DIY (kind of!) superhero cakes.

23 May 2013
At some point, into every busy mama's life falls an unexpected project. You know exactly what I'm talking about. On the week that you have every single minute scheduled, your child walks through the door on Monday afternoon, after school, and says 'guess what?!' I need to bring 30 cupcakes to school tomorrow!

Usually, I take it all in stride, pull out my baking pans and happily get to work. On this particular day? I had exactly three minutes, give or take a couple, to complete thirty cupcakes. So, I did something I never do. I went to the store and bought the simplest cupcakes I could find.

Then, my ingenious mom who was visiting at the time, made a beeline for a local bakery and asked if they had any cupcake toppers she could purchase. Since my son adores superheroes, spiderman themed rings fit the bill perfectly.

DIY super hero cupcakes

That evening, I added a sprinkle of blue sugar on top of the vanilla cakes and topped each with a ring. The kids loved them, they looked like something I was happy to share and every once in awhile a quick fix is okay (and none the less appreciated).

What have you DIY'd (kind of!) lately?


Jodie said...

You're back! I'm so happy to see you here again! :-)

Marie said...

I've missed your blog! Thanks for posting again and giving us all a chance to feel ok when we need a little help from the store. It's hard to do home made all the time and I like knowing that someone like you cheats a recipe once in awhile!

Heidi said...

I love your blog's new look! -H

Samantha said...

I was so excited to see a new post! My son was looking over my shoulder and saw the spider man faces and was so interested. I might need to find some of those rings for his next birthday. Hopefully I'll have more than three minutes to put them together :>0

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