Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hello Cupcake!!!

I've told ya'll about my Hello Cupcake book before but I had to share again because I think it is just the greatest book. The author must have been a creative genius because I could never come up with such great ideas. That or has way too much time on her hands. However, I am happy to copy her ideas.

Hogan's new teacher had a birthday today. She loves plants and flowers. So the room mom and I decided to throw her a little "flowery" surprise celebration at school today. We went with the whole flower and plant theme. So Hello Cupcake came to the rescue when we were trying to decide what kind of cake. The book features these awesome sunflower cupcakes. They even suggest you put them in little terracotta pots. How cute is that. Mine are not near as good as the ones in the book but I still thought they turned out cute for someone who loves flowers.

The brown centers of the flowers are oreo cookies. (miniature for the small flowers and full size for the bigger flowers) And the lady bugs are red M&Ms.
After decorating them I stuck them into some pots for the kids to take home as party favors. I decoupaged the pots with the same flowers that I used in Mrs. Williams gift. You will see pictures at the bottom of this post.


I had some extra batter so I made some miniature cupcakes with miniature oreos for the siblings of the kinder kids. The little ones were even cuter. Too bad I didn't have any miniature M&Ms. If you like these sunflower cupcakes, you will love the rest of the book! It is awesome!



Here is Hogan enjoying his cupcake.





To go along with the theme of the cupcakes we gave her a potted plant with more than just a plant in it. The flowers are made out of the kids hands and then laminated. The small sticks have gift cards to some of her favorite places. All the kinder parents were so generous.



On the pot I wrote one of my favorite verses. and......




Then I used the kids thumb prints to make ladybugs, bumble bees and inch worms on the pot. A few decoupaged flowers to tie it all together and tada the gift is complete. It turned out really cute and I think Mrs. Williams was very surprised. I love to get crafty and creative and I just don't have time to do it as much as I would like. This was really fun.
Happy Birthday Mrs. Williams!!!

11 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This might be the cutest thing I've ever seen. I HAVE to get that book now. Here's my question - how in the world did you get all of those cupcakes to school and keep them looking cute?

da momma said...

NICE JOB!! That looks so fun and crafty lady!

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

That is amazing... I just hope that when Pierce is in school that a mom of your caliber is not in the same class... you will make me look bad... that is amazing.

Angie Campbell said...

That is truly amazing! You are soooo talented! I absolutely love it, and I know she loved it too!

Corrie said...

LOVE IT! I'm with Camille -- I hope there aren't any moms like you at my children's school! You make me look like a drooling moron.

Those cupcakes are fabulous -- and what a precious 'potted plant' for the teacher! I love anything with little kids' handprints on it. I'm sure she loved it too!

Next time I make some 'Hello Cupcake!' cupcakes, I'm asking you for advice. Yours look just like the ones in the picture!

Linda said...

Girlfriend. Where oh where do you find the time--you must NOT sleep? ;o) I am in awe of how good you are!!!! Those are ADORABLE!

The Robinsons said...

Ditto, Linda. You did ALL that, and you have HOW many kids? I'm doing good if I can get a load of laundry done some days ;)

Seriously adorable...all of it. Love the cupcakes (and the book), and the gift is thoughtful and sweet. Thanks for sharing your masterpieces!

ntaylor said...

Wow! Those look awesome...I wish I was that creative :)

Jaime said...

I LoVe iT! And, I am curious too-how do you transport them and keep them looking so cute? Mine always get messy.

Jill said...

so so so so so PRECIOUS!!!! i think we need to have an "elam girls crafting weekend". we could leave the kids at home with the guys and meet somewhere to craft the whole weekend. i love it, too, but never feel like i have the time~

Tricia said...

Coming from a past teacher, I know she LOVED it! I would have loved it! Where do you find the time! I hope when my kids get older, I can find time to do things like that too. I love doing things like that too! Great job!