Here is Titus' birthday tower of carnival/circus cupcakes! This was quite the project but I was overall happy with how it turned out!
My cousin, Emily, told me about this book -Hello, Cupcake! And seriously, if you like to do your kids' cakes, stop what you are doing and go buy it (I bought mine on Amazon for about $8)! It's so cute, the instructions are generally easy to follow, you don't have to buy a lot of cake decorating things, and your kids will love them! There are also some very classy cupcake designs suitable for adults as well. It's a book that I'm sure I will be returning to again and again for ideas.
I love the concept of cupcakes because they are easy to serve, portioned out, and adorable. I was able to easily adjust the ideas to work with what I had and what I could find at the store. And while my cake platter wasn't quite right, I just added an extra layer of candle cupcakes (1 candle on each representing his 1st birthday) and seated the clowns on the table (they were too tall for the bottom tier). I also skipped the cute elephant cupcakes they suggested because I simply did not have enough time to do them - I think it turned out just fine without! Oh and I decorated all of the extra cupcakes by rolling the edges in sprinkles and topping them with a circus peanut or a gummy life saver with one candle in the middle.
So there you have it, the cupcake project. I hope there will be many more because they were fun to do!