This post has nothing whatsoever to do with quilting, but I thought I'd share a brief report on last weekend. We survived (and even enjoyed!) all of the hoopla of birthday and baptism. (Although by Saturday night I was pretty wiped out.) Every once in a while, my 'inner-Martha' shines through - usually for only a brief nano-second. So how could I not proudly share?
I always make cupcakes for birthday parties. Mainly because I am lazy - they are so fast to prepare and easy to serve. So as we were getting ready for the party, I remembered our new little cake stand and we decided to stack them pretty. Then came the idea to put a daisy on top. This is SO easy to do. I think I got the idea from a Family Fun magazine a long time ago.
The petals come from one marshmallow. Using a pair of scissors, cut the marshmallow parallel to the flat sides, into 5 pieces. The cutting process kind of flattens the sides, making the petal shape. You can use any round object for the flower center. We used a melted Starburst because that is what we had on hand. Voila.
The birthday party was fun (swimming, water balloons and hot dogs in the backyard - how can you go wrong?) but the baptism was extra special. She looked so sweet and fresh in her simple, white dress. Happy family memories.