Things have been a whirlwind for the last month. School events keep me running, especially this time of year. First in April I co-chaired our schoolwide art show. My friend and I created this 4 years ago to celebrate the music and the art created by the kids of our elementary school. It's a ton of work (my pedometer clocked 19,050 steps on the day of the event!) but, very rewarding.
This month we are working on the end of the year BBQ & Carnival. Another biggie but, something we all really look forward to all year.
In the middle of these two big responsibilities, we are taking today to celebrate the amazing Williams teachers & staff with a luncheon. Four to five times a year about a dozen moms work together to create a buffet of salads and desserts.
Here is the dessert & food cards I created. These Carmel Apple Cupcake Parfaits were inspired by Lou, who was inspired by Tidy Mom's Cupcakes in a Jar.
I couldn't find any Mason jars at our local stores, so used clear cocktail cups. They are not quite as finished as I would've liked but, the time was ticking away too quickly, esp with 30 staff members.
Each Parfait uses 1 1/2 cupcakes (I cooked them w/o the cupcake wrappers so that people could just dive in with a fork.) I stamped the apple from Tart & Tangy stamp set in Certainly Celery w/Espresso stem. Then punched them out using the scallop circle punch. I would've loved to put some ribbon & more but, simple is nice, too.