When I think of cupcakes, I think of Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids when she elaborately decorates a cupcake for her pity party of one then proceeds to devour it. I was captivated by the scene because it was a) something I would never do – the baking part – not the eating part, and b) it provided such insight into her character, her emotional state and her passion.
While we once associated cupcakes with birthdays and special occasions, they are now becoming more commonplace, having recently soared in popularity. Exclusive cupcake bakeries have opened up and garnered celebrity fans like Katie Holmes, who loves cupcakes so much that she recently had them delivered to the movie set.
Despite newly acquired status as the hip new dessert – cupcakes are still associated with birthdays – which is why this new design is so versatile. Put it on t-shirts, napkins, aprons, whatever… Make something for the birthday girl or use it on party favors for the attendees.
I initially digitized this design for my girls back in January and stitched it out on a “birthday girl” headband for them to wear on their big days. I recently returned to the design and made some improvements to the file so that I could add it to the Machine Embroidery Geek Etsy store. Since it’s a new item – I am offering the cupcake machine embroidery design for $1 this week only!