No celebration is complete without cupcakes! At least, in my opinion!
I think, first, I will show you all the pretty pictures and how I made these. But be sure to scroll to the end for some comedic relief about my week with cupcakes!
Cupcake toppers are super cute and super easy. Whether you plan on making the cupcakes or not, cupcake toppers are a great way to step up your cupcake game.
These metallic number toppers are great for birthdays or anniversaries! I used gold metallic paper and I finally took advantage of my Silhouette Portrait
that I won last year!! I don’t know what took me so long to use it. That machine is a gem. I’ll be sharing more projects with it soon! You can also use an exacto knife and cut the numbers out yourself OR (even easier) use chipboard numbers to create this same look.
This next one might be my favorite! #favorite #five
Hashtags weren’t even around when I created this blog! Now they are everywhere, even on top of cupcakes! For those of you with Silhouette machines, I used the font Pilgi (I believe), reduced the space in between each character, and then used the “weld” option to link the letters together so it would print as one shape. Probably old news to seasoned Silhouette users but I was feeling pretty great for figuring that out! :)
Looks perfect on top of these Bird Bakery cupcakes!!
And finally, I created this fun “YAY!” topper. For all of these, I just glued the cut out letters/numbers to toothpicks with a hot glue gun. Easy peasy.
Photo tip: I got a little crazy with this gold paper. I really wanted to show off the metallic gold so I actually held a flash light in one hand and flashed the light onto the paper so that it would light up and sparkle while I held my camera in the other hand and snapped a picture. These are the times when I wish someone was photographing ME as well to see how ridiculous I look!
I originally printed these designs a little too small for the cupcakes, but it turned into awesome confetti! This would be another fun party decor idea for the Silhouette machine.
I mentioned earlier that these delicious cupcakes are from Bird Bakery in San Antonio. Bird Bakery is the cutest little spot here that I have been dying to go to. I actually made cupcakes last week for a San Antonio Bloggers Baby Shower! I did my best to make them pretty. I borrowed my sister’s piping tools, iced the cupcakes and put little flags in each one! I was feeling very proud of my creation. I hopped in the car to go to the shower and, I kid you not, as soon as I set those cupcakes in the heat the icing melted off and dripped down the sides of the cupcakes! Disaster. I felt terrible and I’m sure all of the San Antonio food bloggers were looking at me like, “Seriously?”. Oops. I was hoping I could use a couple of those cupcakes for this post…obviously not! So I swung by Bird Bakery the next day and decided I was going to use their pretty cupcakes! I could see their cute place and get a cupcake (two birds with one stone! pun intended!). I came home and for some reason I was trying to take these pictures during the most chaotic time of day in our house – dinner/bath/bedtime. By the time I got everything together it was almost too dark to take the pictures inside. No big deal, I’ll just take some outside. I set everything up outside and ran back in to grab something. When I came back out my beautiful cupcake was upside down in the grass. Disaster #2. Usually at this point I would scrap it and just move on but I already had the cute cupcake toppers and was determined to take pictures of them. I went to Bird Bakery AGAIN the next day and got two more cupcakes. Thankfully I was able to snap these pictures during nap time. Disasters averted! Cupcakes consumed! Post well done! Sort of. :)
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