Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
In all reality these are more "alien" cupcakes versus monsters. My nephew Ethan celebrated his sixth birthday this Tuesday and today I surprised him by picking him up from school and treated him to a dinner and movie date with his favorite auntie. Last night when I was perusing Target for another gift for E, I stopped on the game aisle and decided to get him Monsters vs. Aliens for his Wii. Originally, I was planning on making him Transformers cupcakes but when I saw "Bob" the alien I knew I had to bake cupcakes to match my gift. Now my "Bob" doesn't have arms like he should but he's still darn cute! When we got home from our date Ethan saw his cupcakes and knew right away what I was going for, so in my eyes I was very successful! Another score for this auntie! Happy 6th Birthday E-man!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Frank and Sandra to do a tasting for their four-month-old daughter Ava's baptism. They chose thirty devil's food with pink vanilla buttercream and thirty red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I was extremely excited to make these cupcakes, for one they're my favorite flavors and two, they're my favorite colors. I made fondant crosses adorned with silver dragees to sit upon the light and fluffy frosting. I am really pleased with these cupcakes and hope that all their guests enjoy them just as much as I enjoyed baking them.
The month of October as many know is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every where you go these days you see major brands daunting pink on their labels, candy dubbed pink, friends racing for cure, and even NFL players rocking this months signature color. Well to me this month is a memory of my Mother's fight to beat cancer. My Mom is a very fortunate survivor but during this month I always go back six years ago when she was sick and how scared we were as a family. This month always serves as a reminder of her struggle and how lucky we are as a family to have her here today. Love you Mom!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Back in July Maggie and Ken contacted me about possibly doing their wedding cupcakes. After doing a tasting they picked me as their wedding baker and I couldn't have been happier. Their flavor choices were: Devils Food with Bailey's Buttercream (divine), Vanilla Bean with Milk Chocolate Buttercream and Luscious Lemon with Vanilla Bean Buttercream. I baked 120 cupcakes and a traditional top tier. The weather and cake God's were in my favor for breaking the heat wave and for allowing a smooth and easy baking day for this seven month pregger woman. I only hope that Maggie and Ken love their cupcakes and cake as much as I do! Congrats Newlyweds!!
The stunning bride!