Long Live the Cookbook Queen!

Today is a surprise party. 🙂

A surprise birthday party.

A virtual surprise birthday party.

For one of my very favorite bloggers ever.

I bet when you got up this morning, you didn’t know that you would be attending a birthday party, did you?

So it’s not just a surprise for the birthday girl, but it’s a surprise for you, too!


These pretty, pink, sparkly, happy cupcakes are in honor of my sweet blogging friend Kristan!

Kristan writes the blog Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, and she’s one of the funniest, cutest, nicest, most talented people I’ve met.

And she isn’t just the Cookbook Queen.

She’s also the queen of all things pink (26 pages of results after searching for “pink”…that’s definitely royalty!).

And glittery.

So naturally, her birthday cupcakes should be pink.

And glittery. 🙂

I also decided that someone as fun and sparkly as Kristan needed fun flags for her cupcakes, and what better than royal flags proclaiming, “Long live the Queen”?!

Of course, the other side is all about the important day. After all, is there a more important day than the Queen’s birthday?

I think not.

I created the flags myself, inspired by Kristan, and after glueing them onto wooden skewers, I topped each one of with a tiny, pink gem.

I’m pretty sure that’s the only way to top off a glitter queen’s cupcake.

And the Cookbook Queen would naturally have pink cupcakes, but I knew that one shade of pink wasn’t enough for Kristan. Two shades of gorgeous pink batter needed to be swirled together for these glitzy cupcakes.

It was the only option.

In the end, these cupcakes made me so happy, I decided that I have to make myself some glitter coated cupcakes fit for a queen when my birthday rolls around next month.

I hope they make today’s birthday girl just as happy as they made me. 🙂

Happiest of birthdays, Kristan! I hope you get lots of pretty things and everyone spoils you as you deserve!

xo and much love,

Oh yeah, and you can’t leave a birthday party without a favor, so if you have a birthday queen in your life, then you’re in luck, because you can print out these fun, festive flags and make your own cupcake toppers. 🙂 Enjoy!

Click on the link below to download and print. Print on heavy, bright white paper at 100% (do not scale).

Long Live the Queen birthday flag cupcake toppers

Banner designed by Darla

Here’s a list of the other amazing ladies participating in Kristan’s virtual surprise birthday party today. Stop by and check out all of their special treats!

Cookies and Cups - Sour Patch Kids Cupcakes
Baking in Heels - Pink Cupcakes for the Cookbook Queen
SprinkleBakes - Cotton Candy Meringues
The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle - Sparkly Birthdays and Cookbook Queens (Queen Cookies)
LilaLoa - Sour Patch Cookies
Glorious Treats - Sweet Heart Cupcakes

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  1. says

    Wow, these look completely amazing! That choc frosting looks so glossy and I love the way the glitter sets it off. I definitely think Kristan would be loving these! I’m sure she wishes she could sample one for real in person! and I’m happy I’ve discovered your blog too!

  2. Bttrflybabydoll says

    I know how much you love birthdays so I bet they really had to twist your arm to do this tribute! 😉 Happy Birthday Kristan! These are just lovely!

  3. says

    Lets lee if I can manage to work my kindle today… these cupcakes are super adorable, and I’m not normally even a fan of pink! Beautifully done. 🙂