I called a few places to purchase some cupcakes, but no one could make exactly what I was looking for. So . . . I decided to make them myself! I have never made cupcakes (much less frosted and decorated cupcakes) but I thought I would give it a try. I used Paula Deen's cake and buttercream frosting recipe.
The "bubbles" are little sugar pearls I found in the cake decorating section of Michael's and I found the duckie cupcake picks at a fantastic little shop here in Portland called the Decorette Shop. It has everything you could ever imagine for baking cakes, cupcakes and candy. Olivia wore her little apron and helped with the mixing and the frosting. She loves to "herlp" and pulls her chair over whenever I'm baking. What do you think?