Friday, November 02, 2012

Cupcakes & Luke's 7th birthday party (161.8)

I made cupcakes for Luke's birthday last night. Sophie & I decorated them.

His birthday theme is Kirby, which is a video game character.  There are no pre made Kirby decorations.  So we did it all ourselves.  I could have done an edible image cake, but those are like $35 for a 1/4 sheet--which is stupid.  So I decided to make these.

I found a blog from a woman who had a Kirby party for her son, and stole her ideas.  I'm so glad there are creative people out there. 

Do you know how hard it is to make & decorate cupcakes without licking your fingers?  It wasn't that I wanted to taste; it's the habit of cleaning the little drip drops of batter & icing off your fingers without having to go to the sink every few minutes.  But I did it.  No temptation to eat any of it.  Praise the Lord!

Here's one of the posters Mark & the kids made.  Sophie did this one.  Between the three of them they made 16 Kirby's.  Mark probably spent about 15 hours cutting & putting these together.  He & Sophie stayed home yesterday since she was sick, and spent 7 hours working on them.  Luke worked on them for a couple hours, too.
My husband does nothing half way (as evidenced by his sidewalk chalk art!).  The eyes are three separate pieces--tiny pieces of black, blue, & white construction paper.  He made 30 eyes on Tuesday night.  It think that took him 2 or 3 hours.  The body, arms & feet are all separate pieces. Luke is over the moon with his decorations.  They turned out way better than I could have dreamed.  Creative people get an idea & then take it to a new level. 

I just have to share.... they are all so cute.
These are Luke's creations
Sophie's wink
Sophie's idea... and that's her heron drawing from 2 years ago.
This one is all Luke.


Shauna said...

I think you guys have missed your calling as party planners, love it! :)

Vickie said...

Very cute. Thank you for not making me have to ask what a Kirby is.

Seems like he was just a newborn!

Jill said...

Wow - that is amazing!! Very nice!

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Drew Watts said...

Oh my goodness! These cupcakes are absolutely brilliant. I am glad that this 7th Birthday Party turned out to be so enjoyable. Keep sharing such details. Well, our son will be turning 1 soon so we are planning a decent family dinner party for him so will soon be booking one of our favorite Venues in San Francisco event venues for that.