Wizard of Oz cupcake toppers

So my mom and sister have been rehearsing/performing in our local production of Wizard of Oz for the past months…and from what I hear, have been having a blast! My mom was in charge of the make-up which was amazing, and my sister did the cutest dance in the Emerald City scene. Their closing night was last Saturday, and my mom hired me to make some cupcakes for the cast! My mind started whirling and of course I had to hop on Pinterest, Flickr, and google for some inspiration! This is what I came up with!

I decided to go with flat fondant toppers-they were easier to make than 3-D ones (or I’d imagine they were easier), and I made sure to do most of the main characters in the story. (forgot Glinda, oops!)

Toto!
Dorothy! Well, her ruby slipper (which I dusted with luster dust! loved it!)
The Scarecrow!
A mainly filler topper-the word OZ.
The Tin Man.
This was my all time favorite-the yellow brick road, complete with poppies!
My second fav was the lion!
Gotta have that rainbow.
And the wicked witch’s hat.

Everything was going smoothly….cupcakes came out perfectly… (recipe here)

Frosting went well-yes two are missing toppers apparently I can’t add 36 and 36 together. Math never was my strong suit.

Looking fabulous, right?

dun dun DUN.

Sooo…..I was getting one of my carriers out of the fridge right before my mom came and the bottom dropped out. (it didn’t latch all the way I think) The entire bottom tray was a bust as you can see. The other two trays were banged up and frosting slid everywhere!

Luckily (after shedding a few tears and grabbing my phone to document the tragedy…hardcore blogger all the way!) I grabbed my two dozen extras (thank goodness the recipes made a lot!),  tossed the floor ones (except for the toppers that survived), wiped the frosting off the toppers and trays as best I could, and soldiered on. Those two trays looked a bit battle-worn, but I was SO happy that my “client” was my mom, as she is super laid back and was great about the whole thing. (and will be getting even more of a discount now, lol)

The cast enjoyed them a lot (especially the main characters with their individual cupcakes!) and my mom just told them she jostled the case on the way. I told her to tell them what really happened but she’s too nice! (I have an awesome mom)

So all’s well that ends well!

Comments

  1. Love love love your cupcakes! We did the Wizard of Oz in high school. So much fun!! Oh no! My cupcake courier did that once. My son also decided to push it off the table one day and it has a crack in it. It still works, but it’s not pretty anymore. :(

  2. Can you post your chocolate cupcake recipe you used? They look amazing and I have a little girl birthday party coming up that I would love to bake some up for! Thanks!

  3. love the cupcakes! wizard of oz is my all time favorite movie. My parents always tell me I used to know all the words, ha

  4. Oh no! I read the first part of your post with such trepidation– the way you were writing, I knew something was going to happen! I’m sorry they fell, but the cupcakes are absolutely darling!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh, bless your heart! They turned out great, though! :)

  6. Ack, those are SO cute! My favorite is the yellow brick road too.
    So sad that they fell, but isn’t it nice to have mothers like that? =)

  7. You did such a great job! Those cupcake carriers make me paranoid–I always hold from the bottom and never the handle!

  8. These cupcakes are amazing! You did a wonderful job. :) . Too bad about the ones which fell.
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  9. Why aren’t you my neighbor? Then I would make you come over and help me make cupckaes for Gracie’s party.
    If you ever think about moving, I know where you could come….
    liZ

    ps—The cupcake catastrophe…I’m so sorry. That is totally something that would happen to me. (And I would have photographed it as well.)

  10. Why aren’t you my neighbor? Then I would make you come over and help me make cupckaes for Gracie’s party.
    If you ever think about moving, I know where you could come….
    liZ

    ps—The cupcake catastrophe…I’m so sorry. That is totally something that would happen to me. (And I would have photographed it as well.)

  11. Why aren’t you my neighbor? Then I would make you come over and help me make cupckaes for Gracie’s party.
    If you ever think about moving, I know where you could come….
    liZ

    ps—The cupcake catastrophe…I’m so sorry. That is totally something that would happen to me. (And I would have photographed it as well.)

  12. Why aren’t you my neighbor? Then I would make you come over and help me make cupckaes for Gracie’s party.
    If you ever think about moving, I know where you could come….
    liZ

    ps—The cupcake catastrophe…I’m so sorry. That is totally something that would happen to me. (And I would have photographed it as well.)

  13. Jess: Hi my name is Linda and I am having a Celebrate Oz blog party on my http://lindaomsoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.com next Thursday.
    A mutual friend sent me your link. What you have made is fabulous and would be such a super addition to our Celebrate Oz party. So that being said, please consider joining us by signing up on the blog and just use this post. Your cupcakes are absolutely perfect for our event. Consider my invitation. Hope to see you Over the Rainbow and down the Yellow Brick Road, Oma Linda

  14. Oh dear, I might have had to have a toddler tantrum at the end there, although perhaps having toddlers yourself rather precludes that, that and the baby bump! Glad your mum was okay with it all anyway :o )

  15. Those AWESOME!! And great save. I would probably have ended up in a pile of mommy on the kitchen floor.

  16. Oh my gosh, I’ve shed a tear just looking at them! They’re awesome, and then all that hard work squished! So glad it turned out ok! M x

  17. wonderful, very nice. marta

  18. You poor thing. Well done you for continuing I bet your Mom really appreciated it!
    Katie x

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