Sugar Swings! Serve Some: mother's day, graduation, and 80's neon party.....!

Monday, May 14, 2012

mother's day, graduation, and 80's neon party.....!


...so i hope everyone had an awesome mother's day weekend! or just had a fun weekend in general...to celebrate mother's day AND to celebrate that i officially finished my higher pharmacy degree (pharmD)....i made myself a fun little party.....and channeled some of my inner 80's just for fun....!


...if you're an 80's child...you'll remember these...


florescent jelly bracelets...or actually a lot of neon and florescent stuff in general....belts, sweatshirts, shoes....you name it....so tried to get some of that color for this par-tay....

....tint your frosting until you get the color you like....i used food paste pink, yellow and light green from william sonoma (the orange i made from the same yellow and added a little red to get the color i wanted)


the cupcakes and cake are a chocolate cake from i am baker which is from this recipe.....2 words.....MAKE IT!!....so simple and delicious!....decorated the cupcakes with the tinted frosting with some different wilton tips....

I always like to know which tip did what design (tip 199 is my fav right now!)
the diplomas (did you realize they were diplomas?) where made with tootsie rolls...my newest favorite medium since i am not a fondant fan....just nuke a tootsie roll in the microwave for no more than 10 seconds.....roll out flat, then roll it up like a diploma, snip ends if needed until you get the diploma shape...i tied it with some leftover edible grass from easter....i originally did them in the vanilla flavor, but then realized i had matching colors of the frosting with lime, cherry, orange, and lemon tootsie rolls!


had some leftover frosting so made some sandwich cookies with some store bought chocolate wafer cookies....


i like the chocolate with bright neon colors together....definitely had an 80's look to them for me....since there was a lot of florescent with black combos back then!


and the cake for mother's day...it was a 6-inch chocolate layer cake...frosted with homemade buttercream with just simple drop flowers on top in the bright colors....

flowers made with wilton tip #108
...and added some sugar pearls and some bright pink non-pareils around...and done!


....and you get some fun neon goodies!....i never thought i'd look back to the 80's and say "why yes, more neon please...." but i actually kinda miss it....and neon is making a come back....i bought a neon pink belt the other day from the gap!...now if mullets and acid washed jeans come back into style i may have to take a pass (and how would you make acid washed cupcakes??!)....but some florescent accessories and goodies i can deal with!
 

the kids and i had a really nice mother's day....i got to sleep in late, got some homemade gifts, and had a fancy lunch with them .....a lunch without chicken nuggets or mac and cheese on the menu!....the rest of the day i just enjoyed them and being their mom....absolutely nothing better....

p.s. playing around with pic monkey (my nostalgic 80's pic above).....love that site....it's ridiculously easy to use too!

15 comments :

  1. Sooooooooooo cute and beautiful
    Just seeing all these colors makes me smile.
    I'm sure you had a wonderful time making all these adorable cookies and sweets
    Love the results!

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    1. Thanks Winnie! It was fun making all the goodies! Thx!!

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  2. Love all the neon, and yes, I knew right away that those were diplomas:) You had quite a nice dessert spread! Beautiful cake! CONGRATS on your fantastic accomplishment with the advanced degree, Michelle!

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    1. Yes too much dessert! Thanks sue! I am mostly just relieved to be done :)

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  3. Wow what a beautiful selection of cake and cookies! I love the cupcakes. The neon colours are fab!! Congratulations on your degree - you deserve all this goodness :)

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  4. Oh my, that is the funnest colored goodies, EVER!

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    1. Thanks Debra. I had a lot of fun with the color :)

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  5. I am totally loving the come back of neon...never thought I would actually say that:-) What a fun way to decorate all those yummy looking goodies!!!

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    1. I know, never thought an 80s comeback would be welcomed! thanks!!

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  6. Love the colors! Thanks for sharing! These neon treats are being featured tomorrow at Mrs. Fox’s Sweets Party :)

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  7. Those cupcakes are so creative! And I love how you decorated the cake. Gorgeous!

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  8. You are so creativ and i love to see all these colors

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