Monday, October 1, 2012

Acoustic guitar cupcakes

My little brother had his birthday and just happened to be at our house to celebrate with us.  He recently got a new acoustic guitar, thus the cake.  It was kind of last minute, but since I had all the stuff out and I'd already made tons of guitars, what was one more?!  The picks on the cupcakes were my brilliant sister's idea.  They would have been flatter if I'd been more patient and let them dry out before putting them on the cupcakes, but oh well.  You get the idea!

I've been kind of sick of plain chocolate cake, but that's what my kids wanted.  So, I spiced them up a bit with pumpkin instead of oil, and cinnamon and nutmeg.  The frosting was a pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting.  Quite tasty in the end!
Happy birthday Neil!!!

Rock and Roll birthday cupcakes

What a lucky birthday boy to get these!  He got a drum set from his parents, so the theme was 'rock and roll,' thus the cupcakes.  Little electric guitars and drum sets.  I loved the red and black theme.  My kids even helped me decorate this time.  It was so much fun for all of us!
 Fresh lemon cupcakes with fresh lemon butter cream frosting.  SOOOOO tasty!!!

 All edible toppers.  The guitars and stars were all gum paste.
The drums were modeling chocolate and gum paste and the cymbals were on toothpicks painted with edible silver spray paint!

'Jem' birthday cake

Does any one remember the TV show "Jem?"  Well, I do, and so does the birthday girl who got this as a surprise on her birthday!!  Zebra stripes, stars, pink, pink electric guitars!!  What more could a girl want, right?  Happy Birthday, Christal!  I'm glad you got a little spoiled on your big 3-0 birthday!!!

It's all edible except the wires holding up the stars!!!