April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day, cupcake.

There are some crazy cute Earth Day crafts out there.
I made none of them.
I came across a recipe, though.
For cupcakes.
And since I am the Cupcake Queen, it just had to be done.
My family is a little tired of all the cupcakes I make, though.
I needed new peeps.
So I asked The Girl's teachers if I could bring cupcakes for her class.
And then offered to bring cupcakes for all 114 kindergartners instead.
So, I stayed up until the wee hours making 168 cupcakes.
{Thank you, teachers for letting me bring sugary treats to the 5 & 6 year olds.}
I burned a batch.
"The world has ended cupcakes" wouldn't really be a hit.
And I discovered that food coloring is the most evil, amazing thing in existence.
I fear it.
I cursed at it.
I played with it.
Good times.

My friend Lori made some.
My friends Kristen and Laura are making some.
Hopefully their batches will turn out better than mine.
You can see my batches progressively got better.

I didn't get a close-up of all of them.
I will definitely be making them again.
And these can totally be incorporated into birthday party themes.
I skipped the magma frosting idea that I loved from Be Different Act Normal.
I couldn't figure out how to make it look like The Boy didn't insert the frosting instead of me.
I need practice.
Cupcake Queen Challenge.
I hope you're spending this Earth Day making long-term plans to live wiser.
If you use reusable shopping bags today, use them everyday.
If you walked to pick up your child from school today, do it often.
I am not a fan of those who become Earth lovers on Earth Day only.
Just saying.
And if you don't plan on celebrating on your own, please stop by my house and take one of these leftover cupcakes.
I hope to never see another cupcake again...

Happy Thursday.


  1. These turned out so pretty! I love the bright colors of the blue and green together. And what a great mommy to offer to make so stinkin' many cupcakes! :) well done.

  2. Love your earth day cupcakes, you are a rock star for making so many cupcakes! wow!
    I am also a cupcake Queen! Check out my signature cupcakes...you NEED to make them one day!

  3. yours turned out so much better then mine did! i love em....I tried to frost them with blue and green as well and that was the downfall....but you r the queen of cupcakes!...

  4. Love love these! Colored cupcakes are so fun! Thanks for stopping by the Cupcake Carnival! Be sure to come back and enter the giveaways.


  5. Those cupcakes are awesome. I don't think that the end of the cupcakes would have been a hit either.

  6. These look delicious! Thanks for the idea...and the Sugar Rush!

  7. It took me a long time to find your post, but I followed the gps trail from Sweet Sixteen: Earth Day Collection and arrived at last! Congrats on being featured! I'm going to have to check out the magma filling...but I think these are perfect as they are!