Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to School Cupcakes

Today, I wish I were  just an average, normal mother. A mother that looks forward to her children going to school. A mother that enjoys having a few moments to herself. But….I am not that mother.

See, today, my little Princess Runwild starts 5- year -old kindergarten. I have stayed home with her from the moment she was born. We have been the best of buddies. Just ask her, we’re best friends:) And, I do not enjoy spending time away from my little Runwild princesses. It always seems if I leave them to go “spend time on myself” I am always in a rush to get back to them. What can I say…I love my Princesses.
 I know….I’m weird. That’s ok…my mother’s weird too.
I tried to prepare myself for this moment (the first day of 5K) last year by sending Runwild to preschool for 3 days a week (but only for a few hours each day).  But, I’m thinking now maybe we should just ditch this whole school thing. I mean…I don’t even think kindergarten is mandatory. Right?!?
Alright, ok…I know…the apron strings must be loosened.  It will be ok…. The principal said at orientation that parents could come eat lunch anytime we wanted with our children.  Now, Mr. Sweets said I couldn’t go everyday to eat lunch, but I live very close to the school :)
So, what shall I do today to smoother my motherly woos (atleast until lunchtime)…
I have an idea…Lets make cupcakes!! Yes, yes, cake cures all problems! Right?!?

So here are some Back to School Cupcakes for all your little back to schoolers (and their tearful moms:)
They will be perfect for my little “5T” school girl! Enjoy!



Back to School Cupcakes
original recipe found here:
Ingredients
  • Yellow, green, and white frosting
  • Cupcakes
  • Red Skittles or M&M's
  • Small plastic bag
  • Rubber band or twist tie
  • Chocolate-covered graham crackers
  • White Good & Plenty candies

Instructions
  1. Cover the cupcakes with yellow frosting and allow them to sit for an hour before decorating. Dab each red Skittle or M&M with a bit of green frosting for the apple's leaf, then set them aside.
  2. Put a tablespoon or two of white frosting into a small plastic bag for piping. Cut a very small hole in a corner of the bag, twist the top of the bag closed, and secure it with a rubber band or twist tie. Piping the frosting gently out of the hole, write messages on the chocolate-covered graham crackers. Leave space at the bottom of the cookie, where it'll be stuck into the cupcake.
  3. Cut a groove in the cupcake's frosting with a knife, then fit a blackboard into the groove. Add one Skittle or M&M apple and a piece of Good & Plenty chalk, as shown.


Oh, and if your really having a bad day, you can make your own little pleading signs :) Just for you Moms missing their babies today:



23 comments:

Jocelyn said...

haha love the Don't Go cupcake sign:-)

cookies and cups said...

I know how u feel. my little guy is leaving me this year and going to kindergarten...I am so sad I don't know what to do :(
Guess I will become a permanent fixture in his school waving to him every chance I can get!
Cute cupcakes!

Diana's Cocina said...

I understand, my little one is in the sixth grade (LOL!)and I still have a hard time every year. We start school in 2 weeks :(.

The cupcakes are adorable. Wish I had one.

Kim said...

I understand exactly how you feel. My daughter is starting 4th grade tomorrow and I feel like she's getting all grown up. I just can't believe where the time went. I also love the "don't go" cupcake!

The back to school cupcakes are adorable and I know both princesses loved them!

tease-spoon of sugar said...

My daughter starts kindergarten this year too and I'm very sad. How did they grow up so fast? To make matters worse, my 3 year old is starting pre-school too - what am I going to do with myself? I guess I'll be spending more time blogging - and reading blogs. : ) Very cute cupcakes BTW. Great idea!

PACountryMouse said...

Adorable cupcakes!

Sonya said...

Seriously adorable cupczkes! I remember those days aswell..my boys are 12 and 10 now but now I dread the school year because it means we all have to get up early again..lol

Mandy said...

I love these! What a great and sweet idea for your kids. They probably felt so special that you would do that for them.

Erin said...

These are so adorable. Hopefully I will be motivated enough after our camping trip to make these brfore school starts!

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Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Hang in there and your cupcakes are positively adorable! Such a fabulous idea:)

TKW said...

Oh, I am kind of goopy over here, reading this. You love your Miss Runwild so much, and it really comes through in this post. My almost 5 year old missed the cutoff for Kindergarten by FOUR days, so it's another year of preschool for us (just a few hours in the afternoon). Dare I say that I was a little relieved? You and I share the same short apron strings.

Julie said...

Your such a sweet mommy :) The cupcakes are adorable!

Julie M. said...

I was in your shoes last year when my first went to kindergarten. It isn't easy, but I will tell you, it's so amazing to watch them that first year in school. You won't believe how much they learn and grow!

These cupcakes are beautiful!

Krista said...

I can sympathize. My daughter will start kindergarten in 15 days and I too have been home with her for all of her nearly 6 years...but luckily we only have half day here, so I only have to miss her for a few hours. Love these cupcakes!

harlow727 said...

LOVE the cupcakes!! We homeschool, but I still get weepy, lol. And no, K is not mandatory ;)

Shannon said...

Oh girl...my baby will start K5 next year, and it already hurts my heart...bad! I guess I will just bake the time away while she is at school =)

The Cookie Mama said...

Oops...I logged in with my personal blog id on the above comment (Shannon)...I am also the Cookie Mama =)

Love the cupcakes...I did a cake...not a very pretty cake...but nevertheless...

Elle said...

These are adorable! It really is hard to let them go as they grow up, but these days we really are raising future citizens of the world...and they have to step in that direction sooner or later. It sounds like you are a wonderful, loving mom so you will surely do it just right!

Pam said...

Great cupcakes! I felt the same way years ago. Was so sad, took my older son to kindergarten and he took off and forgot about me. Then I thought it was great, he would have no problem going there and didn't. Hang in there, you will be fine!

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Jerri said...

I love your cupcakes! Back to school themed stuff is always the cutest!

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