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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Feliz Cumpleanos Abuela!

Small celebration for a big Mom's 75th Birthday! My Mom requested simple. She wanted blue and pink flowers and simple. There are only 6 (including my kids) of us to eat these up so I tried to keep the quantity down but have no doubt these will all be consumed and enjoyed by all. The extras will make their way back to my grandmother's nursing home. There is so much I can say about my Mom. She is the first person I speak to daily (besides my kids) and the only person in the entire world I can honestly say, I have never seen bitter or mad at anyone. She leads by example and has an open heart. Having her be the center of attention and praise is so easy to do--we already celebrated on her actual birthday but without Mima (my grandmother). My brother and I hit the jackpot with Moms and the rest of the world has been blessed to have her as a daughter, sister, wife, abuela, neighbor, and friend.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sixteen is soooo Sweet!

These vanilla chocolate chip mixed cupcakes were made for Amanda who is sixteen. She wanted her initial, the number 16, and colored daisies. Her Mom is a friend from the old neighborhood and it was great to be able to add to this special event. Amanda is a mature young girl who truly deserves all the best!! Happy 16th Birthday Amanda!

Friday, August 20, 2010

...and the fish was THIS Big!!!!!!

Big birthday fish for a Big Birthday Boy--John! This special assembled cupcake creation was made for John to add to his very festive birthday party. Mary, his Mom wanted an Under the Sea theme and instead of the common shells and starfish, she trusted me to make something unique. For the adults, burger slider cupcakes were made and after a round of water balloons or a refreshing dash down the water slide, this fishy will be gobbled up by happy guests.
Thank you Mary for your faith in me!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Center of attention!

My first cupcake centerpiece and at one of the most lovely venues too! A friend of a friend contacted me and wanted tiffany blue cupcakes, possibly made with fondant butterflies on each, for a jack n' jill style bridal shower. We met and brainstormed. To keep things simple and less costly, we decided no fondant, but notice the fluttering butterfly at the top of the stand? A simple fabric butterfly attached with a wire gave the touch that the bride to be loves so much. Rosettes with a touch of clear sugars and a variety of the basic flavors. Stands were provided by the customer and the tea lites were also part of the brainstorm to keep cost down, elegance up. Eighty cupcakes later, I am feeling tired but super happy.
This week was time consuming for Babycakes but I'm pretty proud to have been able to please the customers and let my Babycakes get noticed!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Got Toys?

So it seems that I am the only person who hasn't seen any of the Toy Story films!! When I was asked to make 4 dozen Toy Story 3 cupcakes for Charlotte who turned 4, I was a little nervous. It was so much fun doing the "research" though!!
I suggested banners for the characters I did not think I could mimic in fondant form and thankfully, Mom agreed. I hope the birthday guests enjoy eating them as much as I enjoyed making them!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Paradise in a Cupcake

I absolutely love this design....all inspired from one of my favorite sister blogs and her step by step tutorial. It will make a strong impression at any luau on any coast! Alot of love and time so a bit pricey but so worth the impact. Thank you Bakerella and to Shella who ordered these with alot of faith in me!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cozy Cupcakes!

I am officially cupcake crazed! Went shopping with the family for some back to school essentials and kept getting sidetracked with all the cupcakey items I'd find. Everything from a cupcake calculator, pencil sharpener and clothing to these fuzzy slippers purchased from a children's store for myself!! I must confess that it makes me nervous that cupcakes are so trendy. I mean it's great for business right now but scared it will all burn off quickly too.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Nothing fishy bout these cupcakes!

Mermaids are just what Riley wanted for her 4th birthday celebration and after some browsing online, Riley's Mom, Korrine, agreed that these would do! Inspired from Sweet & Flour.