Last week my nephew turned 4. He's a Christmas Baby, which to many people may seem like the most special day of the year. Unless of course, if you're Jewish. Then it's just a day dedicated to going to the movies and eating Chinese food - which isn't a bad thing.
Unless it's your birthday.
My sister wanted to surprise him with a bowling party and I of course was in charge of the cake (or in this case, cupcakes) and party favors. I had to make them extra cute to try to win him over. We'll always have a special bond (even though he doesn't know it yet) because I came up with his name. He doesn't like me though. Maybe after this he will.
I had a lot of fun coming up with cute bowling designs for him.
I'll start off with the cupcakes.
His favorite color is blue so I had to somehow incorporate blue into the design. I started by making cupcake toppers with blue circles and I found bowling clipart and personalized it with his name.
I baked up a batch of lemon vanilla cupcakes and when they cooled, the fun decorating part began!
I decided to tint the icing (buttercream) the same color as the blue in the cupcake topper. I also wanted to make little bowling pins and bowling balls to go on top of the cupcakes. Nothing is too cute for my nephew.
Using fondant, I first molded the pins. Once the bowling pins were dry, I added the red lines using edible marker.
personalized chocolate bars.
Oh don't worry little one, your birthday is next!
You already love me.