cottontail cupcakes!


Here it is, my excuse for buying a cotton candy machine...

the cottontail cupcake!!

Like I said earlier, I had a vision.

Here's how it developed:

cupcake + toothpick + cakeball (a donut hole would work too)

fluffy white frosting

edible candy grass = whiskers

large blue nonpareil = eyes

pink decorating gel = mouth

and don't forget the paper ears

 Hi there, cutie. You just need a fluffy tail...

a pink and orange easter

{with a side of bunnies, chicks, & candy dots}

This year we celebrated Easter all weekend. Saturday, the little miss had her friend over for some cottontailed bunny cupcakes and confetti egg fun, and on Sunday we had our traditional dinner.

My theme did start out as pink but eventually I added orange, one of my favorite color combos! I wanted it to be pretty and bright, but also whimsical.

I decided to make homemade candy button placemats that doubled as a table runner when put all together. Yes, that's a lot of dots! 1309 to be exact. It was actually much simpler than it seems. After dinner, you could just pick at your placemat for dessert!

I finally found an excuse to get a small cotton candy machine for home; I had to complete my vision of a cotton candy "cottontail" on a white bunny cupcake, I mean, c'mon, let nothing come between me and my easter vision!

Throw in some fuzzy chicks, more colored rice, lovely orange burlap, bunnies made out of blown eggs, sparkly pink carrots hung from the light shade, strings of tissue paper tulips hung from the ceiling, some vintage easter nostalgia, wheatgrass planted in little porcelain eggs, pretty blossoms, and presto! our easter table(s) came together!

a dozen donuts... april fools!

This morning the mister found a bakery box on the counter.

I told him it was a dozen donuts. A nice Sunday surprise.

He opened the box to find mini "donuts".

April Fools!

Honey, who shrunk the donuts?

I was inspired by something I saw in the Disney family fun magazine while at a friend's house:

Frost a round piece of cereal, like cheerios or apple jacks, and top with sprinkles.

Very funny!