Everyone at least once in their life should host something as fabulous as a Giant Sparkly Cupcake Party. ♥ I did last week, and it was wonderful.
(This is me and my giant sparkly cupcake, photo courtesy of my talented friend Angela from Angel Cakes).
I made a cupcake vow to my hometown of Waupaca, and to all my cupcake friends......When I reached 1000 "likes" on the Amanda Cupcake Facebook page, I would return the love by baking and swirling a giant sparkly cupcake like magic.
I invited everyone in town and from afar to eat my giant cupcake magic with me.
And if you dare...you could wear a tutu with me while eating a cupcake at the same time. I mean..I spill frosting and edible glitter on my tutu often! I wonder what my designer Mir Tutu thinks of that?
The journey to becoming a giant sparkly cupcake isn't always predictable. (This is what my colorful cake batter looked like in the pan before baking).
..This is the unpredictable proof, at 350 degrees. My colorful cake batter turned into a very beautiful kaleidoscope while baking. (Hint: Curiosity is a good thing! I would have never discovered such a beautiful sight if I wasn't curious enough to peek inside the oven 10 minutes after my giant cupcake started baking!)
I am glad I didn't eat my giant sparkly cupcake alone.
So many of my friends showed up,
and they are all wonderful characters:
A Tu - Tu Designer.
Two Cupcake Superstars.
Some Young Aspiring Superstars.
My Artist Boyfriend. (the one who made this amazing drawing of me).
An Adorable Birthday Girl and Her Daddy.
My Friend from the Waupaca Middle School Dance Team (remember Chocolate Peanut Butter Love?)
My blonde bombshell of a friend. (there's always a blonde bombshell).
My past high school teacher who gives the best cupcake hugs.
My Make-Up Artist Friend Kate Unger who gave make-overs all night.
Nicki Minaj as the soundtrack.
Or what about this Ranch Bacon Cupcake that tasted just like a dream Subway sandwich, masterminded by my Master Chef friend Lonnie and her talented tutu designer sister Miranda?
Lonnie and Miranda call them Dainty Dinners. ♥
Who says cupcakes can't be savory instead of sweet?
.....and of course..one giant sparkly cupcake.
I tried to top the giant cupcake with a whole crazy mixture of everything I've piled high on cupcakes in the last year:
Gems.(edible ones like glitterized peanut butter cups).
Sparkling Oreo Cookies.
I even made the cupcake liner out of chocolate candy melts.
And the cutting of the cake.. was just a sweet & beautiful disaster.
It was so ginormously spectactular, we cut the cupcake with a cleaver.
It's a rare, but alluring surprise when something is just as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside!
An even bigger sparkly giant cupcake party:
Will happen when I reach 1999 likes on Facebook.
That means more cupcake love for the world to share.
Mark your calendar.