Sunday, June 26, 2011

Penguins and Narwhals

I can't believe it--my little brother is 14 years old! Not only that, but suddenly he is taller than me--when did he grow up? I must have missed it... to celebrate his birthday, I decided to page homage to his two favorite animals:

Sean has always been a HUGE fan of penguins--when he was younger I took him to see March of the Penguins on his birthday--I was amazed that such an energetic little kid could sit through an entire documentary with so much fascination!

 The narwhals fascination is new this year--apparently there is a popular youtube video about narwhals that the teenagers are really big into these days. Not gonna lie, after watching it several times it does become rather entertaining--but I will warn you, it will get stuck in your head for days and days and days and days... sometimes I even hear it in my dreams, it's slightly creepy... at least my narwhals are cute! ;)
 Although, I have to admit that the penguins were my favorite! :)
 and of course I had to make a few simpler cupcakes for those less inclined to devour a mound of sugar and sweets--so, Swedish Fish were a definite must.

 We kept them in the freezer until it was time to feast--so that they would stay in one piece for a little while at least--when we took them out a few of the mouths started to drip, so Sean took the liberty of adding some skewed Swedish Fish to the more bloodthirsty narwhals.

I just love those penguin eyes! They remind me of Sean's too-cute-to-get-in-trouble-because-I'm-the-baby-of-the-family-face. 

 Sean was pretty excited about his birthday cupcakes this year!

 Savoring every last bite...

 and the very best part about black frosting:

My cupcakes were featured!


Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

A very happy b'day to the little one!
What a cute idea...great for kids parties! Love it.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Screaming Sardine said...

Oh my gosh, how absolutely cute those all are! You did a great job. Looks like Sean was loving his cupcakes. :) I bet he appreciates a thoughtful sister like you.

I'd love for you to link this and any other cupcake related post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!


Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Sean! Love the penguins!

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely adorable! The little penguins are so playful, and I love the way the narwhal is piercing a Swedish fish!!

Anonymous said...

These are so adorable. I'm having a recipe only link party "Cast Party Wednesday". This would be a perfect addition to my party. I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!

Sweetened by Kagi said...

This is just adorable, thank for sharing! I am now your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too! I look forward to reading your future blog posts :)

Helby said...

So adorable! I love that you even thought to make a narwhal :o)

shopannies said...

love these job well done they are all adorable

Mimi said...

Oh wow - I shouldn't be looking at these beautiful delicious cupcakes so late at night! Wish I could enjoy one with a big glass of milk right now! Thanks for sharing. And happy Birthday to your cute little brother!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are so adorable! What a special and fun thing to do for your brother. Thanks for linking up at this week's BFF Open House!

Ashley said...

hey girl! these are totally darling! looks like he loved it as well!:) thanks so much for sharing!

Daffy's Dream said...

Happy Birthday!!! Penguin is absolutely cute.

~Iffy~ said...

I love the penguin! Very cute! Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Party.
Would you please link this up to My Favorite Things Friday Party! I would love it if you did =D

Jill said...

OH they are just FABULOUS!! Love the added skewered fish to the narwhals!!
I'm off to check out that youtube video now!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

c.w.frosting said...

So creative & they turned out so adorable! Yum!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Just Jaime said...

Fun! Love them both!

Erin said...

These are absolutely adorable! Great job!

Jenna said...

Those shiny penguin cupcakes are soo cute! Not sure what a narwhal is, but maybe I'll look it up on YouTube. Great job!

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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday last week. I would love it if came back tomorrow and shared more of your recipes with me.
I hope to see you there!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

This is so cute, I can't stop giggling!! Awesome...great idea ;)

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