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star cupcakes

C really wanted cupcakes, and I was having a hard time thinking how to make the cupcakes special, and still fit in with our rocket ship/outer space theme. I thought of making little paper stars, but didn't really want to cut them all out, or buy a special punch. Maybe I could use sugar cookies?

Before baking some of my star cookies, I pushed in a wooden skewer (mine were three different lengths so the stars wouldn't all be at the same height). It helps to add a tiny bit of dough over the top of the skewer before you bake it so it's really in there nice and tight.

They looked so festive, and I think they would be lovely for a Fourth of July celebration as well. I can't be the first one to think of this, right?

Five candles added to the first row of cupcakes makes for a very happy birthday boy.

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I think you need to be cheif birthday planner when it's my birthday! Your kids are VERY lucky indeed!

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkate

these look fantastic! I love the colors of the stars — remind me of your heart baby shower that I loved. and he must have loved the cupcakes as kids love anything on a stick twice as much. really clever + adorable! I bet they'll be a lot of star cookie cupcakes for Fourth of July now.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen jafarzadeh

i'm thinking they are more than perFECT for 4th of July... i'll have to save this one :)

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

Those look great! And I bet they were delicious.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjess

great idea. did you have to soak the skewers before you baked them, or were they just fine?

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjill

i definitely want to make those cupcakes and cookies for the fourth! so cute Brooke!

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Cupcakes are the best!!!!! I love the star cookie addition...and they are more fun to eat, too! Thanks for sharing all of your creative ideas. I am often inspired by you.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkarin

They're wonderful! What a great idea -- two treats in one!


06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

I would really like one of those cupcakes (can I have one with a red star please)? My mum says if I want stars on my cupcakes I have to make them myself... maybe tomorrow.

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSammi

How festive! I love seeing great birthday ideas for boys; I'm challenged when it comes to my own (who happens to have a birthday coming up, conveniently enough!)

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commentermeg

Oh my gosh...how sweet are those? And so simple. Isn't it usually the simple little things that make life sweet, anyway? Love it...

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

So adorable! I have so many of your special projects bookmarked for when I have little ones someday; thank you!

06.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

my daughter is very excited by these - she pointed right at the screen and all she got out is "THESE!" (They look wonderful!)

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commentersharilyn

Those are way too cute! Now I know what I'm making for the 4th of July!

those cookies look delicious!!!!

06.25.2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

I just discovered your blog and have fallen in love with your beautiful ideas and inspirational posts. My eldest just had his 4th birthday party a month ago, I wish I had discovered you earlier, I would have used some of your ideas for a boys b'day. Will have to wait till next year.

06.26.2009 | Unregistered CommenterEngracia

I don't know but it's a brilliant idea! How cute.

06.26.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBri

so creative! great idea and what festive pics!! thanks.

06.26.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkathryn

I did flowers in cupcakes for my daughter's 1st b-day and I think I saw the idea in MS Kids. Isn't that where you worked?

06.26.2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Thatcher

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