Friday, January 15, 2010

Show and Tell: Cupcake Tower for Ella's Birthday

It was my not-so-little-baby-anymore, Ella's THIRD birthday on Monday and we made her a cupcake "cake." Ella wanted carrot cake so carrot cake she got! This is the fleet before frosting.

Wearing her apron while we were baking, Ella thinks, "Hmmm...To lick or not to lick? Where do I attack this cupcake?" I could not help but let us *snack* on a cupcake during the baking process.

Then she figured out just where to attack the frosting. Somehow, for Ella, cupcakes are still mostly about eating the frosting.

We bought a special cupcake holding stand which is oh so cool!! Admittedly, I could have tried a bit harder on the decorations. I got a little discouraged with the colors since all I could find at the store were pastel "baby" colors... I am not a decorating genius.

Later after dinner Ella was happy with her special cupcake.

For her birthday we gave Ella a new bunny. She has her original bunny that she carried around since she could grasp it with her little hands on the right. The new bun is on the left (obviously).

I think the three of them are going to be OK together.

10 Goddesses Have Spoken:

Suzi said...

Those were some tasty cupcakes!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Ella looks so happy! What a lucky girl to be showered with so much love.

Ashley said...

Oh my! How precious! Those cupcakes look might yummy to me!
I love the photo of Ella and her bunnies! I have a bunny as well that I have cherished since I was four, now I'm 21!

Happy belated birthday to her!

Pricilla said...

Cupcakes are good.
Bunnies are better.

Happy Birthday to Ella!

Persuaded said...

Oh my! Those beautiful lonnng lashes! Those sweet little rosy cheeks! Could she be any more adorable?

And I always bought extras of my kids' beloved objects... but I never told them they were extras. I tucked them away and rotated them every time I put the lovey through the wash. Shhh, don't tell. Deception, thy name is Diane;)

Julia said...

Persuaded!! I wish I was that cunning. My kids are spoiled with their blankets and clutchy animals. :) You make me laugh though. Deception from Persuaded!!

Miss Dot said...

This is such a sweet post! I love how you say that for Ella, cupcakes are still about the icing. What about for me?? I love the icing, too!! OK, fine, I KINDA like the cake... but I REALLY like the icing!

I LOVE your decorations, too! They're perfect for the occasion!

That picture with the old and new bunnies is adorable :) I suspect it won't be too long before NEW bunny and OLD bunny look like twins ;)

Aunt Spicy said...

Happy Birthday Miss E! Love the cupcakes and the bunny's!

The Cookie Girl said...

Happy Belated Birthday Little Miss Ella!

Becca said...

They look so YUMMY! I love them on the tower... It looks like a great time was had by all.