Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Just for fun! These are for your own graduation party or to give to your favorite graduating friend!

These are fabulous (if I do say so myself) they will want to make you go back to school so you can graduate AGAIN (ok not really, but that SOUNDS good right?)

In lemon or chocolate- these cupcakes are topped with a cake pop (cake broken up and mixed with frosting and formed into a ball) then covered with White Chocolate Buttercream and your schools letters, colors, a cap and tassel! The cap is covered with sparkling black sugar.

(I am disappointed the picture is so dark but you get the idea!)

Large Boxed Jumbo "Capped" Cupcakes for your graduate friend are $5

A dozen regular sized "capped" cupcakes are $20

One fun option is to order a dozen regular cupcakes ($15 per dozen, you can see pictures in the post "Open House") and mix them with your graduation cupcakes.


Open House

For a friends new office opening here in Folsom I was asked for a variety of cupcakes- I made chocolate cupcakes, caramel apple cupcakes and made some Key Lime cupcakes that were nice and tart, then the night before the open house I started to worry that the Key Lime ones would be TOO tart so the morning of the open house (after working on the others until 2am!) I got up to make another batch, some Lemon/Orange cupcakes. A double citrus combo that I love.

Well it turned out the Key Lime cupcakes were the hit of the day! I shouldn't have stressed out (I probably always will when making up a new recipe!) but realized that people expect Lime to have that certain tartness :) Of course the minis flew off the table too- because those dont count as calories.... they are too small!

Dont you love my friends Cupcake stand, Fancy and gorgeous! I have got to get my own!

More Pictures

Thanks Melissa!

True Beauty

My Cupcakes know its not just about how you look on the outside- you have to be good inside too.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

On a good note...

For teacher appreciation week- for Nick's music teachers!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More Babies!

A friend threw a baby shower for 2 moms to be and one mother is expecting twins- the pictures are not the best! Would have tried to get better ones but I was running late because the baby "blankets" kept wanting to slide off the cupcakes. So the little hearts on the cupcakes are disguised pretzel sticks that I put in to hold the babies in place! :)
Then for the mini cupcakes; flowers, teddy bears and bottles. I love baby showers! My friend is going to send me better pictures, right Melissa? hint hint!

Yellow Rose of Texas

When I got an order for these for Mothers Day from a lady whose mother is from Texas, I realized how addicting rose making is. As you make petal after petal you kind of go into a trance- she only needed two so when I finished I felt like..... it just wasn't enough! I love the yellow with the green sugar. Thanks Annette for your order!

Shopping Anyone?

This was such cute idea- My friend Kim asked for some "purses" on her cupcakes so making these remind me of when I played playdough as a kid and designed my own things!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I just love Daisys, one of my very favorite flowers. These were for a Mothers Day celebration at church and I just had to put a picture up.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Apples Apples Apples

Teacher appreciation week was a lot of fun- I got great feedback from friends and emails from teachers who had received their own "apple" and while I cant take credit for the original idea I still feel like I grew these babies myself :)
The jumbo one with the "seeds" the kids thought was so funny, and the silver container is full of regular sized cupcakes.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thank You!!

Happy Mothers Day and thank you to everyone who ordered cupcakes this week!
I have some great pictures to post soon,(right now I need to sleep!) Double Baby shower, Purse cupcakes, Yellow rose of Texas cupcakes, Daisy Cupcakes, Cinnamon Rolls and a harvest of little apples. A busy week but a lot of fun! So thank you for your orders! I also tried out a great new strawberry frosting... tastes like fresh strawberry ice cream. In fact I scooped it onto a cupcake for a friends birthday with my cookie scoop and it looked like real ice cream scoops. :) My new favorite!!
I'll post some pictures soon. Hope everyone had a great mothers day!

I wanted to share my cream cheese recipe- after trying a couple ways to make it I decided I like my cream cheese frosting to have the rich cream cheese flavor but not be heavy and thick- I think it goes really well with anything if you are not a huge fan of sweet frosting. But I especially like it with pumpkin, apple or banana cakes. (This would also be good with red velvet chocolate cake.)

1 8oz cube of cream cheese softened
1 lb (4 sticks) of unsalted butter
big slop of pure vanilla extract - (about 2 tsp)
5 cups of powdered sugar

Blend the cream cheese and butter together really well first then add the rest of the ingredients.
A lighter frosting with a great cream cheese taste!