My little brother had his birthday and just happened to be at our house to celebrate with us. He recently got a new acoustic guitar, thus the cake. It was kind of last minute, but since I had all the stuff out and I'd already made tons of guitars, what was one more?! The picks on the cupcakes were my brilliant sister's idea. They would have been flatter if I'd been more patient and let them dry out before putting them on the cupcakes, but oh well. You get the idea!
I've been kind of sick of plain chocolate cake, but that's what my kids wanted. So, I spiced them up a bit with pumpkin instead of oil, and cinnamon and nutmeg. The frosting was a pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting. Quite tasty in the end!
Happy birthday Neil!!!