Have a cupcake!
Chocolate with cream cheese frosting. Red and blue sugar dusted over the top. I was lamenting the fact that I needed to buy sprinkles when it suddenly occurred to me that I could make my own. Put a little bit of sugar in a ziploc bag, drop in some food coloring, seal the bag and scrunch it all around until it's mixed. Open the bag and let it dry overnight. Voila - homemade colored sugar! I'm sure this is something everyone rational has already thought of, but I had to share anyways.
The cupcake flags were simple. I found a shot of Obama in a Google image search, imported it into Photoshop to make it black and white and up the contrast. I drew up a little flag design in Illustrator and then printed and cut the flags. A quick spritz of spray glue on the back and then I folded them around toothpicks.
I hope everyone is doing something festive!
you are awesome.
oh, so is obama!
these are fantastic...and look delicious!! and I agree, you are awesome, I love these and HAPPY INAGUARATION DAY!!ReplyDelete
Did I tell you you got my blog love this week on my sidebar?ReplyDelete
You are so clever :) I love the colored sprinkles!ReplyDelete
LOVE LOVE LOVE! These are gorgeous, absolutely perfect. And I've never thought of making my own colored sugar but that's genius!ReplyDelete
Happy Inauguration Day to you!
love it! Too cute (and *perfect* looking!)!ReplyDelete
That's absolutely brilliant.ReplyDelete
this looks so yummy. i borrowed the pic for tomorrows post. hope you don't mind. your pic was the loveliest around.ReplyDelete
Yes we cupcakes!ReplyDelete
wow. these are truly stupendous. i wore a striped navy and white top with a white skirt today. i've never been more giddy while at work.ReplyDelete
Yay! the best cupcake (hands down) on this fine day....xo tReplyDelete
your cleverness never ceases to amaze me.ReplyDelete
i would never have thought of that homemade sprinkles technique! thanks :)
happy inauguration day!
oh cute cute, as always! i love your little flags.ReplyDelete
Happy, happy day!ReplyDelete
I just had to come over and tell you that I made the lentils last night and they were the BEST LENTILS I EVER HAD! I made them exactly as you listed but I was out of vinegar, lol. SO. YUMMY. I had more for lunch too. Thanks so much for the fabulous recipe!
I can't believe how talented you are. Look at those little flags. And you know what - I would NEVER have thought of making homemade sprinkles that way.ReplyDelete
very nice! love the flags! and no, i had no idea how to do colored sugar.ReplyDelete
hey there! i saw julia's post over at red otter about your cupcakes so i thought i'd mosey on over to have a sneak peek.ReplyDelete
great job - they're so cute!
Huh. In honor of inauguration I washed some dishes.ReplyDelete
Love these Rachel! I wish I could reach through this photo and take a big 'ol bite! And great idea to color the sugar-I would have never thought of that.ReplyDelete
Your cupcake looks mmm... good!
I'll trade you a cupcake for an omelete (this is what we had this morning)!
so cute! and creative :)ReplyDelete
Forget Obama, I want that cupcake!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful day! ; )
Rachel, these are the perfect way to celebrate Obama's inauguration! They look both patriotic and delicious!ReplyDelete
And no, I never thought about making my own sprinkles with sugar and food coloring. Genius!
what a great cupcake!ReplyDelete
Those are super cute and festive! Wasn't it amazing to watch, my students and I watched it togetherReplyDelete
I think the Obama family would love these cupcakes!ReplyDelete
I'll say it again, you are clever!
Love this. Now I'm craving cupcakes.ReplyDelete
Seriously, doesn't everything feel a little different now with the new Pres? Maybe it's the fact that Oprah's on right now.
YAHOO!!! was such an exciting day!ReplyDelete
Again, your craftiness and amazing kitchen skills never cease to amaze me. What a fabulous way to commemorate a fabulous day! :)ReplyDelete
I saw this after today's post and love it! Thanks for the tip. It had not occurred to me, despite the amount of time I spend in the kitchen.ReplyDelete