Yes, I could easily make this two separate posts but thought I'd save myself a little time by combining them into two posts. Just because.
For Lyssa's birthday I made butterfly cupcakes instead of making a regular cake. They were actually really easy to make and Lys loved them. I even let her help a little. Just a little though. I run out of patience when it's something like the cupcakes when they don't do them quite like I think they should. You can find the directions here on the Family Fun magazine's website. If I were to make them again, I would make sure I did the white chocolate part of the wings a little thicker than I did. They broke easily. But they were kind of fun to make.
They didn't leave much space for putting candles, but I found a way. Used the same candles I used on Jimmy's cake. A few with the flame the color of the candle and a couple of the kind that relight.
The kids were are very excited. Dylan almost more than the rest. So as she was hiding yesterday, they were gathered around following her to try to see her even as she was trying to hide from them. Which was funny in and of itself.