Ladybugs are welcome at my picnic. Just as long as there are only a few of them. Ever seen an infestation of ladybugs? They're adorable on their own but thousands is incredibly disturbing.
I'll admit it, I'm a grown woman with a not entirely ironic fondness for Twilight. I'm not a mom, I'm not living vicariously through my teenage daughters (because, ick). I'm just a person who sometimes loves reading really schlocky, badly-written novels with quickly moving plot lines. I wouldn't be ashamed of this cake showing up on my birthday, except that Edward looks a little sickly gray and moldy. Not a good look for a sparkly vampire.
Can't you see this cake inspiring an entire room's worth of decor? I like kids decor that can transition through the years. I feel like pink and blue are such baby colors that don't apply quite so well when they become toddlers. Green and yellow are always classic.
There are a million Mario cupcakes out there and pretty much all of them are adorable. I particularly like these because of how simple they are. The shapes are basic and effective, the fondant is smooth and not too thick, and Mario's mustache is as full as ever.
Since my nephew was born I've been buying him ugly dolls and he loves them! They're so snuggly and weird looking and charming and have so much character. Maybe for his fifth birthday I'll try these cupcakes out. I have 8 months to practice.