Do you remember a special celebration on May Day? It was a really a big deal at my California elementary school. Getting ready for the big day, we would all make paper flower wreaths for our heads and our parents were invited to come to school and we danced around a Maypole. I loved how folky it was!
Maypoles were simply a part of the general rejoicing at the return of summer, and the growth of new vegetation in European countries. I embrace my Danish heritage and love of the arts, especially World Dance. Living in Idaho, (Eastern Idaho especially), the return of Spring has always been a reason to rejoice and celebrate, thus my nod to May Day celebrations and Spring, Maypole Cupcakes.
Begin by baking a batch of 24 cupcakes and while they are cooling make your “Maypoles.”
them with your favorite icing. I used cream cheese frosting:
Cream-Cheese Frosting: 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice. Cream the cheese and butter together. Slowly add the powdered sugar and fully incorporate it, (no lumps) about 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and lemon juice and mix well.
Now while your coated pops are sitting in your piece of oasis, carefully tie some curling ribbon around the top of your sticks and with scissors, give them a gentle curl. Poke them into your prepared cupcakes and….
Happy May Day!
I absolutely love these. When I was a girl we used to celebrate May Day by doorbell ditching cookies at our neighbors. I AM making these this week! Joni
Oh… my …goodness. These are just about the CUTEST things that I have seen in a long time. I’m trying to figure out someone for whom I can make them. I need grandchildren in the biggest way!
Those look absolutely delicious! And so not good for my waste line now that the revealing clothes are coming out of my closet again 🙂
These are waaaay cute..even my grown-up grands would love these…:)
Oh boy, my kids would love these.
What a wonderful idea to make our food extra pretty.
A really cute, fun idea! Also love your flower cake!!!
These are so cute!!! One of my next baking adventures is going to be cake pops!
I loved May Day as a kid…we made baskets for our neighbors. Does anyone do that anymore?
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve enjoyed my visit here! I will be back to visit again soon!
Those are adorable and the pics just gorgeous!! WOW!
These are so FANTASTIC!! What a cute and creative cupcake. Love it 🙂
Well, it is amazing that you are my Mom! I did clean the bathrooms today. Glad I can see you making cool stuff!
Oh, these cupcakes are so cute! I have perused several of your posts and enjoyed reading each one! Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
Woo Hoo! This project is awesome!!! Those cupcakes are just soooo stinkin cute, love ’em. I’ve got to pass this post along to my daughter.
Thank you so much for joining the celebration at Woo Hoo! Wednesday. I hope you link up each week with more fabulous projects. Marla
Love, Love, Love these adorable treats!
These look amazing, great idea for kids birthday parties, instead of just cupcakes 🙂
I love these! They do look just like May Poles!
Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!
WOO HOO…these are so cute! What a great idea 😀
These are absolutely beautiful! What a delicious idea with a wonderful presentation! I wasn’t so sure how to sign up to your blog to be a follower…Am I missing something? My blog is: http://www.karensgardencottage.blogspot.com. Could you visit and let me know how to put you on my following list? Have a wonderful day! Karen
Hi! It’s me, again! I figured it out and joined your blog! Can you tell I’m rather new to blogging? Thank You, Karen
love, love, love the cupcakes!!! thanks for sharing 🙂
Ohhh how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have to try these…
I’ve gained two pounds just looking at those. Jane F.
These topiary pops look awesome. I know they are May Poles, but they could be topiaries too.
These are so cute!
I’m having a blog party tomorrow and I’d love it if you linked up!
GREAT post….these are precious!
What a fun project to do with the kids! My kids would love this. I’m quite sure they would love to eat as they go. Not sure the ribbon would even get on them before they dug in. Thanks for an awesome idea!
These are so cute and look so yummy. Thanks for linking to Favorite Things Friday!
What a darling and brillant idea! My daughter would love to make these. Thanks for sharing!!
I love the tootsie pop idea! They do look like little May poles! So creative and cute!
very sweet job!! love them
How absolutely adorable and clever. Thank you for visiting and saying hi. Happy May Day!
Hi, your blog is delightful!! I love these treats, how fun. We are making a May Pole today for a party we are hosting next weekend and your cupcakes would be perfect for it. Thank you so much for you visit and Happy May Day to you too!!!
They are adorable! Thanks for stopping by! I will be back here for sure!
These are absolutely adorable!
These are just the most festive looking cupcakes I’ve ever seen. What a clever idea. These would be perfect for my gkids birthday parties this summer. Thanks for a great idea and for stopping by to visit. I’m so happy I found you.
Gnee-I am so glad to “meet” you! I have recently become cupcake obsessed and these are adorable!!! They look fairly easy for the pizazz–I like things with a lot of bang for the buck! Thanks for stopping by!
So darling! I can’t wait for an occasion to make them – it doesn’t have to be May Day, right?
These are very cute! Great idea! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!
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These are so adorable! I want to eat one right now!