I hate to sound completely conceited, but I’m kind of a big deal at my local high school’s campus.
Yeah, I’ve graduated. Three years ago, in fact. But they can’t get enough of me.
So, when my senior English teacher asked me to make cupcakes for her son Gage’s first birthday, I was super excited. After all, she must have caught onto this gem of a blog and heard all about my sweet treats from other teachers (and my number one blog promoter, my dad who is also a teacher on campus).
Anyways, I’m kind of a big deal.
Gage’s birthday party was baseball themed, so I definitely knew making baseball cupcakes were a must. And I am SO proud of how they turned out!
I made vanilla cupcakes which I frosted with a homemade vanilla buttercream. On those, I piped on red stitches with a red icing. I also made chocolate cupcakes with a homemade chocolate buttercream, topping those with colored sequins and adorable baseball rings I got from an awesome cake decorating shop, Cake Castle, here in Sacramento. So cute!
And of course, you can’t celebrate a one-year old’s birthday without a smash cake. You know, those cakes that have no purpose other than being a temporary messy punching bag for over-eager one year olds? Everyone has those pictures of their kids with icing smeared all over their hands and face. Well, this is that cake.
It was a simple confetti vanilla cake I frosted with vanilla buttercream, using the rest of the red icing to pipe on small stars around the border. I know, I know–my borders aren’t that good (hello, this is predominantly a cupcake blog) but I think it was perfect alongside the baseball cupcakes…and probably looked better being smashed by a cutie pie birthday boy.