"Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, the Big Bad Wolf, the Big Bad Wolf?..."
Turns out I was when a mom called and asked us to create Big Bad Wolf inspired sweets for her little one's birthday. How in the world could we make something that would work within that theme? Then it came to me, our "Animal Cracker" cupcakes!
I knew that somewhere in our collection of mini cookie cutters, we had a cowboy set with a howling coyote... that could be our wolf. I showed mom, Karla, a photo of our "Animal Cracker" cupcakes and she loved the idea, then asked if we could do little pigs, too. Yes, we definitely had that cookie cutter. By adding a little house cookie, our trio of "Animal Crackers" for a Big Bad Wolf party was complete. In addition to the cupcakes, we did little cello bag favors for the kiddos to take home.
Now I am in love with the idea of a Big Bad Wolf theme for a child's birthday party! (I loved the Disney cartoon version when I was little.) The 3 Little Pigs is a classic fairy tale that in retrospect is the perfect inspiration for a preschooler's big day, and the invitation for this party is fantastic:
Turns out the Big Bad Wolf wasn't so scary after all!