these were the cupcakes i made for bella's preschool birthday festivities. the boys are both summer babies, so this was the first time i had to prepare a celebration snack for someone to bring to school! not surprisingly, i got a bit carried away. these are another design found in my favorite cupcake book::
somewhere around midnight (at which time i was still elbow deep in frosting) i realized that these should have been used as her birthday cake. but i had already promised "fancy" cupcakes for school, so i was sunk. besides, the cakes were already made and ready to be leveled and, really, who better to appreciate these than a room full of preschoolers?