Summertime Cupcakes

summer cupcakes

All the Young Women were over at my house last night for our last camp activity of the year aka Camp Wrap Up.  We had dinner, a short program, swimming, cupcakes and then watched our camp movie and a good time was had by all!  It’s not a Young Women activity without treats so I decided to get creative with cupcakes.  I found this idea on Pinterest (of course) from a blog called “Party Pinching” which has some adorable ideas.  I combined two of her cupcake ideas onto one cupcake for a summertime theme.  The cupcakes are a Pillsbury Pink Lemonade cake mix (I added the zest and juice from one lemon to it to give it an extra lemony kick) and the frosting is my favorite Buttercream Icing tinted green.  I got the straight baking cups (so cute!) from a website called “Pick Your Plum” which has adorable daily deals.  The little paper umbrellas I already had in my cake/cupcake decorating stash but I’m pretty sure they came from Partyland or Zurchers.

Pez Flip Flops

I found the pink pez at Zurchers and the flower shaped sprinkles at Michaels.  Just attach a flower sprinkle to the end of each of your pez with a dab of frosting or white chocolate.

Mike and Ikes Popsicles

I bought a box of Mike and Ikes at the dollar store.  She used flat wooden toothpicks for her Popsicle sticks but I was nervous about someone just popping the whole thing into their mouth and eating the toothpick as well so I used some whole wheat spaghetti noodles which worked really well and looked great too.  I used my cake tester to push a hole into the flat end of a candy and then inserted the noodle piece into the hole.  Also I found that the candies lost their shine from being handled so much so I used a paper towel to hold them so that they would retain their shine.

Here’s a closer look at the decorations:

summer cupcakes

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