My youngest child - my first and only (and last, to quote my husband) son - turned one on Sunday. We had his party on Saturday. It was a hopping party - but that's because it was a frog-themed party more than anything else. I had decided when he was just a wee one that we would do the frog theme. I searched Wilton's website for frog ideas. I elected to go with this cake - hoping I'd be able to do it without losing my religion in the process. I mean, what fun is your kiddo's birthday party if you're stressed out about the cake?! None!!! Since I'd recently done Elizabeth's Hannah Montana electric guitar cake, I thought I could surely do this one. :)
My week was insane and at the last minute I decided to just go with a cake mix - Pillsbury Strawberry (my kids love it). Frosting is the Wilton Vanilla Buttercream but I use real Bourbon Vanilla Extract instead of the imitation clear vanilla.
Caramel Cake cupcakes but didn't have enough caramel syrup in the fridge and since it was two-and-a-half hours until the party I needed something quick. I decided to go with Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Cupcakes. I'd had them before and I knew they'd be perfect. They were. I frosted them literally minutes before we walked out the door. I'd forgotten that the last tip I'd used with the kelly green frosting was the grass tip - so we ended up with one "chia cupcake" (my kids didn't get it, but all the adults thought it was funny).