Truth be told, I don't think it was anywhere near the same level of mess up. In fact, it more or less worked out fine, but I also had my sights set substantially lower. I only had a few things I really wanted to do and I focused on making those couple of this successful. I wanted him to have a cute shirt that I made, like I did for his Uno themed first birthday, and I also wanted him to be able to actually EAT one of his birthday treats. Around one Beans was completely incapable of consuming solids or anything like them, so it was a bit of a a bummer for me as I really had envisioned the whole smash cake deal. But motherhood is all about rolling with the punches, and roll I shall, dammit.
So first off I needed a shirt. To do that I need a theme. I already had that, since Beans refuses to wear anything other than his favorite pair of camo cowboy boots (yes, Paul Bunyan bought them and I had little to do with it), there had to be some kind of boots/cowboy theme going on. Then someone used a phrase I had heard a billion times before and BAM, it hit me ...
I also made a back, because I thought it was stinking cute.
So I made a batch, but I needed to have a "topping" so they were less muffin and more cupcake.
I experimented, and very nearly lost teeth in the process.
|I very nearly lost teeth with this sample bite|
|The spoon was stuck to the bowl. |
You wanna eat that?
|Not wanting to waste anymore cupcakes, I used the heel of|
sandwich bread and found my mixtures were too watery (left)
or dangerously sticky still (right)
Then just dunk them in and press gently so the topping sticks.
I nabbed the boot and hat toppers at Hobby Lobby for like $3.99 with a 40% off coupon. They also had the bandanna cupcake holders, which I also grabbed because they were freaking adorable!!! I had already baked the cupcakes, so I just stuck them in as decorations
Final product was delicious, everyone loved them. Most importantly, the Beans ate almost a whole one himself! Seriously, I cried.