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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Adventure Time Cupcakes for James!

These cupcakes were made for James 8th Birthday. His theme was Adventure Time and his mother Kathya made sure to book these way in advance. It takes much more work when there are so many characters to represent a theme. I made some of the fondant toppers with wafer paper and edible ink to create the logo and other cool images I found during my research. These vanilla and chocolate cupcakes were given the two thumbs up by the birthday boy himself! Happy Birthday James!

You're Gonna Hear me Roarrrr!

My friend Sue just turned 40 and her husband Russ threw her a great party. These chocolate and chocolate chip cupcakes were adorned with some personalized banners and "cougar" paws. It was fun to make these and got the green light from the birthday girl herself. These were the first time I have ever seen my cupcakes "guarded" at a party but that's another story....... Sue has been such a good friend to me but really, she is a good friend to everyone. Sue is a volunteer at just about every function at school, she's on the PTA, she teaches Religion Instruction, she is a Girl Scout leader, and even volunteers at a preschool her children no longer attend! She is a Mother to two young kids and could easily waive the work it takes to show up everywhere in the community wearing a smile and eager to help. I personally have had Sue help my family during a difficult time after Hurricane Sandy. Sue showed up at my home with a minivan FULL to help them. She doesn't rest unless she knows she's contributed her time and/or assistance. The example she sets for her kids is extraordinary. I feel so proud to be in her circle of friends, to share her birthday with her and all the people that care about her.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Keep giving till we find a Cure!

My friend Janeth is lucky enough to work for a company that is giving back to help find a cure for breast cancer. She is taking these vanilla cupcakes that are sprinkled with more than just pink sugar crystals, they were made with lots of love. I thought about some special women in my life as I topped each one with the symbolic pink ribbon. I hope these bring in some $$$ because every cent may help lead us to a cure. A big Thank You to Janeth and her co-workers that are making a difference.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monster High Meets Monster Golf!

It's Karalina's 7th Birthday and her Mom, Angela, contacted me to order these Monster High themed cupcakes for Karalina's Birthday party at Monster Golf. I love this theme and so happy to make cupcakes and see them enjoyed personally! Karalina is a Monster High fan and I used fondant and edible paper for the logo and colored fondant for the plaid discs and teethy lips. Angela did not forget the parents who attend the party with the guilt free bite sized minis. Everyone enjoyed the chocolate chip Babycakes and it really was a pleasure for me. The girls my daughter is friends with are a special bunch, I baked these with LOVE. Happy Birthday Karalina!

More Minnies for Melissa!

Melissa's Birthday has been celebrated all weekend! These vanilla cupcakes are adorned with my fondant Minnie Mouse toppers since Melissa loves Minnie Mouse so much. I hope her second round of celebrating with her family was as great as her school party! Happy Birthday Melissa!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Minnie Mouse for your Mouth!

These vanilla cupcakes adorned with fondant ears and bow and big round polka dot sprinkles were made for Melissa for her birthday celebration at her school. Cathie, Melissa's mom, sent me a picture of very similar cupcakes....I do not have a source to credit the design. Melissa is a big Minnie Mouse fan and getting another batch in a couple of days for another birthday party! Happy Birthday Melissa!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pirates & Princesses!

Trish ordered these adorable cupcakes for her twins' birthday celebrations this week at school and with family. It was the first time I did a pirate theme and it was so much fun! It was great to deliver and see the celebrant's reactions, all smiles and thank yous! Always feels good when I get the thumbs up from the kids themselves. Ahoy Mateys, may your royal birthday be a blast!!