Monday, February 2, 2009

Hello Cupcake


For the girlies' birthdays this year, I have handed them Hello, Cupcake and let them choose out their celebratory selection.  So far, I am thinking that cupcakes are way easier to decorate than cakes.  I have also found that the ideas in Hello, Cupcake are simple and geared toward the non cake decorator in all of us.  Chloe chose out this little box of chocolates idea to go with the February theme.  I think she just wanted all of the candy, personally.  The hardest part of hers was: 1. Trying to convince her that her cupcakes could be on a pretty plate with the same effect as a heart box and 2. Laying down a stinking $9.99 for a box of chocolates that I didn't even want after #1 proved unsuccessful.  3. Getting Elise out of the bulk candy aisle, screaming because she could not try all of the candies that seemed like samples from Costco.  Beyond the 3 previously mentioned issues, it was a piece of (cup)cake.  And a big hit with Chloe, which is what really matters.  

Rachel is debating between the owl cupcakes (which I am personally routing for) and a colorful birthday tower sort of thing.  I won't tell you what I want Autumn to choose because she will get on my blog, read what I say and then choose anything besides it just to be....like her father.

Oh!  Check out what Rachel wants for her birthday:  Two piano books with church songs in them, our piano tuned, and a library card. (which is free, but I haven't let her have one yet.)  I love you, Rachie.  And to top it off, here is what she told me she did while sleeping at a friend's house last weekend. "We made a blanket for the Russian orphanage, we wrote letters to missionaries, made cookies for our teacher and watched Anne of Green Gables."  I told her she obviously couldn't hang out with a friend like that! (winking all the way) I will add that she left out t.p-ing her friend's brother's fort, but I can't complain when the list started out so good, right?  

6 comments:

Becky said...

That was a good choice, I want to chow those down...Yum, Yum, Yum

Andrea said...

Hello, Cupcake is the best book ever! It is the book Connor got for Christmas. We have made the sunflower ones (for the teachers after Christmas -'thank you for letting your light shine this year') and the penguin ones for dinner after a friend's baby blessing.

nikko said...

What a cute girl. Her birthday wish list makes me smile, too. :o)

Grandma Linda said...

Oh Sarah the cupcakes are lovely! And yes they look very tempting.I love you sweetie.Miss you!

Annalia Romero said...

Adorable cupcakes! I may just have to get that book.
You are just a blogging fool lately. I've been slacking on mine. Don't know why I'm so unmotivated?

Jen said...

You make me want to move to Portland IMMEDIATELY so I can hang out and do all these fun crafty things with you... sniff sniff...