Birthday Bash Extravagaanza!

Today was Tasha’s party. She just invited a few girls (which was nice!). The theme was “Cupcake Wars”. If you’ve never seen the tv show after which the theme was chosen, the premise is this: three rounds of competition; round one is a taste test, round two is presentation and round three is a display with 1,000 cupcakes.

We didn’t stick exactly to the way the show goes. We did it this way: round one they had to pick one ingredient from each category. We had the “sweet n spicy” category and then the “fruity n nutty” category.

Round two, each team had to include the secret ingredient: leftover giant s’more cookie from Sunday!

We started off by watching an episode of Cupcake Wars while snacking on veggies n dip, fruit and dip, crackers and cheese, pickles and olives and homemade soda.

Then it was time to bake!

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Team: ETA’s Cutie Cupcakes

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Team: Despicable Uni-cupcakes

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What are you putting in those cupcakes, Annika?!

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Choosing their ingredients

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Sweet n Spicy Category: White Chocolate Chips, Cinnamon, Chopped Candied Ginger, Tang

Fruity n Nutty Category: Banana, Walnuts, Dried Apricots, Strawberry Jam

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Cupcakes, going in!

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Scoop ‘em faster!

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Frosting ready to go!

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Some of the finished products

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Our judges…hmmm…I think they had one cupcake too many!!!!

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Someone gets into his work

The girls decorated a special cupcake just for Tasha:

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Dramatic buildup to the blow out

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Make a wish

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Friend snuggles

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Our 10 yr old girl!

 

 

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Each girl took home a cupcake they decorated, some gum (yup, got it on clearance! I love a good deal) and a cute cupcake necklace I bought from Etsy store (IzyB Gifts).

Just to make sure they were all sugared up before they left…Ammon made each girl their choice of cotton candy:

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So fun!!!!

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