Monday, August 3, 2009

Back To School!

It doesn't seem possible that it is time to head back to school. But my boys are meeting their teachers today and first day of school is Wednesday! When I was growing up I know we had much more than 10 weeks of summer vacation. Of course time does seem to move more quickly the older I get, so maybe it was the same but it just lasted longer in my child's mind.
Either way, I saw a cute picture of apple cupcakes over the summer and I knew I HAD to make them when it was time to go back to school. These cute little apples have a "bite" taken out of them that reveals the "seeds" inside.
I know it's cliche', but I just can't help myself. Every year I find some "apple themed" gift for the boys to give their new teachers. These are vanilla almond sour cream cupcakes with homemade buttercream icing. Topped with a combination of sanding and sparkling red sugars and a chocolate fondant stem and green fondant leaves.
I found this cute scrapbooking paper and knew it would make a nice background for pictures!

These are the boxes they will be taking tonight when they meet their teachers. I adorned the boxes with some cute back to school themed stickers.....I find myself in the scrapbooking aisles a lot even though I don't scrapbook....hmmm.
Here's to another successful and fun year at school. Third grade for my baby and Fourth grade for my oldest. Good luck guys!


  1. How totally cute! I bet the teachers just LOVED those adorable cupcakes! What a great mom you are to do something so nice & so special for back to school! Please share the teacher's reactions! I bet they were thrilled and those cupcakes are absolutely mouthwatering!

  2. One of the teachers thought it was a box of ornaments! Then she realized that "oh, you're the 'cake lady'" and was very happy. I heard some other feedback from a friend of one of the teachers, that her family was so excited and they went to my website and looked at all the cakes! I really like helping my kids make a memorable first impression!

  3. These are really great! I'm sure they were loved by the recipients. As for "back to school" I think your district must be ahead of the curve! Wow, we never start until labor day...or at least, the end of August!