I went to the local bakery supply store last night with a good friend because I wanted to pick up some mint wafers to make a chocolate mint cookie recipe While we were there I we saw this book with the cutest Westie cupcakes on the front. We though, OMG LOLA! (her dog is a westie named lola l-o-l-a- Lola). I stopped and flipped through this particular New York Times bestseller and we marvelled at these amazing cupcake ideas in the book, and how easy they actually were to create! I just had to have it. We then sat in the car drooling on these pictures while we picked one design in particular and proceeded to pick up the needed supplies to bake it!
We made the cupcake batter from scratch and probably should have made the frosting from scratch as well but we were on a limited time frame. We baked, we decorated, we ate! It was a ton of fun and the smile on my daughters face this morning when she saw her breakfast was a full fledged panda bear make out of entirely edible contents was worth the effort.