Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

 Look what we're making!

Aren't these adorable cupcakes?

I'm no baker so we just used a box cake and a canister of frosting. As I frosted each cake, I handed it to Alfredo who perfected the technique of rolling the frosted top in a plate of green sugar (Pearlized Emerald by Wilton). 


Then Alfredo decorated the tops with little foil chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. (all the while eating just as many as he put on)

Don't you love the new cupcake wrappers you can find these days? I love them but I find that the design goes away when you bake them. So I baked these cupcakes in old-school foil cups and then added the pretty cups post decorating (they are from Meri-Meri's cute cupcake kits)

I was just going to use regular pipecleaners but then had a terrific idea! 


 Here we had a kitchen table full of Easter egg dye cups that I was just going to toss (we'd already dyed all the eggs and our fingertips!) So I thought what if I plunk some all cotton pipecleaners* into that dye and see what happens...

The result? Fabulously dyed pipecleaners!

All cotton pipecleaners can be found at tobacco shops and are still used by pipesmokers for their original purpose.

Back to making cute Easter baskets. I'll show you a prettier picture of them tomorrow.

16 comments:

Judy said...

Sooo cute!
Happy Easter to you.

Amy said...

So adorable! I've never seen pearlized sugar before!

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Donna said...

I bet you are enjoying it all more than ever now that Alfredo can join in with you. Sweet.

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adorable!

Mary said...

love those!!! i'm going to try and keep them in mind for my party next year. this year we're doing butterflies... and you are so right about the adorable cupcake papers disappearing cuteness when baked *sigh* next years theme might be "bunnies and baskets" (easier ;) ) and these would be PEFECT! :)

koralee said...

My kinda fun my friend...yahooo...we dye eggs tomorrow!

Sending you ooodles of Easter L*O*v*E sweet friend.

rental elf said...

Very nice, thanks.

tina said...

I love the pipe cleaners! I'd better pack some fabric to use the extra dye on this year. I mean to do it every year and forget.

I saw the mention of you in Selvedge. How fabulous!

Suz said...

I love your baskets, Amy, and I especially love that dear Alfredo did them with you. As for the pipecleaners...great idea. I am a fool for dyeing things!
Hugs,
Suz

Pretty Things said...

Those are adorable! Your blog is just so full of happy!

Maaike said...

Very pretty and cute Amy! Have a Happy Easter too,
love Maaike

bluemuf said...

Wow...the cupcake baskets are so sweet. Love them

Happy Easter
Karen

Stevie said...

I hope you and your wonderful family had a beautiful Easter Sunday!!! I just LOVE these cupcakes and how you got Alfredo involved in the process. xo

very merry vintage style said...

Oh so pretty! Wish I had seen this earlier... now it's into the files for next year!
Mary

Jenny said...

Adorable! I love it. And the pink pipe cleaners just make it perfect!

corinne at goodness recycled said...

These are darling Amy! And thanks for the tip about the pipecleaners - I am totally intrigued! xo