A few weeks ago for Sunshine's Luau Themed birthday party I was on a major time crunch so I needed something easy, easy, easy. Both these Sandy Beach Cupcakes and the Sunshine Cake were that!
I made the cupcakes using a boxed cupcake mix. For the icing I used store bought pre-made white icing that I tinted with Sky Blue Wilton Icing Tint. I iced the entire top of each cupcake, then sprinkled brown sugar on the other half, and added a little paper umbrella to the top.
How easy is that?
I hadn't really planned on making a cake to go with the cupcakes but at the last minute (i.e. the night before the first party, we had two) Sunshine reminded me that she had wanted a Sunshine cake and let me know that she was expecting it. So I did what any good mom would do I made a Sunshine cake.
Same thing here I used a boxed cake mix to make two nine inch circle cakes. I used a tub of pre-made vanilla icing tinted with Daffodil Yellow Wilton Icing Tint for the icing. For the sunshine rays I used my cricut to cut out five triangles. After I iced the cake, I slid the triangles under the iced cake. I removed the arms from a pair of old sunglasses before putting them on the cake, and used some Black Wilton's chocolate melts (unmelted and straight out of the bag) for the mouth.
I am linking this post up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays at Blessed With Grace.