Sunday, August 26, 2012

fruit stripe gum cupcake toppers

guys, i think my camera hates me.
i can hear the camera scream 
"OH NO! NOT HER AGAIN!" 
when i pick it up. it knows i don't allow it to slack and as soon as that battery percentage goes down to 20%, 
i head for the charger.
i dropped it once, 
or maybe it was trying to escape from me,
so now it goes 
chica.chica.chica.chica.chica.
when i turn the power on.
i have no idea what that sound means.

i just think one day it may go
but until then, i fully intend on working it to its death, which i hope will be never.

poor thing.

so, since i have a habit of being long and drawn out on some of my posts, and my projects are also long and drawn out, with tons of pics and forever time to put them all together, 
i have decided to do a simple and wordless (kinda) tutorial.

check it out :)
for birthdays.
or any party.
or just for smiles.
do you like them?
why,
make some today! 
:)
 y'know, there are only 9,562,142 possible designs you can make with this pretty awesome pretty gum that would be uh...
awesome.

and that's just on cupcakes!

what about on top of cookies?
or bars? 
or cakes? 
or brownies? 
or cake pops? 
or, or, or....

think i'll save those other possibilities
for you. 
and besides that, taking pictures of all those possibilities would really kill my camera! 



27 comments:

  1. Wow! How unique! Seriously, I've never seen gum-topped cupcakes! Awesome. I'd love for you to share at my link party:

    destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/08/destination-cutesy-monday-29.html

    Thanks!!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Kathyrn Salt! oops-I mean Pepper! (sorry guess i like to kid around :>P) This is what happens when my kids play with their gum-there is inspiration everywhere! Anyway, i am headed for your partay! Yahoo-thanks for the comment and invite :)

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  2. WOW, I have not had fruit striped gum since I was a kid. These really bring back memories. What a great idea, I know my kids would love this (and I will too!) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yay! Glad you like it :) I loved it as a kid only cuz it was so pretty and used to chew it all the time-it was stuck in my hair a lot too when I fell asleep with it LOL

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  3. hahahaha I wish my camera would die.. it's old and I'm sick of it. Maybe I can fake it's death?! Is that mean?

    LOVE your cupcakes!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. LOL! If it means you can get a new camera, then I'll never tell :) Glad you like the cupcakes Christine!

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  4. I love your circle collage of photos, that was pretty cool! I think it's pretty great that you came up with a way to use Fruit STripe gum, I loved it as a kid, it was so fun and your idea really works great! Best wishes to you and your camera!

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    1. LOL Thanks Michelle! I tried to bribe my camera to stop making the chica sound with fruit stripe gum but I guess it doesn't like it as much as we do! I remember making paper chains outta the fruit stripe wrappers as a kid too but now the wrappers are just zebra tatoos! LOL

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  5. what a creative an FUN idea! love it

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    1. Oh thank you so much Heather! It's cheap and cutting the gum in 1/2 is optional. Quick and easy and the kids can do it too :)

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  6. What a fun idea! I love your blog- it's so colorful! I found you via FPTFY's WYW hop :) Now following!

    Jessica
    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hooray hooray Jessica!!!! Many thanks to you and your cutie pie baby!!! :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up again! Have a great weekend!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  8. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/09/made-monday-35-picks.html

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    1. Stephanie! That's the best toast i've ever had! THANK YOU SO MUCH! yahoooo!

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  9. I love it! Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up some more great ideas! Have a great rest of the week!
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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    1. You're very welcome MacKenzie! Thanks for the comment and another invite to your partay! think i need to go shopping for another outfit with all these parties going on :)

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  10. So clever and so unique! Love your post too. :)

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    1. thank YOU Cindy! it's nice to see someone is reading my old posts! man i must've been in a silly mood when i made this! but then again i always am?! LOL :>D

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  11. I think these are AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. and i think it's awesome you commented and like them Sara! thank YOU! :)

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  12. Super cute! I love to decorate with candy. I'll have to try this one! Thanks

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    1. be warned, once you start you can't stop Sarah! heehee thanks again and have fun with the candy decorating!

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  13. Your poor camera really was working overtime on these cupcakes. :-) Love your Fruit Stripe messages!

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    1. that camera actually did get put to sleep and i have since gotten a new one that i am now overworking too! LOL thank you SO much for stopping by Keitha!

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  14. These are super - it would be great if you stopped by Carole's Chatter to add this to the current Food on friday - recipes for kids to make. Cheers

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    1. thank so much for your super sweet comment Carole! :)

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a comment for me? now THAT'S what i call a wonderful christmas gift :)