Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pool Party Time--and Carnage

So, here's the little invite the girls and I gave their little neighbor friends when I told you about the Shark Attack cupcakes I wanted to make from this book. The party is an excuse to make the cupcakes. Isn't that sad?

Well. Hmmm. How shall I break the news? The shark cupcakes were not such a hot idea. Instead of going on and on with the whys, let me just show you.

It was a nice idea. In theory. Not so much in the land of gravity and physics.

Here's what the sharks were supposed to look like.

Pretty cute, eh? HA! If you went through what I went through today trying to make these puppies, you wouldn't be thinking so. I don't even think these are real now. In fact, I think someone knows how to use their PhotoShop program pretty darn well. That, or they made these on the space station.

That's what I'm telling myself.

I still had a gazillion cupcakes to make so I figured "Hey, the life preserver ones would be easy." That was a pretty dumb thing to say.

First of all, I couldn't find the plain mini doughnuts so I had to settle for the powdered sugar doughnuts. Not the end of the world, but still.

Cutting up all that fruit leather and placing it was maddening. That's all I'm going to say about that.

In retrospect, I think I should have made the holes bigger with my apple corer.

Here's the end result. It's far from what I envisioned, but who really cares, anyway. Thing 1 spotted the gummy sharks at the bread store. Good save, girlfriend.


  1. Awww, I like your cupcakes. I think they came out really nice. My husband likes to make cupcakes and cakes for the kids birthdays and I like the fact that they don't look totally professional. It's the memory of mommy making those cupcakes that is really important. My 4 year old is always excited when daddy makes her a cake!

  2. Ok, so I want that book! Those cupcakes turned out fabulous! I'm going to nickname you MARTHA!!!!

  3. Hilarious. I think it's great you made these though. They do look tough.

  4. This is too funn, especially the space station comment! Well, we all have moments like that! Believe me! And thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Hope to see you around soon. I would also like to cordially invite you to my weekly homemaking carnival every monday. Have a great day!

  5. What can I say....You are amazing. Your girls are so lucky to have you!
    Your cupcakes are awesome!

  6. I bet the kids loved those shark cupcakes. I thought they looked pretty good considering it was your first try!