Let me recommend the fabulous cookbook Hello Cupcake which is full of silly cupcakes, as you may well have guessed. I was sorely tempted to use the picture from the book, rather than this picture of the ones that I made. (My husband kindly whittled laffy-taffy into the tongues for me – what a man!) The book is absolutely a must for anyone with children.
I don’t know if the birthdays sneak up on you in your house, but over here I always know they are coming for weeks and weeks and weeks, and then, at the last moment, they surprise me by being tomorrow. Anyway, this book is full of simple ways to delight children through making cupcakes out of things that you can very easily keep on board year round. This does not completely deal with the birthday sneak-up, but it helps! Titus adores this book – fishing it off my cookbook shelf and pouring over it page by page. He knows the binding, and even if I move it, he will find it. He has taken his love so far as to actually lick the page, and he now affectionately calls it “my book.”
So let me recommend that you all put this one on your Christmas lists if you don’t already have it. You know, on second thought, you could just buy it for your toddlers and borrow it when you need it!