Monday, February 15, 2010

As Martha as I get

Every once in a Blue Moon, my inner Martha appears. Yesterday, I needed to put together something for Avery's closest buddies for Valentine's, so she and I decided to go slightly above and beyond on the cupcakes. Don't worry, I'm not giving myself airs, the mix and icing were straight out of a box, but it did the job!

Super easy - just make your cupcakes
Ice them if you like. Then, make a cut-out of a shape - adding a toothpick as a "handle" helps.
Dust with powdered sugar, then remove the cut-out.
It seemed the powdered sugar began to melt into the icing, so I tried a few without (plus, I kinda like icing-free cupcakes - Oh, the horror!) Still, made for a pretty picture...
And, of course - the aftermath.
I think we're still on a sugar high!

23 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

ooh sweet Alison, they look amazing!! Can I have one please ;)

Kathysue said...

Good idea to use the heart held with the toothpick I will have to remember that. You don't have to be Martha to make it special for Avery I am sure she loved them and they look pretty tasty to me. Kathysue

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Very cute...Martha!

Katie said...

cute idea! happy vday!

Krystle said...

Such a great idea! And they looked yummy too!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Cute cupcakes!

sara said...

Very cute, I'm sure Avery and her friends loved them! Happy Valentine's Day!

hopeless domestic said...

What a great idea! I will for sure be using this in the future! just adorable!!

Morning T said...

Martha would be proud Alison~ they turned out so pretty and your images are magazine worthy!

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

So lovely Alison! I'll take one please - XOXO!

Shea said...

Total Martha moment. I love it!

Averill said...

Very Martha, indeed!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

So cute and fun. I'll have to try this with my little one when she gets a tad older!

Sarah said...

such cute cupcakes.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Those turned out so cute!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those sweeties look delicious! Heavenly ~ heart ~ cupcakes, Alison!

Happy Thoughts!
Saskia

paula said...

what a cute idea, thanks for sharing.

corine said...

Hey, Martha would be proud.

Minnie said...

These look great! I, too, have difficulty channeling my inner Martha, mostly because most of the projects I like are way too complicated for my limited free time! But these look so tasty and pretty. I agree, they look as pretty as the originals.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

INTERESTING...I never would have thought to do this....ha! Very nice pics! :)

Jen Ramos
www.madebygirl.com
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Nienke said...

CUTE idea - and so easy! I'm trying to think of other shape cut-outs I can use...

tiina said...

What a cute post! I just discovered your blog, it's so much fun! Happy weekend:)

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am sure the room will be beautiful! I love the wisteria settee and seems like your concept is coming together. Sorry I cannot help on the Houston sources as I haven't lived there since high school. Boo Hoo.