Saturday, August 08, 2009

Styrofoam Balls + Glitter = Cupcake Day

But, do we really need a special day to eat Cupcakes?? I think not, but it is for a really good cause!! I don't know if many people are aware that Monday the 17th August is Cupcake Day!
Here in Australia, Cupcake Day is run to help raise money for the RSPCA-Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA is a non-government, community-based charity dedicated to protecting the welfare of all animals - great and small).Here is the link with more detials about the day if you want to get involved Cupcake Day

I saw in a scrapbooking magazine an ad from Doodlebug Designs, and they had made some cupcakes with paper product and glitter (not really sure what they used) but I thought maybe if I covered some styrofoam balls in glue and then rolled in glitter, popped them into a patty case, then maybe they might look like cupcakes. Now believe me this was a pretty messy process!! Oh, and I didn't just do Cupcakes, I also did Sundaes and Icecreams. And the cake I made a few posts ago, well that was made because of the Cupcake Day, that also is in the window. The only thing I didn't have was the cherries to go onto top, I couldn't find anything small enough and then I ran out of time, but they still look good enough to eat!!
Anyway the photos above show you the Before and After, so I was pretty happy with the end product!!

Most people who know me, know that I am a huge fan of anything to do with cupcakes! I have books, aprons, cake stands, etc. This all started last year when I decided to make cupcakes for my Mum's 60th, so I was trying out recipes to come up with the perfect one and then I was making frostings, in all different colours, flavours, etc.
I work partime in a scrapbooking shop, so we are doing our bit to help out on Cupcake Day. We are running classes during the month of August which include Cupcakes and Animals and at every class we are selling Cupcakes for morning tea and supper and all money raised over the period will be going to the RSPCA.
So to get totally involved and let everyone know what we are doing, we decided we needed to go the whole hog and fully deck out the front window with a really cool display! I'm really happy with the end product. Everyone who comes into the store stops and looks at the window display and we have had heaps of comments about it!

Sorry the photo isn't all that great, but I kept getting too much reflection!

(if you click on the photo you will be able to see it in more detail)

Thanks Jules

1 comment:

Liz Collett said...

Very Cool and what a fabulous idea. I will definitely be checking out the RSPCA site. Thank you Julie for your lovely work.


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