Last weekend, my little brother Tyler and his babe-alicious "lady love," Danelle, paid our McD clan a visit. Those lovebirds are a real kick in the pants, and we had oodles of fun. (I would like to pause here to state the following, since Ty has not been introduced on this blog-o-rama until now: I am the girl version of Tyler, and he is the boy version of me. We're kooky and we look a lot alike. Observe "Exhibit A.")
Isn't he darling? And a real sweetie pie, too!
SO...with Ty and Danelle coming to SLC, I knew I wanted to plan a really spectacular activity! Ms. Lilly thought having an Easter party would be a "great idea." (She frequently says that: "Isn't it a great idea?") I eagerly agreed!
Our Easter party involved dying eggs, eating pizza, hunting for brightly-colored plastic eggs in my itty bitty backyard, and...
CUPCAKES!!!!! We decorated cupcakes!
In order to most efficiently decorate cupcakes that will knock your socks off, you need a super sassy, retro, flirty-girl apron. Pearls are not mandatory, but they do give the ensemble a nice June Cleaver touch.
Next, you need supplies. And by "supplies" I mean "candy." Lots and lots of candy.
Behold, Mama Leisha's creations!! (I. Am. A. Cupcake. Goddess.)
"Student projects" that did NOT get a passing grade; or rather, cupcakes that were crafted by decorators who might not have what it takes to "make it."
|A golf ball on a tee. Very creative, but lacking Easter bunny cuteness. C+|
|Ahh!! Satan's vampire bunny cupcake...with chops! Scary. F-, James!|
How I feel about my brother and my man refusing to make adorable, coconut-faced bunnies, with pink jelly bean noses:
My star pupil, Insanely Photogenic Danelle! A+ And when I get asked by Ms. Winfrey's producers to host my own domestic diva show--which I will call, "Move Over, Martha," and premiere on OWN--Danelle will be my assistant.
Have I mentioned how much I love cupcakes!?! Is there anything more fun to decorate, more delightful to eat? Nope. A cupcake really is happiness in a baking cup, and spending time with my loved ones is the icing on top.
"Hoppy" Easter! Be sure to celebrate by eating a cupcake. Or two.
Like what you see? Want to recreate these yourself? Check out these links:
www.allthingscupcake.com (A linkity-link that I adore!)