Hints From Heloise for March 2

Friday, March 11, 2011; 1:22 AM

Dear Heloise: I went to my best friend's 3-year-old's BIRTHDAY PARTY. Instead of the mom baking a cake, she made cupcakes and decorated each one with a letter. When finished and the cupcakes were placed together, they spelled out "Happy Birthday Boston" (the birthday boy's name). One had the number "3" on it, since that was how old he was turning.

Depending on how many people are attending, extra cupcakes can be made and decorated with different designs. She used stars, rockets, etc. These extra cupcakes can be placed between the "Happy Birthday," or they can be arranged around it. They were great for picture-taking and were adorable.

Assign someone with baby towelettes to wipe the children's faces and hands, because the frosting can really make a mess.

-- Ruth in Texas

Love this idea, and we are posting the picture on my Web site, www.Heloise.com! Great idea for any party where a cake would be served. And with frosting now sold in tubes, it's much easier to decorate cupcakes. -- Heloise



P.O. Box 795000

San Antonio, TX 78279-5000

Fax: 210-HELOISE

E-mail: Heloise@Heloise.com


CONTINUED     1           >

© 2011 The Washington Post Company