The first time I met her she smiled at me, and the entire room lit up. I fell in love!
Kelly really wanted the cupcakes to be patriotic. But she knew that Maeve had to have pink.
That was easy. I just switched out the red with pink.
I love that Kelly also asked me to create a "Chef's selection" for Maeve.
I really take advantage of the moment when people give me a few ideas, and then just let me go crazy with my own inspiration. For me, this freedom is when most of my cupcake magic takes place. I can let the Amanda love just pour out into whatever it is that I am baking..and swirling, sprinkling, or sparkling.
Maeve's cupcakes were truly magical. Not because I created them. But because Maeve has this brand new sweet energy that I bottled up when I met her. (Don't we all try to bottle up some of that energy we used to have as babies?) I knew I could feed that energy right back to her in cupcake form. And I am sure she played with the cake and frosting. Just what these cupcakes were meant for! ♥ A 1st birthday.
|These are the true "Amanda Cupcake" style cupcakes. Stacks and textures of yummy frosting.|
|Swirls & Twirls and Endless Dollops of Frosting.|
Lots of Frosting to play with ♥
|Part of enjoying life (which Maeve already learned on her first birthday!) is getting to eat the fancy frills. ♥|
|Amazing: Eating a cupcake with perfect little swirls on top for dinner. Double the amazing: Eating the chocolate #1 off a stick for dessert.|
|Baby, you're a firework. Come on let your colors burst.|
|I added a pink swirl to the peanut butter frosting.|
|I call this the cupcake that wants to be a birthday cake.|
|Stacks and stacks of love.|
An Oreo cookie on the inside bottom of the cupcake. The Cupcake itself. Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Buttercream. Another Oreo. And a non-pareil dot.
|This is what a firework would look like if it was made out of sugar.|
|Per Kelly's request, the "Chef's Selection."|
|Way better than what you can buy at the grocery store in the box.|
|I am all about using lollypop sticks to make my own cupcake toppers. This time the cupcake toppers were Maeve ♥|