Happy Polar Bear Day!

February 27th is Polar Bear Day!  In honor and celebration of these amazingly cute bears, we of course made cupcakes!  Click here to learn more about polar bears and ways that you too can celebrate and help protect these animals.

For the cupcakes:  we decided on Devils Food mini cupcakes with our favorite whipped frosting.  Then we used all kind of delicious chocolate and coconut candies to make their cute little faces and paws.  AND we even found tiny tiny marshmallows for the ears!  I promise those will be used with a LOT of different things.  These cupcakes were kid approved earlier this afternoon, rest assured!

Happy Valentine’s Day–Part 1

We dreamed up this idea a couple weeks ago and have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to execute it.  We decided to make mini-cupcakes with a surprise inside!  The surprise?  A cookie!  We made strawberry cupcakes with a Nilla Wafer baked into the bottom and Valentines Fun-Fetti cupcakes with a mini Oreo baked into the bottom.  They are so cute and delicious–it’s like a yummy little crust at the bottom of the cake!

We learned a lot about mini cupcakes today: 1) bake them at around 325 for 18 minutes; 2) one box of cake mix will make 72 mini cupcakes; and 3) one canister of frosting will frost 72 mini cupcakes.

So, after I tied on the apron I made in the 7th grade and queueing up Frank Sinatra, we rocked out 12 dozen mini cupcakes.  12 DOZEN.  Needless to say, we are taking a ton to work and making Valentine’s deliveries to family friends!

Thank you, morning sunshine, for making my pics turn out great!