I promised my husband though that I wouldn't go overboard...so, I took a few short cuts to save myself time/work. First, I used a store bought cake mix. I also used store bought frosting (hey, no sense in re-inventing the wheel, right?! The fun part is the decorating!)
Then, to make them adorable, I had to think of something simple that would create a big impact on little ones...and the answer was so EASY! Since my son's party is an art-theme, crayons were the logical choice!
So I made fondant crayons as cupcakes toppers! And to save myself more time, I alternated the crayons with fondant apples (with tootsie rolls cut into slivers for stems). I added a little icing leaf on the apples to make them look a little more authentic).
And I have to give a shout out for my cupcake liners - love them! They're the new Reynolds "StayBrite" cupcake liners that don't fade once they're baked. They held up remarkably well and gave the cupcakes a little extra pizazz!
|Little leaf confetti sprinkled on for fall and back-to-school time!|
The little ones and their parents were "Oooooing" and "Ahhhhing" this morning as they peeked in the bakery box to see the snack. They were deciding what color fondant crayon they'd choose or whether they wanted an apple instead :)
I can't wait to hear how they kids enjoyed their fluffy little school-time snack as they say their daily prayer...
God is Good,
God is Great,
Let us thank Him,
For our snack.
Hope you enjoyed your little peek! :)