Every girl knows the color.
That slightly green, mostly blue, usually inscribed with a little black name and tied with a little white ribbon.
Ah yes, Tiffany & Company... the infamous color, home of breakfasts, bling, and truly untouchable luxuries. If you've ever received anything from Tiffany, you remember it. You probably remember where you were, what it was, who gave it to you, and most importantly, that it came in that iconic blue box.
When one of my very favorite children turned six years old this week (SERIOUSLY where did the time go?), I would've LOVED to be the person that gifted her a blue box. I mean, look at this smile, how can you say no to that?
Like many girly 6-year-olds, she loves all things sparkly and beautiful, and is obsessed with being a beautiful princess. But, since everything at Tiffany costs an arm and a leg, I went with the next best thing for this amazing girl:
Tiffany blue cupcakes.
I baked them in brilliant silver liners, piped perfect rosettes on top, and sprinkled little edible pearls all over as decoration. The color was achieved with a 4-1 ratio of Wilton gel coloring. 4 parts Sky Blue and 1 part Leaf Green.
I looked all over for my cupcake stand, knowing that Lizz would want to display them when I arrived at Skylar's party. Lo and behold, Lizz HAD my cupcake stand from a Muffin Tin Monday post. And so, the cupcakes were properly displayed.
And later, they were devoured. I don't know if there were any left over after the party ended, but I will say this one thing. I may not have been able to give Skylar her first Tiffany's box, but her first Tiffany blue elicited a similar reaction as if I'd given her a diamond tiara. Eyes wide, a sharp intake of breath, she smiled and said "ok, those I promise I will eat MORE than just the frosting. They're so pretty!"