings on Saturday where one is for 450 mini cupcakes. Yowza.

I also had a tasting on Sunday for a little girl’s upcoming 4th birthday.

Tasting box

The little girl was a DOLL. Her favorite was the groovy with pink buttercream. And her mom liked the fauxstess. The birthday party theme is going to be Jasmine from Aladdin. I am going to make a giant cupcake that will look like a tower on an arabian castle and accompanying mini cupcakes with Jasmine crowns.

Alice in Wonderland theme cupcakes

So turning a giant cupcakes into a Cheshire cat was harder than I thought it would be. In hindsight, I think I should have used a different tip, like a star, to hide any hiccups. But I was trying to go for the striped look. Or next time, after I pipe, I’ll smooth it out with an angled spatula. I don’t know.

Anyhow, it’s done and here you go:

Alice in Wonderland themed cupcakes

And the client wanted some mini cupcakes with red roses on them as well as some white roses with red on them, ala “painting the roses red” get it?? ah ha!

Alice in Wonderland themed cupcakes - Painting the Roses red

For these, I ordered gum paste red and white roses from Wholesale Sugar Flowers and some Wilton red decorating spray and went to town. It was really fun spraying those roses! Now I’m itching to get an airbrush set. HAHA.

The Cheshire Cat was my Queen of Hearts flavor, the rose cupcakes were vanilla with vanilla buttercream and the tea cakes (not pictured) were Campfire.

Fe fi fo fum! Two more giant cupcakes

I had two giant cupcake orders last week for 1st birthday parties in my neighborhood. I love getting orders in my neighborhood because I’d really like to do more business locally. Be known as the neighborhood cupcake baker 🙂

So this one ended up really cute. It was for a little boy’s first birthday. His mom wanted a cool smash cake for him. The birthday didn’t have a character theme just a color one. And the colors were lime green, turquoise and blue. So I made a lime green candy wrapper and lime green turquoise and blue polka dots. Then cut custom fondant letters to spell out Happy Birthday Jack. And I made some fondant confetti too. Weeeee! I would love to see pictures of the little man smashing his fists into this!

Happy Birthday Giant cupcake

I really like the way it turned out. If I had a kid, this would totally be their first birthday cake.

The second giant cupcake was a construction theme cupcake. I forgot to take pictures of it though so I am hoping that the mom who ordered it sends me some. The little boys first birthday theme was Handy Manny. The mom requested a brown and construction yellow giant cupcake topped with “dirt”. I made a chocolate brown candy wrapper and piped on construction truck yellow buttercream. Then I sprinkled “dirt” on top. My dirt is comprised of gold and brown sanding sugar mixed together, more tan than gold and then sprinkle sprinkle! The mom was going to add Handy Manny figurines onto the cake once she got it.

Giant Gluten-free Cupcake

Giant Gluten-free Cars cupcake, originally uploaded by kristin_a.

I was asked to make a giant cupcake gluten-free for a little boy’s 2nd birthday. He had never had cake before! The theme for the birthday was Disney’s Cars. Since I am not a artist, I had to make something showcasing the other elements of the movie rather than make something look like Lightning McQueen.

The cupcake wrapper is made with candy melts in orange, red and yellow to match the fire on McQueen’s car. And the lightning bolts are made with fondant tinted yellow to also match McQueen’s car. And I found these cute cupcake rings of Tow Mater and Lightning McQueen that I put around the edge. And the frosting is a simple vanilla buttercream. What you can’t see is the inside of the cake! It’s filled with a mix of buttercream and mini chocolate chips. YUM!

Everything was gluten-free and the reviews were great! Even gluten eaters liked the cake. Success! And a little boy finally got to eat cake.

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