At the end of each summer season there is a barbecue for figure skaters and their families. It has become expected that I bring the cupcakes. Given that August is always hot and we were outdoors I decided to go with a summer theme and make sno-cone cupcakes. I used the tutorial from Bakerella and they turned out beautifully. The sparkling sugar really gives them a look of shaved ice.
For the last day of skate camp this summer I put together a surprise for all the skaters. Each one received a figure skate sugar cookie. This was no small feat as I could not track down a skate cookie cutter in the time I needed, so I purchased a large round metal cookie cutter and using pliers and assorted objects for shaping I bent and curved it to the appropriate shape.
I even made black skates for the boys! They were a huge hit!
Half the fun is the baking, the other half is the reaction from the recipients!