Friday, October 28, 2011

Cupcakes for my Stella & Dot Jewelry Trunk Show I Hosted

I was super excited to host this since I LOVE the idea of getting together my girlfriends, snacking, & shopping *without leaving my home* SIGN ME UP! I look for any excuse to bake cupcakes so you better believe any event in my home will probably be accompanied by some baked love! The color was spot on with Nicole's sign for the party. Needless to say everyone had fun and I got to see my friends, eat hummus & cupcakes while I bought jewelry! Yes Please!!!
I made cream cheese frosting that I colored teal and the cupcakes are my regular yummy moist chocolate cake.

Did I mention that I got this necklace and other amazing jewelry completely free!!! Who doesn't love free? This is what I wore to my photo shoot for the newspaper contest that my cupcake won! Whoo hoo..... Nicole doesn't even know I'm linking her page on my blog, but she was an amazing person to work with so I wanted to pass some love her way!
Fell free to click the link to her page and just check it out! You will LOVE it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Starbucks cup attempt

I wasn't sure what to get my sister-in-law for her birthday so I decided on a Starbucks treat with a twist.

I learned a lot while making this and now I am pretty confident that my next attempt will look much better *fingers crossed*.

I had a sheet cake that I made and a red plastic cup cut up so I could figure out the size (this is one thing I learned) Starbucks cups are not fat & short. Next time I guess I'll just have to make a coffee run first!

Next I stacked them and put a skewer in the middle (2nd lesson) I made the skewer to long and it stuck out the top. Which gave the look of the top of the lid, but it could have been better.

I then covered it with my coffee flavored butter cream and then my marshmallow fondant.
I want to try these again soon since it was fairly easy and super fun! I would love to get one of these for my birthday!

Happy Birthday Amber!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hot off the press!

I was looking at my Facebook (I have an addiction) however I noticed that I had a message from an old friend. She had put up the link to the contest I won with the Arizona Republic. I am still in shock!!!

I wish I had more time to bake and decorate (and less time to eat my creations) because I love it so much. I am hoping to get my food handlers soon so I can register my baked goods. How exciting it that?!?!

Here is a link to the article online...3 creative bakers win our Halloween cupcake contest

Is it strange that I want to go purchase 10 newspapers tomorrow?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Today is the day!

It has been tough for me to find time to bake and decorate my cupcakes like I was in Washington. I think a lot has to do with still trying to find my Arizona routine and I miss my decorating partner in crime Shelly Wilson!

I got a call from my mom about a Halloween cupcake decorating contest that the AZ Republic was having, my initial thought was "ya in my spare time I'll make fondant and get started". Well, I did make time...and let's just say I WON!!! I am so excited to go downtown today and meet the kind people at the paper that chose my cupcake!!! This is the winning cupcake! Or should I say is actually two cupcakes in one!
I also made this cupcake now sure which one I wanted to use...I really honestly impressed myself! But this is my outlet once the kiddo's have gone to sleep I can play!
My friend Nicole from Rimsza Photography saw that I was making cupcakes for the contest via my Facebook page and offered to come over and take photo's for me! I am so grateful especially since my camera ran out of batteries 3 weeks ago and I have yet to replace them...welcome to my life! Go check out her amazing work!

Guess I should keep up on my blog now and start the process to get my "cupcake business" going since I really do love it!
I will let everyone know when the article is "hitting the press" hahaha do they even say that anymore? I feel very blessed to be given this opportunity!

Cheers to yet another cupcake adventure!