Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Birthday Madness - Part II

Hi all

So we have made it through the middle of the birthday madness month.  We had a party with family and friends to celebrate both of our girls birthdays'.  It was really fun because we went to the local fall festival and just had a blast going on all the slides and the hayride.  For their birthdays I made push-pop cakes. I got the idea from a blog I follow called Gourmet Mom on the Go.  The link to her post is here:

Here are the ones that I created. 

These are made using mini pumpkin cupcakes and in between is orange cream cheese frosting.  They were so yummy.  Now you may be wondering about the fantastic stand that they are displayed in???  Well I told my husband how I wanted to display them and he did most of the work.  I made a flower template using my Cricut and the Create a Critter cartridge.  My husband then went to the hardware store and bought the wood and the stand.  Hey used the template to cut the flower with a router.  He then spray painted it white and I attached the ribbon to the edges.  I think it came out super cute.  Best part is that I can paint them whatever color I want and change the ribbon out to customize it to any party decor.  Here are some photos of just the stand themselves.

 Since it was a party for kids, I also made goody bags for them. 

I just took a piece of 12 x 12 green card stock and cut it down to four 6 x 6 pieces.  I used the Create a Critter cartridge to cut the pumpkin at 3.5".  I used My Pink Stamper's Everyday Sentiments for the Thank You and embossed it with linen embossing powder.  I also used white sakura pen to create the stitching around the edges. 

Well hope you enjoyed today's goodies.  Also stay tuned because on Friday I have some exciting news and can't wait to share it with you!!!!


  1. The push up cakes look really good. Very cool idea. Fall birthdays are great. We always did something fun for my daughters birthday. Apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, haunted graveyards, and anything to do with fall. The kids always loved it.

  2. What a fun and delicious idea.. thanks for sharing on you had me at craft...