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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Nadia!

These Monster High chocolate and vanilla cupcakes were made for Nadia's Birthday party. Nadia'a Mom, Janice ordered the four dozen cupcakes and wanted Monster High as the theme again (see October 17, 2012) since the first batch made for Nadia's school celebration were such a hit. I wanted to make more of the fondant toppers but was pressed for time and Janice agreed that the majority of the toppers be the Monster High logo made on wafer paper. I hope that the party guests loved the cupcakes!

Happy 3rd Birthday Emily!

These simple birthday cupcakes are for THREE year old Emily. Emily's Mom, Erin, called me and requested pink and purple butterflies and flowers for her classroom party at Pixie. It's always a treat for me to see the child light up when they see their cupcakes. Emily is growing so fast.....slow down! Erin also ordered Halloween themed cupcakes for her son Joseph's classroom celebration that had to be postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. It was my pleasure to know that the kids got a chance to celebrate this holiday together afterall.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Birthday Surprise for Relief Worker Ryan!

You are looking at the outcome of a very calculated and suspenseful delivery to date! Through six degrees (really three) of separation, I was contacted by Tracy, a loving and determined sister, who really wanted to find a way to make her brother Ryan's birthday special. Ryan lives in Maine but has been in New York, far from his home and family, to aid in the relief post Hurricane Sandy. Ryan and his fellow crew have been sleeping in their trucks and working long days to cut trees and remove limbs that have fallen due to the relentless storm. Tracy lives in Florida but that didn't hinder her determination in finding a way to get her brother to feel the love on his day! I was able to bake three dozen vanilla and chocolate cupcakes as she worked on the details of how and when I can get them to him as his location changes constantly. I've been housing my family from Long Beach which is just the natural thing to do and together we are making the best of this situation but I had a deep yearning to reach out to someone I don't know personally, who is in need. This opportunity landed on my lap and I was so excited that we could pull it off! Ryan's supervisor was in on the surprise and helped navigate the delivery and the surprise. It was great to see all the crew come together and sense the comradeship among them. After giving Ryan his cupcakes, his stunned look and smile made it all worthwhile! He was in awe that his sister was able to pull this off! Here are the pictures of the delivery and the group shots. New York thanks you all to Lucas Tree Trimming for all your time, hard work, and dedication! THANK YOU and HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN! Tracy & I both agree this will be a memorable one for you and a friendship gained across the miles!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Alice In Wonderland

Jennifer had ordered cupcakes last winter for the Bridal Shower and this year needed me for the Baby Shower! The theme is Nursery Stories....so pure and perfect for a baby coming into the word and all the curiosity and delight of childhood. It was fun creating the toppers for this theme....my nieces and nephews and children all gathered round to watch the classic Alice in Wonderland. I had never seen it. It was perfect for a snowy day in November. I made several designs and multiples of each for the shower guests to take home as favors.

Peace O Cake

This "Cupcake Cake" was made for loyal customer Colleen for her daughter, Kayla's birthday. It was a bigger pull apart cupcake cake than I've ever made. I've only made them with quantity of twelve but these were made with 23 cupcakes (She only needed 16!). I got a text the following day that the Peace Cake was a hit and that her husband, Pat had eaten four so good thing I went BIG! I want to thank Colleen for being so flexible for this order and for always trusting me with new ideas! I apologize for posting it on the blog almost 2 weeks later.