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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Family Tree

For my grandmother (aka Mima) to celebrate her 94th birthday.  All the chocolate cupcakes are her children and her grandchildren.  The vanilla cupcakes represent her great grandchildren and the lowest cupcake (bearing name Trent) is her great great grandchild who celebrated his first Christmas.  I had to think of what my grandmother loves and her family has to be her biggest love so here the idea was born.  My Dad created the beautiful tree the same day I spoke to him of the idea.  24 children/grandchildren total.  Amazing legacy!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baker's Dozens!!

My biggest order to date (until tomorrow!).  I just baked and decorated 5 dozen holiday cupcakes for Abbey Lane School in Levittown and tomorrow will be baking and decorating 6 dozen for other customers!  I am thoroughly enjoying the work cause so far feels like more fun than work.  I prep like crazy and Bobby entertains the kids for a chunk of time and it's been working out great.  Just had to add this shot to the blog cause I am pretty proud of how Babycakes is starting to take shape.  My hands are tired so gotta give my legs some walking out in the brisk December air, enjoy the house lights with the dog.  Goodnight!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Sign of things to come?

The fondant is too fresh (yes, there is such a thing) and so heavy, the clocks and numbers aren't upright like I had imagined.  I know I can make it better but if no orders come in for them, I will remember to make the fondant clocks and numbers way ahead of time (no pun intended!).  Another confession, I really meant to set the time on these to 11:55 and instead reversed the hands to make it only 11:00 PM!  Oh well, the last hour before midnight on New Year's Eve is usually the most interesting!  I hope the recipients of these delish babycakes will enjoy them regardless of the time!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

2010 Coming Soon........

Completed an order last night and afterwards had the New Year on my mind. Came up with a little design which I will bake on Tuesday for a sample batch that's headed for Island Trees! I hope it comes out as good as it looks on paper!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The holidays are my favorite time of year and with my kids growing, I know how special it will be for them looking forward to fun delicious treats at home. These are my samples for two schools that I'll be delivering to shortly and hoping for the orders to follow but honestly, the fun in baking and decorating these couldn't be described. I kept smiling the whole time and just know some teachers will be smiling in Levittown and Long Beach today!!
Not my favorite but so yummy, you may want more than one!

Credit to Karen Tack for her design but probably the most fun to make out of the holiday sample batch! Love these guys!!
First try makin these trees and had a problem getting them to fit into my boxes so only two are taller, had to trim my baby ice cream cones (that what's under that thick layer of green colored chocolate) to remedy that obstacle but think maybe colored lights for any future batches would look better. Learning as I go..........
Simple yet so inviting!! This is the kinda snow I LOVE!!!