Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

My MIL and SIL share a birthday this month.  My MIL gave us a scare a few months ago but Wednesday, she turned 98 yrs. old!  We decided to send them each their own birthday cake.  I love this sweet Penny Black image...I just colored it with Copics,then glittered up the cupcake and flame.

I visited a new cupcake bakery near our city a few weeks ago and purchased a "cupcake in a jar".  It was very expensive and pretty awful.  Soooo, I decided to make my own.  I made these yummy Coconut Cupcakes, removed the paper, cut them in two horizontally, added frosting and sprinkles and then dressed them up for a party:

They got packed securely into a shipping box along with a birthday card.  They were a hit! 

My hubby loved these so much, I made some Red Velvet Cupcakes too.  I froze them right in the jars all ready for decorating for the next birthday.  They will stay fresh in the jar for about 7 days without freezing but freezing them first assures even longer freshness.

Alphabet Challenge Blog - G is for Glitter
Order of the Opus Gluei - If you made it we will come (especially if it's food!)
PaperPlay Challenges #50 - Anything but a Card
YNS Challenges #32 - Let's Party!

Stamps - Penny Black
Ink - Memorex, Copic markers
Paper - Neenah, SU
Accessories:  Spellbinders dies, Glitter, May Arts ribbon FB19, WD46, MR66, paper doily
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jen said...

you are too clever!! this is adorable- and love the idea of a cupcake you can send! :)
so glad your MIL is doing well- 98 is awesome!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great idea Miss Charlene! You are always so crafty!

Kelly said...

WOW...Your MIL is 98! What a great idea to send her a birthday cake. I'll bet it was a big hit!

Jana said...

These are wonderful. I might have to get some of these cute little jars and try this myself. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Kim. said...

These are so beautiful and what a wonderful gift.
Kim xXx

Jessica G. said...

Adorable and yummy, the perfect combination! These little mice images are just too cute, Charlene!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

OMGoodness these are sooo cute and clever!!! Beautifully done!!

Kelly Massman said...

Sweet and so cute!

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous idea, Charlene, and just perfect to send as a birthday gift!!!! I just love the sweet little PB images, your awesome coloring, and the doily and ribbon make a gorgeous wrap!!!!

Regina Easter said...

hey girlie, what an adorable ya...hugs

Traci M said...

So cutely wrapped cupcakes...I love this idea and the stamped images steal my heart. I am surprised it would keep so well in a jar for shipping, though.
Your cookies look fabulous, too!

Rosemary said...

What a great idea! This is not only festive but beautifully presented and that makes the recipient feel so special and loved! I like that you made your own recipe (sorry the store bought one was so disappointing) and the image you used is perfect!

Love the idea and that you shared it with us over at Opus Gluei! Thanks for participating and please come back and inspire us some more!!!

Liz's creative corner said...

wow these are so cute, fab idea, thanks for joining us at paper play hugs Liz xx

LindaC said...

What a cute idea. Great coloring on your image. Thanks for playing along with Your Next Stamp. Linda C

Lesley said...

Great idea, these are lovely! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a fabulous idea and stunning presentation. Thanks for partying it up with YNS Challenges!

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