My daughter just turned one a few weeks ago, and as anyone with a baby knows, you have a great big party for...yourself! Because your child really doesn't understand yet that all the hoopla is over her. Thankfully, she had a great time and so did we! But one thing I did not have a great time with was cupcakes...
We invited 50 people to a Korean restaurant for her party, because in the Korean tradition, the first birthday (called a Dol) is a biggie. Back in the day, when infant mortality was high, if your kid made it to one, there was a good chance that they would continue on in the great tradition of being alive, so they whooped it up...bigtime!
Since we were having everything catered by the restaurant, I thought it would be nice to make cupcakes for her party instead of buying a sheet cake. You know, being a first time mom and kind of creative, I really wanted to do something personal for her first birthday. And I thought cupcakes would be manageable, more than a cake. Boy, was I wrong....really, really, really, really wrong.
I spent 8 hours the day before her birthday party making and decorating 100 cupcakes. Oye vay - was I exhausted. I had a grand ole time decorating the first ten cupcakes, but then realizing that I still had 90 cupcakes to go was a little daunting. Here are a couple of pictures of some of the finished cupcakes.
But it was worth it, and I do love cupcakes of all kinds! Here is an adorable cupcake baby set from Sweet Baby Sprinkles.
- 2 baby girl hats
- 2 baby girl receiving blankets
- 2 baby girl washcloths
- 2 baby girl ribbon hair clips
- 2 snack bowls with matching lids
- 1 basket perfect for storing any baby essentials such as diapers, wipes, baby wash, washcloths, etc.
And the best thing - free shipping!! Gotta love those cupcakes!