Saturday, April 28, 2012

MayPole Cupcakes for May Day

One of my fondest childhood memories
was delivering May Baskets on May Day.

My Mom was always so good about doing
this with us. I remember filling the Styrofoam cup
and twisting pipe cleaners for the basket handle.

Then going around the neighborhood to deliver.

Fun times.

MayPole Cupcakes

When I had Sophia and she got to be around a year old,
I wanted to start doing this with her but realized that May
Baskets and May Day really weren't a big deal where we lived.

Sophia delivering May Baskets, a few years ago! I am so glad I found this picture!

I changed that.

Although Sophia is growing up and becoming less 
interested in delivering May Baskets, I still think it
is fun celebrate May Day in some shape or form.

This year, I made these MayPole Cupcakes.

Very easy.

Just bake your favorite cupcake and use your favorite frosting.
I made the MayPoles using Pirouette cookies and ribbon.
I attached the ribbon underneath the top of the MayPole using
a dab of left over Royal Icing but you could use Karo Syrup.

The top of the MayPole is a flavored tootsie roll, but you 
could just as easily use a piece of fondant or spiced gum drop. 


Have a great May Day Everyone!  

Sharing with Crazy Sweet Tuesdays @ Crazy for Crust


Unknown said...

OMG they are so cute! I've never heard of may baskets before, love it! said...

Awww, happiness! Love this post, and love that Sophia delivered May Day sweets just as you did. I'm having flashbacks to elementary school when we celebrated May Day & danced around the Maypole (attempting not to tangle the ribbons!) - I had forgotten all about that! Thanks for your endless sweet & simple ideas! ;0) said...
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My Little Home and Garden said...

The idea of a Maypole comes more from books for me. How nice that you have memories of the 1st of May being special.

Sue said...

These Maypole cupcakes are adorable! I remember making May baskets at school...When I got home I would put flowers in mine(from my yard) hang it on our front door, hide and watch my mom retrieve her surprise:)

Anonymous said...

How sweet is that picture and how lovely is this idea. I'm glad you made this change in your neighborhood and I'm sure your neighbors are too. Love these Maypole Cupcakes Trish!

Unknown said...

What a fantastic idea. I love the idea of pole cupcakes. Would be so nice to have you in our neighbourhood, I've never heard of anythig like this vefore {which is a shame really!}

Sweet 2 Eat Baking

Lisa said...

I very fondly remember making May day baskets when I was a child. We made ours out of doilies (like a cone) and filled with flowers like lilac and bridal wreath spirea. Very cute cuppies!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your May poles are cute and I wish we had celebrated this tradition. I really don't know too much about it, but it sounds like a kind thing to do.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

What a great memory! These cupcakes are adorable and so creative!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What darling cupcakes! When I was a child I made May Day baskets, too. I still do for a few very special people. It brings back such happy memories of spring.

Nann said...

I never knew about May Day accept in books until as a young family we moved to Minnesota. There it was kinda celebrated in the neighborhood. And I thought it was so fun. We for awhile then did it in Texas taking little flowers in cones. But I like what you have done. These are SO cute. I have two grandaughters that live just a couple of blocks away and I think I'll have them make them with me to give to some of the elderly widows in our area. The ladies will love that. THANKYOU for the inspiration and your idea is easy enough to do that we can make a bunch!


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


May Day was always a big deal to us growing up and around here no one even seems to know what it is.

I am SO GLAD you still make it special.

I am going to as well, finishing touches tomorrow on my May Day baskets for a few special ladies....hopefully the weather will be nice.


Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

I pinned these - so cute!

Anonymous said...

The cupcakes are soooo sweet! Your neighbors are very lucky to have you and Sophia.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These are so very very sweet! What a darling salute to May Day!
So nice to stop by!

highheeledlife said...

Wow what a fabulous tradition!! I have not heard of this... but certainly could get use to celebrating it ... Your cupcakes are lovely!! and the photo of Sophia delivering them priceless ... how the years go by in photos... so cute to see her on her tippy toes to ring the bell... You are both welcome at home anytime!! xo C. (HHL)

Notes from the Homestead said...

Awwwww, I remember Sophia delivering that sweet May Day surprise! Wow, she was on her tippy toes to reach our doorbell!!! Sweet girl!

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