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It's Gabriella's 5 th Birthday! Her Mom, Annmarie, asked me to make all chocolate Mickey & Minnie cupcakes for her Tae Kwon Doe party in Wantagh, NY. Minnie was served to the girls and Mickey to the boys.
I hope that Gabriella and her friends and family all got a "kick" out of the whimsical cupcakes! Happy Birthday Gabriella!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
My family is growing with more beautiful children to love...my second cousin, Kevin and his girlfriend, Alyssa, are parents to-be!! Kevin's Mom, Denise threw them a sweet intimate baby shower this past weekend.
Denise asked if I would make cupcake favors for Alyssa's baby shower and I was thrilled but wanted to create something unique for the design. Alyssa has so many creative ideas and always talking about different styles and ideas for Kylie's wardrobe and nursery and so on...I knew that I'd have to make something girlie and dainty. I thought of those sweet personalized bracelets you often see made for infants and toddler with those tiny little beads. I googled my idea and was delighted to find no matches which sealed the deal for me. Made me excited that no one I followed on blogs had made this before, making this little idea of mine totally original with Kylie in mind. It was tedious but well worth it. I really wish I had the photo taken with another camera that was so perfect but this will do.
My family gives me such joy when I get to bake for our special times. I cannot wait to meet little Kylie who is due later this month. I know this is the first of many special events in her life for which I will be baking for!!
Mary is one of those special people I am lucky enough to have in my life. She is always finding ways to make people happy especially her children. To celebrate Julia's Birthday, she asked me to make 2 dozen burger cupcakes (check out my blog from 11/20/09- Happy Meal) and this cupcakes cake....PALM TREE! I love when someone is doing things out of the box. When I arrived to deliver, I was greeted by the birthday girl with hugs and so much gratitude! Love that! The house was transformed to a sweet luau with flowers and decorations. I knew instantly that the palm tree cupcake cake would be a hit.
Happy Birthday to you, Julia! XOXO
This bridal shower brought my cupcakes up a few notches in their very special packaging! My friend Michele (Kristin's MIL (to be)) is my most frequent customer and ordered cupcake favors for the shower. She found the clear boxes online and I ordered them. We got together and as a full team effort, Matt (Kristin's FIL (to be)), Samantha, (Kristin's sister in-law to be) and I folded all four dozen boxes and got done just minutes before the future bride and groom came over for a visit! Whew! That was so much fun!
Michele and I searched high and low for the right design. I am inspired to go to baking school when I think about all the flowery designs I don't know how to do. She decided on rosettes with small fondant flowers adorning each one alternating with the ribbon colors. Michele pays a lot of attention to detail and I love that about her. There is no guessing on what she wants or expects, making my job easier.
Congratulations to Kristin and Matt who will be wed in just a few months!!