Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cupcakes, cupcakes, and more cupcakes!!

Okay, call me crazy!! I just love my new-found hobby!! I cannot tell you how much I hated baking...still not too crazy about it b/c it is so stinkin' messy, but I LOVE to decorate 'em all up!!! I am now lookign into FIRST birthday cupcakes for my little princess!! I cannot wait...a year has flown by. I guess I should have known with kids time just keeps slipping by and with a third the flood gates open up that much more. LOVE it though!!

I made 30 cupcakes for a birthday party for a little girl. I was so excited to be asked to make them. I made the little flip flops out of fondant and used royal icing for the straps and flowers. The beach balls are large gumballs, and the sand is graham cracker crumbs. I was so pleased with how they turned out. I cannot explain the satisfaction of knowing you made someone's day even that much more special. The little girl, Audrey, was spending the night with her grandma when her mom called to tell her she had emailed her pics of them. She squealed with delight when she saw them. How neat is that?? Here are some shots of them!! I also was featured on Cupcakes Take the Cake for these beach cupcakes and also my key lime cupcakes. I felt like I had won an award or something....cheesy, huh??

As you can also see I love taking pictures of food...why not combine your two loves?
I then proceeded to make 100 or so more cupcakes (I made too many somehow). It was for my brother and future sister-in-laws' wedding shower, Matt & Candy!! I cannot tell you how I was about to cry at about 2 in the morning when I thought I would never make burnt orange frosting turn out right. In the end, I was pretty pleased with them. The shower turned out really nice I think. Candy and Matt hit the jackpot with gifts and will not be able to move around in their little apartment until the day comes they jump in and get in debt for life with a house. Sounds fund, huh?

Little Clara had her first Sea Doo ride. Let me tell you, this girl just loves excitement of any kind. We knew she would love it b/c anytime she hears the noise she tries to imitate it. She is really growing way too fast. She is traveling on things and waving "hi" and "bye" consistently. She is no longer taking a bottle either. This happened this past week. Tierra...she also loves her baby doll. She will give it sugars consistently then I ask for sugars and it is a no go. She will not even think about it. She will only kiss her baby doll and also we discovered that she loves Addi (future cousin-in-law) and will kiss her. Of course, when we got out the camera they both clammed up. At least Clara would move and interact but Addi shut down completely until I turnend off he camera. =) Clara also tried on her flower girl dress for the wedding in a month. She is so CUTE in it. Words cannot express. I cannot wait to see the wonderful pics that Michele Jones from Picture This gets of her. She also did our family pics that I have posted on our site. She cannot take a bad pic!!

I also took an "artsy" shot of Candy's engagement ring and was pleased with it. It is beautiful and I thought I would share it with you guys.

Until next a cupcake...;)


Candy (bobotobe!) said...

Aww, what a Great Post!! ..don't mind if I "borrow" a few of your pics!! :) THANK YOU so much for all your hardwork putting the shower together and making the cupcakes, Matt and I couldn't have asked for anything was Fantastic!! A huge hit with everyone! It meant sooo much, and I'll always remember it! I'm so blessed to gain another amazing sister-in-law!! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

That is a great post! I love, love, love the cupcakes! I want to eat them all!! yum, yum!! I don't know how you have time to do it all!

When is the wedding date? I love her ring; it is beautiful!

I cannot believe little Miss Clara went on the sea! I would have been scared to death!

Looks like you guys I have such a great time...just gotta love ya...