My step-daughter is a busy mother of two young girls and a speech therapist for a local school district. She called me a few weeks ago needing assistance in making cupcakes for a bridal shower she is co-hostessing. I remember the days of juggling children, homework, work, taking care of the home and trying to fit in extra-curricular activities. I don't work on Fridays this time of year so I volunteered to make them for her.
The colors for the shower are purple & green. A trip to our local cake supply store and I had ample supplies for the task! Pearls, sprinkles, royal icing flowers, colored cupcake liners!
I always feel so thrifty when I'm able to re-purpose an item that I already have. An embossing folder, that I use for paper crafting, makes a nifty little design maker for fondant. I colored the fondant, rolled out and pressed in the folder, using a rolling pin to get the design into fondant. I then cut out my embossed fondant with a tiny cookie cutter. Voila! An embossed heart!
I drool at pictures of decorated cupcakes on various blogs and Pinterest. Mine never look quite as good. At first I get disappointed but then I think of the things I can do that those wonderful decorators can't (can they drive a race car?) and then I don't feel so bad. Decorating cupcakes & cookies is not a regular activity for me so what we end up with is what we get! I think they turned out cute and I hope Carly likes them! I enjoyed the creative activity and helping her out!