Friday, August 13, 2010

Flowery First

I had the privilege of making cupcakes for a lovely little lady named Lily on her very first birthday. Her mom was doing a pink and brown theme for the party so I worked that color scheme into the decorations.

This is the same technique I used to make monkey cupcakes for Lily's older brother Luke last summer. It is really so simple but really makes for some cute cupcakes!

I'm already brainstorming ideas for our little lady's first birthday cupcakes...though I hope time slows down between now and then because the last 4 months have gone WAY too fast!

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's A...

Read on to find out!

I made cupcakes to take to work this morning to reveal our little one's gender. But I didn't want the outside decorations to give it away right off the I decorated the cupcakes with pink and blue teddy bear sprinkles.

But one bite into the cupcake, and you can clearly see what we are expecting!

It's a girl!!! We are so thrilled and can't wait to meet our little daughter!

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Cupcake in the Oven!

I got to make some more fun baby cupcakes this weekend but this time it was just a little bit sweeter. Because this time I was baking the baby-themed cupcakes to help us celebrate and share the news that we're expecting our first baby!!

I made these perfectly pastel treats to take to Bible Study tonight to share the news with some friends! I don't usually need much in the way of an excuse to make cupcakes but think this just might be my best reason yet! :)

Our little cupcake is due to arrive on April 6, 2010 and we are beyond thrilled! You'll likely be seeing all kinds of baby-themed cupcakes here over the next several months! Thankfully the first trimester and food aversions are over now...and I've been told by my OB to gain weight before next month's appointment so cupcakes are the perfect answer! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Black & Gold Cupcakes

Well, the Demon Deacon's opening game was a HUGE disappointment...luckily, we had black & gold cupcakes to make it seem a little better!

I'm pretty much under strict orders to make cookie dough cupcakes for every occasion. Maybe someday I'll be able to try something different again!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lots of Baby Boy Blue

I was so happy to help out with cupcakes for another baby shower this past weekend! Since the shower was for a bouncing baby-boy-to-be, I had tons of fun finding baby blue decorations and even getting my fondant that perfect shade of baby blue!

These are white chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, jumbo confetti sprinkles, and handmade "S" monograms.

I think they look really cute even with no decoration and just the polka dot ribbon tied around the liner too!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monkey Cupcakes!!

Brace yourself for some serious cuteness:

I made these little monkey cupcakes for a little man named Luke and his 1st birthday party this past weekend. So cute! The white cupcakes are white chocolate with a buttercream frosting, and the chocolate cupcakes are topped with chocolate frosting and entirely edible chocolate monkey faces.

I used this technique (used successfully by the one and only Bakerella and my talented friend, Kara) which Bakerella attributes to The Whimsical Bakehouse which I have got to get a copy of immediately!

It seems there would be almost limitless uses for this simple decorating technique. I love that the little monkey faces are entirely edible too!

Happy 1st Birthday, Luke!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bite-sized Cupcakes

I haven't been able to find the time to bake as often as I'd like to lately! But trust me, I've got some really cute cupcakes in the works so stay tuned!

In the meantime, I did finally get around to making these little treats by the fabulous Bakerella! They came together surprisingly fast given how long these guys took me to put together! I was able to whip these up in almost no time to take over to our friends' house...quick to make and even quicker to disappear!

These little 2 bite cupcakes are so good and just too cute to resist! Bakerella walks you through step by step instructions on her blog so try it out and impress your friends!