This morning, I made 48 cupcakes. Why 48, you ask? Well, let me explain a little. I started out with just 24, but then something happened...
-a jingling sound coming from downstairs
-when I went down the stairs, Penny shot upstairs past me
-crumbs on the tile and carpet
-missing cupcakes...5 to be exact
-a dog with a guilty conscience...
When I came upstairs, this is where I found her. At least she shared with Ollie! He was still chowing down on the carpet when I came downstairs.
Lesson learned this morning...Put cooling racks at the back of the counter, When Penny is downstairs by herself bad things happen, Penny can reach the counter top and has no self-control!
So, I made 24 more cupcakes since I had no way of knowing which had dog drool on them and I was making them to take to school. Why you ask, well, at 4:38 this morning, my baby turned 9! I'm in a bit of disbelief...in my mind, he's not big enough to be 9 yet!!! Tay is a bit sad that Kevin is missing his birthday, so I decided to surprise him at school with a treat for him and his class. Enter cupcakes!
Ollie and Penny ate the cupcakes while I was making the cute cupcake picks! They're super easy! I chose my colors...Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive, then I stamped some stars (from the Seeing Stars set) in those three colors on Whisper White cardstock. I cut it into 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 squares and matted them with scalloped squares in those colors. The letters were cut with the Billboard die and my Big Shot. The words were only 19 letters and I had 24 cupcakes, so I made some star picks too. here's how I put them together.
There's a toothpick sandwiched between two scallop squares so that they could just sit in the cupcakes. That dimensional is important if you're using round toothpicks like I did! The star picks were made the same way. Sorry, I don't have a good up close picture of the finished picks. In my rush to get to the school before lunch I forgot to take a close up! Oops!
I also made a little matching card for Taylor...which is waiting here at home for when he gets home from school.
Quick, easy and I only used scraps! Here's a closer look at the dimension.
And, finally I'm going to leave you with some pictures of the birthday boy. Here he is when he was 19 days old.
It's hard to believe that 9 years has gone by since he was born! He has grown and changed so much. And, it's hard to believe that in another 9 years he will be getting ready to graduate from high school!!! He's such a sweet boy, and I know that the next 9 years will be filled with just as many good times, laughs and memories as this past 9 years.
Have an inspired day!