Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Personalized Cupcake Toppers

I love cupcake toppers.

My obsession with them started a couple months ago when I was getting ready for my son's first birthday party.  My plan was to make cupcake favors with a personalized topper with his initial on it.  In the past I've bought toppers from our local cake supply store, but there is nothing I love more than the feeling of accomplishment so I decided to try my hand at making some of my own.  After much research, I decided to make them out of marshmallow fondant and I think overall were a success for a first time attempt. 

Anyhow, my friend, Hannah, owns a birthday party decorating business called 1st Dol and she did an amazing job decorating my son's first birthday party.  This week I will try to return the favor by making a few cupcakes for her son's first birthday party this weekend.

Here is a peak at the toppers I made for his cupcakes.  I'm quite smitten with them because my Tappits and I are finally starting to get along. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cupcake Glamour Shots!

My dear friend, Alyssa, came over a couple weeks ago to photograph some of my cupcakes.  She has many talents, but at the top of that list is photography!  It was our good friends' son's 1st birthday and I made some cupcakes for his party.  Here are couple shots that Alyssa took:

chocolate cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting

pumpkin cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting

coconut cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting