cupcakes faux and real


Here's a little birthday gift for a pre-teen who's quit biting her nails... a cupcake container filled with six bright quick-dry nail polishes, dressed up as cupcakes! When the lid snaps shut they look just like perfect little cakes waiting to be delivered.


This is what 386 real cupcakes look like... more or less. The display table was full on Saturday and the Cheerios pulled from trays behind the table. They sold out in just a couple of hours. They offered special summer flavours including lemonade...


Zesty lemon sponge cake topped with a tart lemon-lime buttercream and a lime jelly wedge.


Orange creamsicle (orange sponge cake with a vanilla buttercream and orange jelly slice).


Sweet Tart candy-inspired (vanilla sponge tinted green with vanilla buttercream and a swirl of tart lime frosting, sprinkled with Sweet Tart candy).


The watermelon cupcakes were a huge hit! The sponge was vanilla with a watermelon extract added, pink colouring and mini chocolate chips (for seeds) and topped with vanilla buttercream, green and pink sprinkles and a watermelon jelly slice.


The Cheerios also offered their usual cupcakes including Oreo, death by chocolate, grasshoppers, red velvet, M&M, chocolate covered strawberry, bubblegum, and classic birthday vanilla.

Friends, the Cheerios are working frantically to raise funds for all-important safety mats so that they can jump, stunt and tumble without fear of injury and stay competitive as they enter senior categories at competition next year. Saucy has to say, she's just a little miffed. When was the last time you ever heard of a football team having to raise funds for their protective helmets and shoulder pads?

Preach.

13 comments:

Madison said...

The lemon and watermelon cupcakes look and sound delicious!

Vanessa @ VWPhotography said...

They look so gooooood! I'm craving a watermelon one right now!!! And good luck sending my husband on a 10 hour round trip drive just to satisfy my prego craving right? Too bad they didn't ship well!!!

It stinks having to fund raise for cheer, believe me, I know. I also know the other teams in our school never had to pay for their uniforms either! But, at least you have a football team to cheer for. Our town won't let us have one...

Awesome job to you and the Cherios! Good luck

MJ said...

The cupcakes look fabulous! I think the gym belongs to JL?

I hear you on the fundraising bit. It is very unfair that the sports budget isn't more equitably divided and the funding bias still favours sports that are male-dominated. That is so 20th century thinking...

Dana said...

Everything looks super yummy, I hope they raked it in. And believe me, I hear ya on the football budget vs. everyone else.....

Niki said...

Ohhhhh... Orange Dreamsicle... if only it would ship well across the continent...

SOINSPIRED said...

That's a lot a cupcakes! They look amazing. I'm loving all of the different cake pedestals. I hear you on the fundraising. Don't get me started on the fees that differ between Drumline and Football.

Anonymous said...

Those cupcakes look amazing,

While i was in high school we used the wrestling mats to practise perhaps there is something that could be used by multiple sports so that there is less fundraising?

Denise said...

Wow they look fantastic!

Wish we lived closer, I would support you for SURE!

Hope you girls had fun!

Jill said...

Those cupcakes look so scrumptious!! I love all the incredible flavor/color/topper ideas you come up with. Girl, you are amazing!

About the fundraising for safety supplies... it just isn't fair. That football team should be out there selling beef jerky or somethin', if you and your girls have to work so hard for funds. Just not fair.

Hugs,
Jill

LisaInCT said...

And you should be miffed... but the cupcakes looks YUM! No other sport uses them that you can share with?

the treat girl said...

Whoa!!!!! You had me at lemonade!!! Great job Cheerios :)

Angela G. Willis said...

You should be upset-its not fair!!!

But as always you and the Cheerios amaze me!

I think that its time for a special Aiden Bowman cupcake (like how they name special flavored martinis after movie stars, etc.), the perfect way to end the year... or offer them next year at your next big event!

faye said...

we got old mats from another high school- try calling other cheer coaches. We had to raise money for mats- this sounds bizare but they sold mattresses at a one day sale- sold 20 of them and made a ton of $$$
The girls were on corners waving people into the school with signs not actually selling the things