Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First Birthday Cupcakes and a Cupcake Party!

My little guy turned one last July (2010) and I made him some sweet animal cupcakes.  I found the idea online by googling "zoo animal cupcakes." These are the cupcakes I decided to make.  This was also my first time ever making and using fondant frosting.  It was a new experience, and lots of fun!


 I had so much fun making all of these cute little cupcakes!  It took me so long though!  My sweet husband made the tiger ones because we were running low on time.  They were a big hit at the party!


 You'll notice that some look like they have white dust on them...that would be powdered sugar.  The fondant was sticky, so that what we used as our "flour."


Yesterday, I found a month-long cupcake party that three awesome blogs are hosting.  It lasts through the end of July, so if you have any cupcake-related posts, link them up!  
 
Here are the Hosts: 

Check out my party tab to see where I am linking up!

26 comments:

BluBabesCreate said...

Thanks for the compliment! You've inspired me fondant!

Jacque said...

Stephanie, I wanted to stop by and say thanks for checking out my blog. Second, I wanted to say I love those cupcakes that you made!!!! They look so cute, I would've never guessed that this was your first time using fondant too! Good Job!! Could you please share this post on my Sundae Shake Up! I'll bet my followers would love to see these!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm your newest follower! :)

Amy said...

I absolutely love your scrapbooking posts.. I'm linking up from the linky party with Day and Age design. Please come visit heyimamy.blogspot.com!

xoxo

Donene said...

Wow! those cupcakes are so adorable! I love them, and so much work, there too cute to eat! Thanks for visiting!!

Andrea said...

OMG OMG OMG! These are more they cute!! they re adorably sweet!!

Thanks for visiting my blog Stephanie, I also became a follower!!!

xoxo Andrea

Karima said...

Hi saw you on link party, I love your post, how creative! Now google friend following you, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

Just Jaime said...

Cute! Love the elephant the best =)

Crystal said...

SO cute. I had a reader looking for zoo related b-day party ideas a few weeks ago.

I would love for you to link up and share these tips/pointers over on my mommy solution meme.

http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/07/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-2/

palmettosandpigtails said...

Hi! Love your cupcakes! I, unfortauntely, am not creative in the kitchen....but I love reading about your creations! I hope you don't mind that I referred your post on my blog. Come visit me at www.palmettosandpigtails.wordpress.com

Thanks! -Shara

palmettosandpigtails said...

Hi! Love your cupcakes! I, unfortauntely, am not creative in the kitchen....but I love reading about your creations! I hope you don't mind that I referred your post on my blog. Come visit me at www.palmettosandpigtails.wordpress.com

Thanks! -Shara

Kara Lowe said...

Corn Starch keeps it from going sticky. I learned that during my internship doing cake decorating with Desi's Custom Cakes in Shelley. :)
Kara

Delaney said...

How fun are these!

TanyasTreasureTrove said...

Hi! Following you from a blog hop!:0)
Hope you visit me and return the follow!

Caren said...

Never would have thought that was your first time making those! They look fantastic! What fun for a party cupcake!

Big D and Me said...

These look professional! Love making cakes for my kiddos - made a couple of Lego cakes recently - visiting from Ladybird Ln.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Awesome decorations :)

Jenn said...

I am so impressed - you did an amazing job!!! You should come and enter my cookbook giveaway! http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/07/30-minute-rolls-and-giveaway.html

Glo Sews said...

Oh My Goodness, those are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen! I love them, email me a bite please!!


glosews

Ashley said...

so dang cute:)

Rachel said...

So Cute! They look difficult to make. I would love it if you would stop by and link this up to the crafy link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
:) Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-link-party-2-cure-for-common.html

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

These are darling! I'm sure they were a bit hit at your party.

Something Swanky said...

What a great idea!! THanks for sharing :)

Ashton
www.somethingswanky.com
{Sweet Treats Thursday}

Carly said...

wow, these are amazing! I don't think I have the talent, patience or fine motor skills for a project like this! I love the show Cake Boss, you should be on that!

Jamie said...

Those are simply adorable. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your cupcakes. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Jenn Erickson said...

Your cupcakes turned out absolutely wonderful!!

Beautiful work -- you definitely have a knack! Next time, give cornstarch a try in place of the powdered sugar. It's flavorless and brushes away beautifully with a soft-bristled paint brush. If you put a cup of cornstarch inside a new knee-high stocking and tie it off, it makes the perfect tool for lightly dusting your work surface.

Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

Jenn

lovecrafts said...

Lovely ideas for parties, my kids love it very much, thanks for sharing

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