Drake’s party was last month, he’s an Elmo fan so here are the cupcakes Tahnee and I made that day:
We did maybe 6 decorated ones, a few that were simply frosted, and left most of them with no topping at all. Since the kids are so young and the parties are attended by just family and a few close friends, there’s no need to do more.
Comparing the cost of my home-decorated cakes and cupcakes to that of a themed cake from a bakery, I know I’m making the right choice. A pretty basic cake from Sam’s is $15. A batch of cupcakes is, at the most, $4. I made buttercream frosting for Drake’s Elmo cupcakes, but decided to buy frosting in a tub for Lyla’s since the cost is about the same. I’ll use cake mix again, same reason. I can make a cake from scratch, but it comes out to approximately the same cost, maybe a little less for homemade. Not enough difference to get excited about. What with my health issues I’m not against taking a few shortcuts now and then, while still keeping my eye on the big picture.