This weekend I made some sweet treats for Addie, a little girl who I used to nanny for. She had an ice cream themed party and turned the magic number 3! They grow up so fast...
For the party, I made 24 pink swirl cupcakes with big sprinkles. They were chocolate with cream cheese icing and they were SO GOOD.
close up of the cupcakes
Birthday girl with a birthday cupcake. Look at her cute dress!
But that's not what I was really excited about (although they were pretty much the best tasting cupcakes I've ever eaten). I was excited about the ICE CREAM CONES! Each of these adorable cones is filled with a cake ball (cake+icing mixed together and mushed into balls) and then coated in vanilla candy melts. Topped with chocolate and a fondant cherry, they were the cutest things I've ever seen.
Can you see the "dropped cone" in the middle of the stand on top? It was done on purpose and I thought it made the perfect top to the perfect stand (see info on stand below)
John made the stand and did a great job! He only had about a day's notice and spent his entire Friday making this for the party. Turned out PERFECT. Couldn't ask for a better guy.
Oh, and don't worry. I paid him back with a trip to the movies to see Inception. And I have a feeling he'll find some cash in a pocket of his one of these days seeing as he refuses to take moolah from me...
On another random side note, I didn't take the pictures either - Addie's dad, Steve did them since I refused to stay at the party for too long, knowing that I would only stress about something terrible happening (see disaster cake here for insight into what sort of nightmares I have). Anyway, they turned out great and I'm going to have to look into getting a better camera so I can take pics like these!
I had a blast doing this (didn't cry once!) and would love to do it again. Word on the street was that everything tasted scrumptious and people went home happy. That's what we want, folks.
I'm out. Cupcake post #3 will be up later...
I got the idea for the ice cream cones from Bakerella. She has an amazing blog here, and you should totally check it out and see all of her wonderful creations!