This summer, my office had a great intern. She was hard-working, fun, energetic, and honestly a nice change of pace from the usual guy engineers I often work with. Don't get me wrong, 10 years into engineering I've accepted and embraced that a majority of my colleagues are and will always be male and really they are great! That said it was a treat to have some extra pink in the office and an extra pair of eyes in our engineer div that appreciated fun shoes :) I especially liked being able to reference and share the legally blonde approach to work (work hard, be nice, look professional but cute, etc)
Needless to say, before she left I had to take advantage of the opportunity to make some fun girls cupcakes while I had someone on my team who would appreciate them. So to celebrate a successful summer and her final out brief of her projects, I made high-heeled cupcakes for the team.
I have made the shoe cupcakes one time before, but it has been a little while so I have been itching to make them again. This time I went with a black and pink theme and kept the shoes super simple- just using extra pink gum sticks for bows on two pairs and then doing polka dots with icing in the other pairs. Like last time I used sanding sugar for the coloring, cut graham crackers covered in icing for the body of the shoe and then pirouette cookies for the heels.
Because I made them on a week night- I has to limit the shoes to four pairs and did quick filler cupcakes with sprinkles and a few laffy taffy purses for the rest. I did add a legally blonde touch by stealing a cup from Addie's Minnie Mouse tea set and making a little snap cup complete with a few snaps :)
The real challenge this time around was getting them to work. As last time I made them there was no transporting involved. I ended up 'gluing' the high heels to the platter with icing and then putting them In the fridge overnight and seemed to do the trick as made it to work in one piece. Success! And best of all, our intern loved them- as did most if the office - engineering guys included :)