My friend Crystal asked me to bake cupcakes for her birthday (yay). The plan was for everyone to meet at a local park for breakfast burritos made by Chef B. Ray (her husband), go for a bike ride and then come back for cupcakes.
All was going according to plan until my fantastic bike (a cruiser purchased from Walmart) decided to poop-out on me. sad panda. So, I rode/rolled/walked back to my mom (who was visiting from Wisconsin) and we set up the dessert area.
It's hard to be mad at my bike when it's so darn cute!!
I LOVE table settings (or truck setting in this case), birthday parties and obviously cupcakes. So, as much as I was bummed to miss the bike ride, I had fun decorating with mom.
Let me take a minute to say that my mother is WONDERFUL and she never ceases to amaze me. She lives in a church... seriously. Check out her blog.
We used a pink/orange color pallet (Crystal's fave) and mom made the flower arrangement inside a pumpkin. We got the pumpkin and flowers from my friend Linda's garden (it's breathtaking).
I made Straw-Berried Treasure Cupcakes (recipe here) and they were deeeee-lish! I added a small dusting of pink and orange sugar to the top and a little cupcake topper that said "Keep Calm and Cruise On".
After some pictures we all sang, ate cupcakes and hung out. It was a great way to spend the morning. Oh and the fantastic aqua truck is Brian and Crystal's and I'm in LOVE with it!
Happy Birthday Crystal!!!