Monday, March 25, 2013

Mustache Party!

Do you know what is so fun to have for a party? Mustaches!
My dear friends Emily and Yulia have the same birthday, so to celebrate, we had a mustache party! Stick-on mustaches were the highlight of the party, accompanied by the ragtime/saloon music playing in the background.





 
 



These mustache cookies I made Friday night with friends Heather and Annie. They were prepared in advance, but I let everyone frost their own cookie with frosting I made the day of.
  

Yulia's treat request was cheesecake, so I chose to make her a turtle cheesecake.

And Emily's request was chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting.




 







A very intense game of Ha Ha Mustache was going on here. Note the "pin the mustache on 70's Burt Reynolds" on the door on the left -- also a fun game.


Even more people than this came to the party. It was so crazy and so much fun!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Funfetti Birthday Surprise

My good friend Annie had a birthday last week! My roommates and I were in charge of creating a decoy party to throw her off of the plans for the surprise party her roommates had planned for her. I made a ton of her favorite kind of cupcakes (funfetti) and she saw them the night before! So I just had to pretend that I was crazy and felt like making four dozen cupcakes so that we could all eat ten. I also made a three-layer funfetti cake, but she didn't find that until she got to the surprise party. She thought that we were going to have a slumber party (which we did... but not for like four hours longer) so we started watching Funny Girl and got comfortable until she was asked to help get some treats from another apartment, and found a big surprise in the lounge!

(These pictures are from the decoy party).


The funfetti cake recipe I used is from here: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/06/homemade-funfetti-cupcakes/#. It was delicious!