I had grandiose ideas for these toppers… how adorable would they look atop a plethora of little mini raspberry lemonade cupcakes? Light, creamy cake creations, finished off with blue and red frosting then topped with just a dash of sprinkles and these totally cute toppers. Do you see it, do you see my dream? Beautiful, isn’t it……….. Bask with me for a moment, won’t you? Aaaaaaaahhmazing.
Now insert two rambunctious little boys that have been constantly fighting since the sun started staying out later and a super cute, albeit needy little baby in a house that looks like it’s been hit with a tornado. Twice. These tornadoes have names… Big J and Little J. So, now you know why I don’t have these awesome cupcakes to share.
So then I even contemplated going out and buying some so I’d have some fabulous photos… but that meant taking all three boys out in public. The thought put me into hysterics (you can read why HERE) and by the time I was calm enough to leave the corner I’d crawled my way into and stop breathing into a paper bag, I wanted cupcakes to eat. So I didn’t go, because what’s worse than using store-bought cupcakes to stage a photo for a printable on your hobby blog…? Eating all those cupcakes by yourself, that’s what. “Hello, Calories, I’m having a party tonight? Would you like to come? You can hang around my waistline forever. See you at 8… after the kids are in bed ’cause Momma doesn’t share.”
Apparently, though, the good news is that I can complete a digital design easier than I can bake cupcakes… because well, getting out a carton of eggs with my personal tornadoes whirling around my feet didn’t seem wise at all. Digital is harder for them to get their grubby little hands on… or in.
So, you make the cupcakes (or buy them, I don’t care) and you can print these off and make all my dreams come true. You don’t even have to bother with the photos. Me… I just used mini donuts instead and snapped some carefully angled photos with my cell phone before the sun was too low. I just did the tops of the donuts so maybe they look like cupcakes at first glance? And no, it doesn’t make any sense to me, to put toppers on mini donuts; but, that was our activity today and so that’s what I’ve got. But why not? If you get real ambitious, you could even make a 4th of July garland with them, you crazy girl, you.