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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Barter for cupcakes!


If you know me, I am a foodie. Have been for as long as I can remember. I do like cooking and tasting foods from all cultures. I am a good baker and I really truly love to do it but there are lots of things I enjoy but not so much the process. I enjoy eating cookies but not baking cookies. I get requests for cookies sometimes and I really like to leave the cookie baking to someone else, anyone else.
My neighbor, Mary offered to bake rainbow cookies and I'd bake her a dozen cupcakes. It was a deal we made and I for one was thrilled!!! The rainbow cookies were not cooperative and poor Mary was frustrated and after many attempts and much money spent, they were not meant to be. So she made me rice balls instead. I told Bobby and he was delighted! The rice balls were delivered and devoured. Yummo! I now need the recipe and keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to prepare these personally.
I delivered these cupcakes to Mary and hoping her family is enjoying them.
Have I mentioned how much I love my neighborhood? Merry Christmas Pergola Family!

Merry Christmas Rozzo Family!



The Rozzo family are my friends and also repeat customers! Here are their Christmas cupcakes. The red velvet minis are for the adults (you know you just can't eat one!!) and the Christmas themed ones are for the kiddies.
Merry Christmas Rozzo Family! I love you all and hope your family gathering was very special!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas !


A great friend of mine, Suzanne, asked me to bake for her daughter, Katie's class. She ordered traditional vanilla and when I asked for specific ideas on the fondant toppers, she said what only a handful of clients have said....."Whatever you want." I love when I get the green light to try out a new design!
As you see here, there is the gingerbread man, "Joy," and Santa's mailbox. I was inspired by Edible Details fondant creations and Lynlee's Petite Cakes. I love their designs and urge everyone to see their work!
I know Suzanne a long time and love that she is in such a good place in her life. Her family deserves all the happiness in the world. She is a generous, hard working Mom who is always looking for ways to make her daughters happy. I get a great feeling each and everytime I see or speak to her.
I hope that Katie and her class will enjoy the cupcakes on the last school day of 2011!

Mathew's Christmas Party!


My friend, Olimpia, rec'd one of her Christmas gifts early this year. She had her little daughter Isla last month and is adjusting to having two little ones. It was so great to hear from her when she contacted me to place this order for big brother Mathew at his preschool.
It was great to have new options for this time of year. So here you see a gingerbread man, a Christmas tree and Santa! First time making those and got my inspiration online from Edible Details fondant creations. Also baked the top three requested flavors. Traditional vanilla, chocolate and chocolate chip.
Thank you 'Limpy!" God Bless your growing family!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Go Bulldogs! Long Beach Football!


My cousin, Denise asked me to bake some cupcakes for her son Hayden's football team, the Bulldogs. Although the Bulldogs did not win the championship of their division, it was the first time the nine year olds made it that far! Long Beach, NY is home to these Bulldogs and as far as we're concerned, they are all true champs! The team is having a party and my cousin thought these vanilla cupcakes would be a nice touch(down).

The helmet design came from a new favorite blogger, Lynlee.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

When You Wish Upon a Star....



You guessed it! The Licatesi family will be headed to Disney World in 2012. It will be a dream come true to watch my kids board an airplane for the first time and be surrounded by the magic of their favorite Disney characters, ride the "Its a small world after all" ride with them and revisit my own childhood as well.
These Babycakes were prepared for our own personal "Disney expert." My friend, Janet, has visited Disney over 30 times! She doesn't even get lost when she's there. She describes it as her home away from home. I feel so lucky to have her guide us in our planning this milestone trip. I included the plane, the luggage & tags, and of course, our pals Minnie & Mickey. Thank you Janet for your advice and stress free planning!
As I researched different Disney cupcakes online, I found the most perfect one on Lynlee's Petite Cakes site of the Disney luggage. I changed it up so slightly but full credit goes to her design!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Scooby Dooby Delicious!



It's Jack's very first time hosting a birthday party as he turns FOUR years old! His Mom, Kristen, requested Scooby Doo chocolate chip cupcakes. I didn't have a whole lot of time to prepare but after researching online, I found two designs to work from and pulled it off. Thanks to Lynlee's Kid Birthday Cupcakes and Canadian Living, I was able to create these in time.
Hope Jack and his friends enjoy their "Scooby Snacks!" HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Shower!!



Jennifer contacted me and ultimately wanted Christmas themed cupcakes for her sister's bridal shower. After discussing several designs, she decided on the white chocolate snowflakes with red and green colors throughout and the girl/boy reindeer that are just smitten! Design for the reindeer was slightly altered but credit goes to Bakerella.
This order definitely put me in the Christmas spirit!!
Best wishes to your family Jennifer!