Sunday, September 28, 2014

Birthday Cupcakes

Miss A turned 6. S-I-X. I cannot believe it. She happened to have soccer practice the day of her birthday, so I thought that was the perfect opportunity to celebrate her birthday. We had a fun soccer themed party and these fun cupcakes we made with turf or grass and soccer ball rings. 

Earlier in the day, I took these mini cupcakes with pink cherry frosting and fondant flowers for a class birthday celebration.

We had SO many cupcakes.  In fact, it was enough to feed the soccer team two times over.

We had such a fun soccer birthday party picnic after practice. 

But driving home with the bouquet of a dozen balloons in the convertible was the most fun. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Nutella Pop Tarts

While I'm happy to say that Miss A has never had an actual packaged Pop Tart, she has enjoyed a yummy homemade one. Thanks to Pinterest, I got the idea to make these and thought it would be a fun treat for the kids.  

After making the pastry, they were really quite easy. You just have to be a bit careful putting the pieces of pastry together so they don't tear. 

After you roll out the pastry, you cut out the rectangles, place a dollop of Nutella on each square and then transfer a second square to the top. 

I sealed the edges with a little egg and the tines of a fork, brushed them with an egg wash and sprinkles cinnamon and sugar on top. 

While they weren't perfect, they turned out nicely for a first try and were oh so yummy. 

A grown up pop tart for breakfast. Yes, please.