Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lambs both Vintage and Modern with Spring Cupcakes

Happy day!
"Keep the promises you make to yourself."
Dove Promises candy wrapper

Remember, you can always click on the image, puzzle or coloring page 
for a larger version to view and/or copy!
Here is a quick and easy cupcake decoration for Spring. This is perfect for those days when your child is getting ready to go to bed and informs you that he has committed you to bringing snacks for a party... tommorrow!

Easy Spring Cupcakes:
You will need:
> Baked cupcakes from cake mix directions (total time is approx. 30 minutes start to finish)
> purchased pre-made cupcakes from local bakery/grocer
> Jelly Beans
> tinted green coconut
> canned frosting,
          optional: tinted green

reminder: Remember how to tint coconut from a previous blog? Get a glass jar with a lid. Put in coconut. Drop in a few drops of green food coloring. Shake well to coat coconut. You can always add a drop or two more, but once it's green it is hard to make the coconut lighter.

Okay - simple directions.
* Frost cupcakes with canned frosting. If you have pre-purchased cupcakes, you still probably need to put a very light dollop of frosting on top.
* Sprinkle on green coconut.
* Press in 3 jelly beans to simulate eggs.

Presto! Bingo! You're ready to place them in a box and go to school!

Timely tip:
Remind your child that you need more notice next time, like a week!
Remind again. And again.
for sale at Princess Paradise, etsy

"Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes,
and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.
Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring
In triumph to the world the youthful spring."

-  Thomas Carew, The Spring, 1630  

Here are some great Vintage Song Sheet graphics
that would look great decoupaged onto a tray!




Here is a more recent lamb, Shari Lewis' Lamb Chop:

"The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs."
- Biblical quote

Here is a classical portrait of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God,
and as the Great Shepherd:
"Oh for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame;
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!"
- William Cowper

I think both the pencil sketch and the poem are so beautiful. On that lovely note, I will close for today.

No comments:

Post a Comment