J. told me he wanted an "Army Man" birthday. Not sure exactly what he was picturing... here's what I came up with:
For school, just some Army men (ordered from Amazon for cheap) on green cupcakes. Done.
Can I just say, freezer paper stencils are the best? No more dropping $25 on a customized, monogrammed shirt that he'll grow out of in 2 months. A $4 Hanes t-shirt, some freezer paper, a printer, some scissors, and brown paint and we've got an Army man shirt! (The back has his name and a 5)
These super cheap foil hanging decorations are also life-savers. Amazon has everything.
The Hubby may have critiqued my battle configuration... but I think the cake was cute. The pieces on top came from the same tub as the cupcakes with plenty leftover for J. to open as a separate gift.
In case you're looking for a new recipe, I absolutely LOVE this one for white cakes! I used it for both the cupcakes and the actual birthday cake.
Look at that happy birthday boy!