Finally! The great day of cupcake celebration has arrived. Today I spent the afternoon with a great group of ladies, baking and decorating two types of cupcakes for Father's Day: Red Velvet Elvis and Military Camouflage cupcakes. Before I share highlights, Loopy wants you to meet "Cupcake Ninja":
She stitched this little guy in home economics class for the sewing portion of the course. She liked the pattern so much she is planning on making him some friends over summer vacation.
For my Virtual Cupcake Saturday contribution, I made Bakerella's Cupcake Pops! In Loopy's school colours, for a graduation party on Saturday night. I made fifty of them.
They were time-consuming but worth it. Moist and delicious and super-super cute! Especially dressed up like that to go to a party.
This is just a gratuitous shot of the burn on my finger from making candy this week! Hot! Hot! Hot! Ouch. It doesn't hurt anymore but it is in my way.
All ready to go to the party with Loopy! Have fun, little cupcake pops!
I borrowed Loopy's new cupcake sneakers for Cupcake Saturday. I like that we have the same size feet now. These cuties are from Payless Shoe Source.
Karen brought me a card to celebrate what should be a national holiday, don't you think? Cupcake Saturday every year!
I made every participant a cupcake necklace.
Supplies all lined up and ready to go.
Gah. Check out the look on my face. Every picture I have of myself teaching, I have a goofy look on my face. All the pictures I have of teaching at high school, universities and conferences, goofy looks! I need to do something about that. Oh, well. Look at our cute cupcakers!
Yes, she is wearing something under that apron!
People who bake cupcakes are happy people!
Special thanks to Jerri-Lea, she did so much work at the event! She washed and organized and wiped and basically did as much as she could do to keep us on schedule and everything running smoothly. Thank you, dear friend.
Military cupcakes frosted and sprinkled, ready for decorative star picks! Another huge thank you to MJ who ran to Michaels in her city and went to the trouble of picking up more of the cupcake papers we needed for this recipe and sent them to me by bus - on the last day before her holiday. She SAVED Cupcake Saturday!
Military cupcakes, embellished with a dog tag and ready to go.
If you are visiting for Virtual Cupcake Saturday, the following bloggers are participating in our day of cupcaking across the internets. Pay them a visit and enjoy all the sugar:
The following are IRL (in real life) Cupcake Saturday bakers who have blogs... perhaps they will post about our afternoon of mixing, frosting and sprinkling.
Friends, you might not see me for a couple of days. Cupcake Saturday took a lot out of me, and I have a list - a mile long - really - to finish before Loopy's middle school farewell tomorrow night. When I say I was up past midnight working on the slide show... I will say that because The Fan is reading but the rest of you will know I really mean 4:30 a.m. I promise to get it all done and post lots of photos, announce Cupcake Saturday winners and be back with another - and maybe my most fabulous - no kidding - giveaway later this week!