Thursday, February 18, 2010

Adelaide's cupcakes

This photograph was taken on the morning of Addie's third birthday. The sun was shining so warm and brightly in our kitchen, Grandma and Grandpa were visiting, and we had tea and sweet cupcakes to share. And still she would not smile even a just a little for me and my camera!

Adelaide requested cupcakes many, many times for her birthday, and so I - spotting a gluten-free mix at the market - was inspired by and made these ones in miniature. They turned out far better than I expected, yummy, light and moist. No one could even tell that they were gluten-free, and, oh my was it ever nice for me to eat a cupcake once again!

After mixing up and baking the cupcakes, Adelaide and I were inspired and so we decided to make some little cupcake flags together. She art directed (barked orders at) me for the colours and patterns, I cut them out, she glue-sticked them, and we folded them over the sticks together. She's getting quite good with her little fingers - soon I'll be able to really put her to work for me!

Addie and I would like to share our cupcake flags, so that of you wish you can make some of your own. Here is a .pdf file for you to download and print out. They are quite simple and only require cutting, toothpicks, a gluestick, and little bit of time to make.

You may download the file here:

lovely_cupcake_flags.pdf

From the template: These little cupcake flags are simple but they can make homemade cupcakes even nicer. They are perfect for a child’s birthday, shower, picnics, or any other occasion. I used these flags for mini-cupcakes, but if you wish you can scale them to any size. You can also use a flag as a template to cut and make flags from other papers, such as recycled wrapping paper, wallpaper, magazines, maps, or security envelopes. Or maybe even scraps of cute fabrics!

Adelaide and I very much hope that you like them, please let us know!

41 comments:

Himiko said...

Could something have gone wrong in the post? I can't see a link to the file...

They look so yummy... I think they might reappear on your table soon!

Himiko said...

Ah, and then the file appeared. Sorry for that!

Barb Fisher said...

Happy Birthday little Addie! These cupcakes are adorable and I will definitely be trying out the little flags in the future!

Tiffany said...

Cute! Love the colours :) Happy birthday Addie!

Petit Filoux said...

They're so cute! And Adelaide looks adorable as per usual!

High On Craft said...

Happy birthday Addie! I remember when my three year old refused to smile for the camera too.

Those little flags would make a cute little bunting for decorating a dollhouse when someone has a party. Thank you for the file.

Elle said...

They're lovely. Thank you for sharing:) Happy birthday Adelaide!

matt and april said...

happy birthday adelaide! your cupcakes look so yummy and your flower broach is very cute! sharilyn, your blog is absolutely beautiful. i think of it often during the day and it makes me happy and inspired!

Amy said...

Your blog always inspires me!

blue china studio said...

Happy birthday to Adelaide! The cupcake flags are adorable. Thanks for sharing the download.

bananenblatt said...

little pumpkin, you are the cutest! Happy Purzeltag!

Michelle said...

I LOVE the cupcake flags! It is my husband's birthday tonight and I will be using a bunch of them atop his cake! Thank-you to you and Addie!

wkropka said...

happy birthday Addie ! sto lat Addie! alles gute Addie!

Ransacked Goods said...

Thanks so much for the adorable flag pdf. I am totally planning on using them for my daughter's upcoming 3rd. All I'm hearing about is cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes... I may even try printing them out on sticker paper.

{ b r u n a } said...

Thank you so much! I love the cupcakes flags ;)
Happy Birthday Addie!

Suzonne Stirling said...

These are delightful! Thank you for sharing the download - I posted the link on my blog today.

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

These are so adorable, thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday Adelaide!

Heather said...

I am inspired by your designs but also by your generosity. Thanks for the pretty paper downloads and for the flags.

GrassNaps said...

Those look so good! Thanks for the flag tutorial. :)

Julia said...

Heya :O)
Little Addie is 3! How precious....cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate a 3rd birthday. What could be happier than a cupcake?
I actually saw you up at the new grocery store while I was on my lunch break (I am a graduate student up at SFU!I said hi to you and Addie once last summer...) but felt too shy that day to say hello for some reason.
Nice to see her grow up so happy...up on the mountain is such a beautiful setting for childhood :OP
Take care!

alliehoopes said...

often I see ideas on blogs and devise a way to recreate it myself with my own style but there is no way to improve on these! she's got a future in design. thank you.

ricebabies said...

The very best birthdays are handmade ones, especially when you get to help mom.memories that will last forever.

lifeinredshoes said...

She looks so much older with her pulled back:(
They grow up fast, don't they, you are such a sweet, sweet Mama.

linda said...

Happy birthday to Adelaide, hope she had a lovely day.
Everything you do is so beautiful and inspiring. My daughter is three in April and I will definitely be trying the little flag idea - love it.

Ella said...

Happy Birthday little darling!
Little A is planning on baking cupcakes for big brother day so these will come in handy.

xo.

sofia wahnon said...

It's gorgeous! and Adelaide is "fofinha" as we say in portuguese, meaning, very-very cute. Lovely, really... thanks for all this sharing. Happy Birthday to both of you...

Kay said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely design and lovely lives in this blog. I am also a mother of young kids and get so much inspiration from you.

Happy belated Birthday to Addie. :-)

littlepuffyclouds said...

...totally going to make cupcake flags for my daughter Lucy's 3rd birthday coming up next month!

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for the adorable flag template. I had to do some quick birthday party planning for my daughter and they were perfect.

You can see my photos here: http://laowai.typepad.com/laowai_foreigner/2010/02/three-years-old.html)

I love your site - I love the brightness and sweetness that comes through in your photos. Keep up the inspiring work!

Laura Renee said...

hello, thank you for the flag pattern . i used them for a good friends 30th birthday this weekend . 30, 3 whats the difference? they were a hit!

Dolores said...

Just blogged about in my german blog: 7sachen-magazin.blogspot.com THANK YOU!!! such a nice idea!!!

Meg said...

what an adorable picture of your daughter! she is a sweetie!

Diana Hulme said...

I LOVE your blog & all of the sweet & beautiful things you create & share! Thank you for the inspiration! These cupcake flags are so cute. I also loved your tv post above - you are such a great example of a wonderful mother! So inspiring. Thanks!

lyckoskatt said...

the flags are lovely. i used them for a little gift envelope. thanks!

and your daughter is adorable. even when shes not smiling.

dharmaflyer said...

These are just adorable and thank you for sharing some more lovely lovley's. I shall be making these for my daughter, Lily's birthday this weekend!

mimi said...

i love your blog, the feeling you evoke is so simple and beautiful. my youngest granddaughter will be turning 12 april 25th, and i am going to make the little flags for her cupcakes! she will adore them. love the sentimental, warm tone to everything <3

Michelle Stedman said...

thank you so much for the post and happy birthday to your little one! I will definitely be using these for my son's first birthday party!

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Kate said...

hi! I just wanted to let you know I linked to these fun flags today on my blog! http://www.katesshortandsweets.com/2012/03/cupcake-flags-free-printable.html

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Those look so good! Thanks for the flag tutorial. :)