Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Our Little Monster is 1! Landon's 1st birthday party!

Two weekends ago, we celebrated our younger son's birthday. Family and friends got together for food, presents, and cake for our sweet Landon. I decided on a monster theme after seeing a link for monster cupcakes on Pinterest. These cupcakes turned out too darn cute and they were so easy to make!
First, I made homemade funfetti cupcakes, then topped them with buttercream frosting. I used the Wilton #233 tip for a "furry" look.

 
To make the body parts, I drew them with permanent marker on a piece of white paper. Then I placed wax paper overtop of the drawings and traced using Wilton's candy melts. (do not try to dye the candy melts or you will get a gloppy mess! you have to buy the already colored melts!) To trace the images, I simply put the melted candy in a small ziploc and clipped a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag (but you certainly could use an icing bag and tip). I did many different parts including, eyes, fangs, teeth, mouths, horns, tentacles, arms,wings, noses, ears, and even moustaches!




Didn't everyone do a great job?




For the favor, since we had way more adults than children, I decided to do a homemade monster cookie mix! I simply layered cookie ingredients together and tied the jar with a ribbon. I also included instructions for baking the cookies.

Landon had such a wonderful time at his party!

2 comments:

  1. Happy 1st Birthday to Landon! Can't believe he is a year old already!!!!

    And those cupcakes are too stinkin' cute! You did a great job......but then again you always do!

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    1. Thanks, Joan! You are so sweet :0)

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