The recipe was enough for 24 regular size muffin holders. I filled them a little past half full.
And, as you can see, they didn't spill over the top.
I used the butter cream frosting recipe that was attached to the cake recipe. However, I cut the recipe in half since I was not frosting a two layer cake. The amount was perfect for 24 cupcakes unless you like mounds of frosting on your cupcake. If this was to be the end of the decorating, I might have opted for a bit more frosting.
However, there was a plan to add more color and...
There were a few with chocolate sprinkles for those require chocolate in their diet.
And just to make sure everyone knows he's now four, I added a candle to the top cupcake in the shape of the numeral 4. That was a big hit with him. He said he was going to keep it forever.
I think Nathan had had a good time too, black eye and all.
It's pretty difficult to get a four year old to sit still for two seconds any day of the week, but trying to get pictures today was nearly impossible.
THE NEXT DAY
I did not post as planned yesterday so now I have this picture to add to this post.
I see he moved his candle from the cupcakes to the cake, and got to make another wish.