Cupcakes must be made!
This same little girl also loves Lego Star Wars.
I can so get behind this.
I decided to use my silicone minifig mold to create some almond bark rebel love.
It sets up so fast, which is awesome because I only had the one mold. I use my other one for the crayons and non-food craftiness.
Next, I'm going to talk about some decorating issues...
Don't, I repeat, DON'T use the Wilton Edible Markers!!!!
They don't adhere to almond bark and run out SUPER FAST! Total waste of time and money.
I, dare I say it... had a bad feeling about this. (heh heh)
What DID work was Wilton's Color Dust!
I got a really great bold color by mixing the Color Dust (sometimes called Luster Dust) with Mint Extract.
I opted for the Mint because that had the highest alchohol content. I'd read that's the trick, the alchohol evaporates leaving the color melded in place.
Here's my tip:
I'd go for Vanilla next time...The Mint was inhaled intirely too much and I had a headache for 2 days. I think my sinus cavity was burnt too. (Kind of kidding about that last, but it sure felt invaded! LIKE HOTH!!!)
Then, to do those OH SO ICONICALLY AWESOME HAIRBUNS...
I used M&M's. Brown ones. 60 of those suckers I had to pick out of the bag. I love my daughter that much!
They were glued with some pink frosting I happened to have on hand. I tried to tint it brown to blend in, but couldn't quite commit to enough of the gel icing color. I'll admit it, I got scared. This was going to be the "icing on the cake" so to speak; the "crowning moment". I lost my nerve and just said to heck with it. Make it PINK!
Besides, the actual cupcakes were going to be iced with pink, so I justified it as a pretty little hair ribbon Leia decided to wear that day.
No one pointed it out, so I didn't say anything either.
The next day being Friday (I started this process on a Wednesday for a Saturday party) I baked the cupcakes and let them cool overnight in the refridgerator.
Saturday was party day so I slapped on some pink frosting and Leia took her rightful place of honor!
Morgan said to me "Mom, I love these cupcakes."
I couldn't help myself and responded
HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY MORGAN!!!