Corrie's birthday was last week, and we held a low-key party at our house this weekend (well, as low-key as you can be with seven under-five kids in the same house). I had asked my daughter what kind of birthday party she wanted to have. "PINK!" she answered (or, more accurately, "pank", because I'm raising my Southern girl to talk purty).
Though my cake-decorating attempts have, in the past, resulted in something scary, I actually stumbled on a fun idea for her cupcakes this time around.
Here was the centerpiece at her party. Look, it's a big pile of flowers...
Or is it? Actually, those are individual cupcakes, all propped up on some cheapy little cupcake stand I found:
This was so easy to do. It's just regular Betty Crocker cupcakes and icing. I used food coloring to make the icing green and sprinkled some green sugar on top. I bought some $1 bouquets at the dollar store, clipped off the ends, washed them in soap and water (because I do not know what mysteries are lurking in the floral bins at the dollar store), and stuck a bloom in the top of each cupcake.
Cheap, simple, and very, very pank.