Sophia's 2nd birthday...this was a special one! Yes, my baby was turning two but I'm afraid it was overshadowed by the fact that Martha Stewart herself played a role in this party!! Let me explain...
There are a few times during the year that I don't miss a Martha Stewart magazine, show or special; and one of them is Halloween. So, I was watching The Martha Stewart show one October morning and she had asked that "we" send in pictures of our kids wearing their Halloween costumes. Sophia had dressed up as a pumpkin the year before (super cute) so I sent the picture in, along with some of the pictures from her first birthday party, and that was that.
About a week later, I received an e-mail from the producer asking me if I would be interested in an opportunity to talk to Martha live on her show...unhhh, YES!!
Everything fell into place very quickly and before I knew it I was chatting with Martha live on her show! Pretty cool moment!
Follow this link http://www.marthastewart.com/article/halloween-ornaments-from-martha-stewart-show#ooid=JwNHVlMjoOElx3A9hNu7bkNQCJvke1kW and then click on "Watch the Video" on the lower left side below the Halloween Tree. And yes, I did make the Halloween Tree.
|The Martha Tree|
I found these Creepy Cupcakes in the Martha Stewart Halloween magazine years before I was a mom and couldn't wait for a chance to try them out! I used a simple vanilla cake recipe and Martha Stewart's Simple Buttercream recipe to ice them. I think it works better than regular buttercream for this type of cupcake. It's a lot less fussy and it sort of dries out, keeping the decorations in place and the cake moist and yummy!