Today is Clarissa's birthday! She is my student worker and such an asset to me. She is thorough, a quick learner and dependable. So for her special day I made cupcakes topped with mini cupcakes. These are so fun!
I saw this idea last year and it just seemed like so much work. Baking mini cupcakes actually takes more work than making the larger ones, if that makes any sense at all. Then a few weeks ago I saw a post on Annie's blog With Sprinkles on Top. Instead of baking mini cupcakes, she had a trick up her sleeve: miniature Reese's cups! How genius is that?! Take the foil off, pipe icing on top and embellish with sprinkles. Looks just like the real thing!
Forgive me for the low quality pictures. My camera was out of commission last night and I had to use my phone. Also, I searched quite a while for the right staging materials for my pictures, but eventually had to settle with my simple counter top because Mini Mac was going sprinkle crazy. I told her she couldn't have anymore but a minute later she was making excuses to "clean" my floor. She found a loophole in the "no more sprinkles" rule and began wiping my floor with a paper towel saying, "Mommy, I clean you floor!" leading me to believe she was simply being super helpful to me. In reality she was infiltrating fallen sprinkles each time I turned me head. She really had me thinking she was just having a super fun time wiping down my floor. I should have known better. That child has become too smart for her own good. But she told me I was a good "cooker" so I tend to fold like origami a lot these days.
Happy Birthday, Clarissa!!