This year, I went with RAINBOW cupcakes -- cuz what kid (or GROWN-UP) doesn't love rainbows?!
They are super simple to make -- basically bake some vanilla cupcakes in plain white liners. Frost cupcakes with sky blue buttercream:
Pipe clouds onto cupcakes with whatever fancy piping tip you have (I used Wilton M1)
Cut rainbow ribbon candy to desired length, place on top of cupcakes - from one cloud to the other:
*depending on how you plan to transport the cupcakes, you might want to keep this in mind when setting the height of your rainbows*
I managed to pack everything into this bin...had to carry the baby and push the stroller with one hand though - I've got MAD MANEUVERING SKILLS!
Cupcakes and milk - the perfect combo!
The birthday girl:
The worst rendition of "Happy Birthday" was sung by these 26 kids:
Here's Mr. X - genius in the making:
Needless to say, the cupcakes were loved by all (including the adults) -- already wondering what next year will hold :)