Abigail’s 1st birthday party was celebrated on May 19, 2013. I was asked by her mom and dad (my brother) to make 50 cupcakes for the children attending Abby’s birthday party.
I planned on baking the cupcakes the day of the party. Good thing I changed my mind and made them the night before. I’ve observed through life experiences, when you think something takes only one hour, think again. Tack on another hour, or two or more.
Baked the cupcakes, made the frosting in several pastel colors, topped the cupcakes with mini sprinkles and confetti quins. It took me a good part of the day to finish. Baking the day before the party made loads of sense.
I decided to use a cake box mix for the cupcakes. However, instead of using ready made frosting, I made Swiss Meringue Buttercream. I love this frosting. The texture is smooth and silky. I am not one to use box cake mixes. But, sometimes will break my own rules. Why? Because I can… *smiles*
My adorable niece, Abby, wore two outfits at her birthday party. Here she is walking into the dining room where all her family and friends were waiting. She just recently started walking on her own. It’s exciting to see her walking without assistance. What a cutie pie!
Here is Abby in her second change of clothing. What an adorable dress. She wears it well.
The children loved the balloon characters and the face painting. The face painter’s website is,
The children had a blast with the piñata. Once it broke, there was candy everywhere!
Abby turned one year old on May 15, 2013, but her birthday was celebrated on the 19th.
Saray (Nelly’s sister) made the cake topper. Very cute!
Ami Perez (Nelly’s friend) made Abby’s birthday cake. It turned out lovely.
Abby blowing out her candle.
John and Nelly with their precious daughter.
Abby looking at herself in the mirror.
Abby having fun with a balloon as her mommy watches.
Abby and her cousin Linette posing for us. What a cute pair!
There were favors at each place setting.
Food was great…
Abby takes off her headband…FREE AT LAST
with Swiss Meringue Buttercream
recipe on my blog, HERE.
Enjoy your FUNfetti Cupcakes…
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THE cutest video ever…brings a smile every time I watch it. The little boy lights up when mom lets him help her bake. Simply adorable. Thank you piggywolfcuppycak for allowing me to share the video.
How to: Funfetti Cupcakes | baking with children
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Peace in Baking,
Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul
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