Host a Cupcake Painting Party: Recipe and VideoBut before I get straight to it, check out the party!
Amanda has released each of the recipes!!! From top to bottom of the cupcake tower:
- Peanut Butter Buttercream frosting with crushed oreos and caramel great place to start
- Chocolate peanut butter butter cream frosting with crushed peanut butter cups - oh yummmmm!!!
- Caramel, toffee and buttercream frosting with a touch of coffee flavor - 5 out of 7 favorites
- Confetti cupcake with Tahitian vanilla buttercream frosting
rainbow inside and my favorite, the S'more cupcake - YUMMMM, man I wish I had one!
This is what happens when you get a bunch of bloggers together and we take a break...:)
Erin needed a charger :
Whew, Amanda made such scrumptious mini cupcakes!!! it was hard to believe but it only took 3 really well done mini cupcakes until we needed time to rest and digest. :) So we started painting.
I just love watching everyone paint the painting: they add their own flare. Amanda's @ Kevin and Amanda is the upper left, moving right: Brekke @ My Sweet Home, Dolly's (my mom), Erin's @ The Pigbear and on the bottom row, Myra's @My Blessed Life. It was Dolly's idea to add lipstick to the glass/cup.
The finished products!
If you'd like to paint your own, here is an instructional video that took way longer to upload to Youtube than it did to make and edit. If you want to do this, you can totally do this!!!
Grab a 10 x 10 canvas and the following and you are ready:
- Titanium White
- Zinc White
- Cerulean Blue (or Cobalt Blue)
- Green Light
- Prussian Blue (or Plathelo Blue)
- Burnt Umber
- Yellow Ochre
- 1" Flat Brush
- 1/2" Flat Brush
- 1/2" Round Brush (what we'll use as our eraser brush)
- #4 or #6 Round Brush
(FYI - and this is my personal opinion, I really like the brand Master's Touch acrylic paint brushes you can find at Hobby Lobby. If you don't have a Hobby Lobby available, pick an acrylic paint brush that has synthetic bristles, not squirrel, sable or something else - synthetic. It's stiff and easier to deal with, in my opinion.)
My hope is that you actually do this; think about it...what would your daughters/mothers/sister-in-law/friend painting look like compared to yours and when I say compare...don't compare which one looks "better", but does the painting reflect them.
Painting is truly one of the most personal experiences that you'll have and now you can share it with friends/family.