Friday, November 13, 2009

Party Like a Rockstar

I'm so excited it's Friday!  Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes yesterday for my SIL and for reading my humble little ramblings! 
Yesterday I did a Zumba class and nearly got body slammed by a large man who was doing his thang.  He clearly was feeling it, so I let him get his groove on and got my cardio on in a reduced space- it worked out for both of us.
When I came home I trashed my kitchen repeatedly making lunch, white chocolate- covered cheesecake balls (I'm holding back on any kind of a tasteless joke here), and these cupcakes:

They are for my best friend who asked for 'pink and sparkley' when I asked what she wants for her birthday.  This was my best crack at it!

I did it ghetto style and used the foil and white wrappers and alternated between them so that it looks intentional.

For decorations, I used Jelly Belly Champagne Bubbles left over from my wedding's candy bar.  I ordered something like 10 pounds of them, and while they look good and were delicious, there is only so much candy people can eat!  Good thing they were packaged so I could take them home!

Here they are in action

I decorated the rest with T's for her name and lots of sprinkles to fulfill the sparkley component.  This is also what I like to call a Baker's Dozen- 11 so that I could sample one.

And added candy necklaces to complete the diabetic coma effect

What you don't see is that they are packed in a classy Rockstar box for easy travel later tonight. We used to consume so many of these energy drinks when we were together in our party days, so hopefully it puts a smile on her face!

I used TJ's Vanilla Cake and Baking Mix and substituted 1 cup of nonfat plain yogurt and 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree for extra moisture and because I refuse to follow a recipe.  They turned out really well and I hope my audience doesn't notice the difference!

We are going to party like rockstars tonight- first Mexican food for my SIL and then disco bowling with the cupcake princess.  What do you have planned?


Mari said...

WOW chickie those cupcakes look amazing! now I know what to say when my bday rolls around! you are a great amiga!

Tonight I don't have any plans pero mañana I will be meeting up with Jen in the city for linner =)

Gina said...

LOVE the cupcakes! And I especially love that candy necklaces showed up in your post, blast from the past! I used to be obsessed with those.

Have a great time tonight!! I'll be hanging with my two great friends from high school, which I'm super excited about :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Those little tree decoration things on the table are SO pretty!!! Where did you get them? I love how the table looks. What are the little paper things in front - bags?

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh those cupcakes look SO good :) such a talented baker you are!

looks like a fun night out filed with great food!