This past weekend we had to get our portrait taken for a project we were releasing. The photographer shooting us asked if I could make cupcakes for the portrait so of course I agreed. I hit up NYCake which is my favorite baking store in the city for pastel dye, sprinkles, cupcake wrappers and more. I love that place, but it is a dangerous store. Every time I come out of it I have enough supplies for a elementary school party for the entire first grade. So the night before (much later than expected – Xanadu had to go to the emergency clinic – more about that in another post) I got some Funfetti cakemix and made some cupcakes. Can we just talk a minute about how good Funfetti is? I know you are not supposed to eat raw cake mix, but whatever, half of the time I just want cakemix instead of actual cake. After about 10 spoonfuls of raw cakemix (which is probably close to 8 cupcakes) I needed to tell myself to calm down, but it’s hard, it’s so good!
Pillsbury Dough Friend – I love you and your Funfetti magic.
Beautiful cakemix. If I stare at the screen hard enough, I can smell it.
Mixing the whipped icing with some pink…
Mixing the whipped icing with some sky blue…
I used a piping bag for the icing. Note to self: If using a piping bag you need double the icing. I also used some sprinkles for more rainbow magic.
I found these cute little cupcake wrappers that had lions, elephants and seals dressed up in party hats. NYCake store has every type of wrapper you can think of. That aisles causes me happiness and stress at the same time.
For the actual portrait, they were decorated with more sugary sweets like cookies and candy.
Here’s Matthew while we were getting our portrait taken. He said they needed to be a little more “boyish” so he added a Storm Trooper and some Pokémon plastic decorations I got.
I didn’t want to keep 2 dozen of cupcakes around so I sent them home with the photographer as a treat for her and her roommate. The one cupcake I had while sitting for the portrait (and the spoonfuls of raw cakemix) were delicious!
I will share the rest of the portrait session soon!