Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Celia Rose is TEN years old! Double digits! Feels like yesterday when I got the call that she was born. I remember the first time I held her and have been lucky enough to share in some of her milestones. Her colicy months, her first Communion, and now baking for her last three birthdays. In fact, Celia was my very first birthday order!
Celia has starred in theatre productions in Smithtown, NY and has the drive to pursue acting, singing and entertaining on bigger stages. It was no surprise that she would request this theme for her birthday cupcakes. I wasn't sure if I could make theatre masks appealing or "youthful" for a birthday celebration but I know she'll love them.
“Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good.”
― Terrence Mann
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Rozzo family is made up of some of the best people I have come to know and care about. On this Thanksgiving day, it is also time for them to come together and celebrate two birthdays. One is for Grandma (Maureen) who is marking her 65th and also for their precious Emily. She just turned two this week!
Everything was covered, the turkeys, the animals, and personalized cupcakes for the birthday girls.
I hope they enjoy their special day!!! Love you guys! XOXO
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It's that time of year again. It's so easy to get caught up in wish lists and keeping our eyes on those special items we want to go out and grab for our loved ones. Seems as soon as we are throwing out our pumpkins from Halloween, the retailers are ready for Christmas....you hear the music, you see the lights and of course even my kids are noticing the commercials for all the shopping, wrapping and gift giving of the season. Can we just slow down?
Thanksgiving reminds me of all the people that I am so grateful for in my life. As far as Babycakes goes, it feels so good to know that support is all around me. My endeavor has become a consistent source of creativity, a wonderful way to connect to so many other parents and finding that my family and friends have helped spread the word about my cupcake baking. I am even finding that some folks will not even consider buying at a bakery for their special occasions. I am thankful that I have found a little something that makes others happy and helps me find balance in being home with my children.
Thank you to repeat customers, to those who pitch in to help deliver. You continue to challenge me with fresh ideas and motivate me to try new techniques.
These stuffed turkeys are paired with pumpkin pie cupcakes (not shown) and making their way to a table in Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
New customer, Jennifer, contacted me about baking for her sister's bridal shower in a few weeks. She had seen my Babycakes blog but never tasted them. She ordered a couple dozen to get see if the presentation matched the yumminess. She ordered vanilla with vanilla frosting (the rozettes shown above with just a dash of sugar crystals) and red velvets with cream cheese frosting. I can't wait for the feedback!
It felt so good to hear from Sandi Vega. Sandi is not a new customer but asked me to partner with her thrity one home shopping parties to get some exposure and to serve as yummy treats as her guests shop. I love this idea!
It was kind of last minute so I didn't make any fondant but did make the thirty one logo (completely edible) on a couple of these delicious red velvet babycakes topped with home made cream cheese frosting.
Sandi gives off a warm fuzzy feel instantly and I hope these do too.
You can contact Sandi to host a thirty one party or if you are interested in buying a gift. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristen Giglia is also a thirty one gifts consultant. Her email address is Kristen.email@example.com or see the goods at http://www.mythirtyone.com/wantagh
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This is what 120 individually boxed cupcake favors look like just prior to departure! Eileen, very proud Godmother of baby Brynn, contacted me for these vanilla and strawberry cupcakes. They are adorned with scalloped circles and crosses made of homemade fondant and will be given out as favors at Brynn's Christening party.
I am having some camera issues and thought I photographed a cupcake but came up as an empty file when the time came to update the blog. UGHHHH Hoping that Eileen will email me a picture so you can see how adorable these pink and white Babycakes are!
It's always a pleasure to bake for people I truly care about!