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Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Nicky!

We celebrated this little love's birthday this past weekend.

He looked a little different at his party, though.  You know - the way you're supposed to look at your first birthday party.

My sister-in-law asked me to make cupcakes for all the kids who would be there.  She gave me the freedom to choose what I wanted to make, but as soon as she told me she was doing a primary color theme, I knew exactly what I'd be baking.

Yep...the famous rainbow cupcakes.  What else screams "birthday" and "bright colors"?

I saw a few recipes online but went with this one from The Girl Who Ate Everything.  I used the cake recipe and the frosting recipe, too...both were terrific.  I threw some Skittles on top, for good measure.

My brother wanted every kid there to have a chance to blow out their own candle...

Super messy to make, but definitely worth it - so pretty!

Happy birthday to my adorable nephew.  Keep on rockin', buddy!  Love, Aunt Miss.

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At February 21, 2011 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Adorable! The cupcakes look pretty and tasty too.

At February 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM , Blogger Katerina said...

Happy birthday to your little prince! Beautiful party!

At February 21, 2011 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I'm so glad you found out about my linky party too. Glad to have you join me and I hope you'll be able to join in again. Thanks for linking your beautiful cupcakes up. They look totally hot!

At February 21, 2011 at 6:02 PM , Blogger Ben said...

Melissa, those rainbow cupcakes are outrageous!(And the icing-on-face photo is classic!) I'm so glad you found my cooking blog so that I could find yours. Consider me your latest follower.


At February 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM , Blogger Goddess of Baking said...

So Cute!!! I love the colors!!

At February 22, 2011 at 4:08 AM , Blogger pigpigscorner said...

The cupcakes are beautiful! Happy belated birthday little one!

At February 22, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Joanne said...

Aww such a cutie! Happy birthday!

At April 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this recipe the other night in round cake pans to make a bunny cake for an Easter egg hunt party. The cake was delicious and everyone loved the rainbow cake. Thanks for the recipe, Melissa.


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