Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paint Cupcakes

Today is Emma's 7th birthday! Tonight is her family party. I showed her both books: Hello, Cupcake and What's New, Cupcake? and let her pick which ones she wanted me to make. She picked the paint cupcakes out of the second book. I found these palettes at Hobby Lobby for only $3.99 each and they let me use a 40 % coupon off of both of them. So I got two for about 5 bucks!
I made marble cupcakes, my favorite! If you've never made them, you simply mix a yellow cake mix and a chocolate mix, then layer the batter as the pictures show.

I did yellow, chocolate, then a bit more yellow.

Then you get out the toothpicks and get your helpers ready to swirl!

While they were baking, I had to make the paintbrushes. I used Pirouette cookies instead of breadsticks like the book called for. You microwave tootsie rolls for 5 seconds and then smash them together and flatten it. Then you snip the lines in it to look like bristles. Next, you roll it up, and put a dab of frosting on the end. Put that end on your cookie, and have ready a rectangle of red fruit roll up. You wrap the fruit roll up around the seam where the bristles meet the cookie to cover it up. They look GREAT! I am SUPER excited at how great these turned out!

I will be making different cupcakes on Saturday for her kids party.


  1. This is absolutely adorable! I KNOW I would have wanted these when I was a kid too! Lucky girl! : )

  2. Oh my goodness, I thought the brush was real. These cupcakes are adorable!

  3. Very cute! I love it! ~Renee

  4. AWESOME! They look even better than they did in the book! :)

  5. I love this cupcake book! My sister & I have made some cupcakes from it too! Yours turned out adorable!

  6. Absolutely adorable! Very cute!!!

  7. Those are so cute! I'll have to make some up for my son's preschool class!