Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cupcake Camp Seattle!

I was thrilled to find out on a recent biz trip to Seattle that Cupcake Camp would be there at the same time!

Here are the happy campers...the line was super long!

Two awesome people I met in line:

While I was chatting with these two, we got word that the cupcakes were gone! Bummmmmmmer! But all the proceeds all went to the Hope Heart Institute. What is better than cupcakes and a great cause?

This was my fave! I LOVE orcas.

Thankfully, some kind folks gave me one of their cupcakes inside. But let's be real, I wasn't going in to get a cupcake, I wanted to meet Jessie Oleson of Cakespy!

Above a gal is modeling Trophy Cupcakes, except they had all been bought! Wouldn't it have been amazing to see the dress filled with cupcakes?! So sad I missed it.

Below is one of my fave cupcake vendors...although I have yet to buy some of their awesome "couture!" Check out more at Bella Cupcake Couture...they'd be awesome for a party!

These vendors were from Wink Cupcakes. I loved the cupcake headband! I need one of those!!

Last but not least, I can't help photographing children wherever I go (don't worry, I had permission from her mom!). And I loved her shirt. :)

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Friday, May 14, 2010

alphabet party!

Meet Max, the newly-turned two year old! He is modeling the alphabet shirt that grandma made for his party. I'm finally blogging his party...only a month after, not bad, right?!

The table:

The invites:

This was my plan for the invites...I sewed together two sides of the invitation with red yarn and put the name of Max's friend inside! Unfortunately, mommy wanted to invite her friends too, so I ended up just printing the invites on the front and back, but I loved the idea! I found these little wood letters at the dollar store to make the names.

Here is the party hat my mom and I made for Max...I am so in love with it that it is still being used as my table centerpiece in my kitchen!

Too bad Max hated it though...

His birthday cake! (See next post for a tutorial!)

These cupcakes were simple...but there is just something about piping up the frosting that makes them sooooo cute! I found the mini-letter tiles at Wal-Mart.

A couple of the party guests...

I made party hats with letters glued on for Max's little friends.

Decor...M&M's, letter stamps, alphabits, and letter beads.

My mom made this darling alphabet tablecloth for the party. Picked up the plates at Zurcher's.

My grandma found alphabet letter candy at Cost Plus World Market...it was a HIT!

Max's banner:

We decorated the floor with these alphabet tiles to match the cupcakes!

My favorite part of the party was these alphabet tater-tots! The party was at 10 am so we served them for breakfast. I found them at Harmons.

More decor...

My friend Kara found these AWESOME Dick and Jane style vintage letter books at Costco, and let me borrow the letters to Max's name.

My favorite quilt from my mom...guess what it has on it! Numbers! Just kidding.

We found these huge letters at Jo-Ann's and spray painted them blue.

I was going to hand out little bags of alphabits as favors with a letter stamp attached, but I ran out of time! (as usual...)

This is the thank you I sent out to the guests!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

alphabet party cake

Max's cake was a hit at his alphabet party! This is how I created it:

1. Make brownies in an 8x8 square pan.

2. Cut the brownie in half and form a T (Max's favorite letter!)

3. Frost with peanut butter frosting!

4. Make a white cake in the square pan. I added chocolate cheerios to the mix! YUM!

5. Trim the cake as needed and cut it in half. Put it on top of the frosting.

6. Frost the cake with chocolate peanut butter frosting. Decorate with M & M's! I used Alphabits cereal for the letters on the cake and as decoration around the cake. (They were sprayed with Wilton red cake spray!)