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Sunday, October 21, 2012

James is SEVEN!

Repeat customer Kathya, ordered these Halloween themed Birthday cupcakes for her son James who is SEVEN years old! I love Halloween cupcakes. There are endless possibilities and it is my favorite holiday for making fondant toppers. I found most of these ideas last year and hoped that James and his party guests gobbled these spooky but yummy cupcakes all up!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monster High Cupcakes!

It's Nadia's Birthday and her Mom, Janice asked me to bake her Monster High cupcakes. When I told my kids what I was working on, they were so excited so I had to make them some as well. My inspiration for these came from Lynlee Petite Cakes (again!). Her work is so beautiful and I love to check out all her beautiful fondant toppers. I used wafer paper (completely edible) for the skull toppers instead of fondant and personalized the plaid ones with Nadia's name. I also keep smiling knowing that I will be delivering these to the preschool my kids used to attend and Nadia has the same teacher they did so I get to see her again. My son Chase is coming along and will be very excited to see his first teacher. This was one order that made my whole family so happy! I have a feeling these cupcakes will be a real hit at Nadia's preschool celebration.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One Adventurous Kid!

My nephew Hayden celebrated his Birthday with the family this past weekend. He requested all vanilla AdventureTime cupcakes. I tried to make as many of the familiar characters as I could. I hope this year ahead is another great one for this wonderful boy. We are so lucky to have him in our family. Happy Birthday "Hay Hay!!" We love you.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Princess Anastassja's 3rd Birthday!

I got an email form a new customer named Natalya. Her little girl Anastassja is turning THREE and she requested Princess and the Frog cupcakes along with mini cupcakes for her big birthday party. I like to browse through Lynlee's Petite Cakes for ideas when I am asked to make a design for the very first time. She seems to cover just about every child theme out there and I admire all her creative work. Once again, I checked out what she made and made my copy cat version of her original work. When I deliver the cupcakes, may times the kids are fast asleep in the evening or off at school during the day. When I get to see the child celebrating a birthday or a special day, it is so rewarding to get to see that pleased smile. I got such a kick out of seeing Anastassja in full princess mode smile from ear to ear when she saw her cupcakes. I love doing what I do for this very reason!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANASTASSJA!!

That first impression.....

Loyal customer, Doreen referred me to new customer, Arlene who needed four dozen cupcake favors for her daughter's baby shower. I love that baby showers are not seasonal. Making all those cute little bears and carriages keeps me smiling knowing that someone who is expecting a sweet bundle is going to love the detail of her special celebration. It's such an exciting time for the whole family! I delivered these to Uncle Bacala's in Garden City Park, NY and as soon as you walk in, it's the equivalent to what happens when you walk into a bakery. The delicious aroma hits you in the face and your appetite just got a huge wake up! I wish I could bottle up the aroma in this restaurant, it has made it to my "must try out" list of restaurants. Anyway, the room was simple but so pretty, fresh flowers, little wrapped up chocolates and Babycakes favors on every place setting. What a great first impression! I had to snap a picture of how nice it looked! This Mom to-be is also having Baby Shower number two in Virginia at the end of the month which my lucky Babycakes will be a part of!