I think it’s about time I retired these ‘sleeping baby’ cupcakes, as I tend to make them A LOT. However, for the Cupcake Camp O.C. amateur competition – they fit right into the theme of ‘childhood inspired’ cupcakes!

Since the cupcake were supposed to be memories of childhood, I used the sleeping babies and put them on a bed of Ovaltine cupcakes – that seems like what you’d drink to help yourself nod off for a good night’s sleep.

I topped them with a cream cheese frosting, and of course the baby blankets were made out of Starburst that I rolled out by hand – another childhood favorite!

I then made little signs of the babies dreaming happy dreams…

The babies looked great – and the crowd of over 800+ people (!) seemed to love them! I put out 48 cupcakes, turned around and literally they were gone in SECONDS! Wow!

Cupcake Camp O.C. was a great event for a good cause and though I didn’t win, I still made the TOP THREE!! I was so happy to be a part of it and can’t wait for the next one!