Monday, November 16, 2015

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

So....Christmas is approaching and I came across this blog post today.  I am so gonna make these!

The 36th Avenue
Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

Monday, November 9, 2015

Geocaching....leaving Cupcake Pins

I have posted on my Geocaching adventures many times.  If you are not familiar you must try will show you how.  I like to leave interesting things inside the caches that I find and I ordered these cupcake pins from Cutebutton on Etsy.  Some lucky geocachers will start finding cupcake pins and will be wearing them all over Sacramento! 


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Michigan State Cupcake Challenge

Can you eat a cupcake in one bite without using your hands?  Just watch these students!

The State News
Michigan State University

Monday, October 19, 2015

AMTC 2015

The Carpe Cupcakes! gift basket was successfully delivered to the silent auction at AMTC in Long Beach today.  Check out What Happens at AMTC Stays at AMTC (allegedly) for a daily conference summary and photos. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

San Francisco Fleet Week!

It is Fleet Week in San Francisco!  I worked at one of our bases just north of the city Wednesday and drove down to watch the Blue Angels practice yesterday. Can't wait for the air show today.  While hiking through the city I found a fabulous cupcake canvas.  Makes me want a red velvet cupcake covered in cream cheese icing (and I promise not to start a rant on cream cheese icing).

Sunday, October 4, 2015

AMTC 2015 Gift Basket

So...I made the gift basket and it is full of baking supplies and cupcake items!  Hopefully the bidding will be fierce and the basket will go to someone who loves cupcakes!  Will update you after I arrive at the conference.  Cheers & Cupcakes!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cupcake Oreo (unconfirmed report)

There is an unconfirmed report by Consumerist that Nabisco will be producing an Oreo-flavored cupcake in 2016....hoax or happiness?  If it is true, I will pull the top off the cupcake and eat the filling first.  Just sayin'....


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cupcake Gift Basket at AMTC 2015

I will be blogging from the Air Medical Transport Conference 2015 in Long Beach, CA starting on October 17th.  Vendors...flight crew...the MASH many cupcake adventures, so little time!


There will be a silent auction at the conference sponsored by Medevac Foundation and Carpe Cupcakes! is donating a cupcake gift basket.  If you are there, please stop by and bid.  And don't forget to read about the conference.  I will once again be blogging under the What Stays (allegedly) format.  If you are new to this blog, I have written about my trips to Italy and NYC and those blogs had similar titles. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

I am not going to say how old I am but I haven't been 29 in a while.  I have had an awesome life despite not being exactly where I thought I would be at this point....but I am excited for whatever God has in store.  My daddy says "every day above ground is a good one."  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

So raise your cupcakes and let's toast to one more year in the cupcake universe!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bucket List Amtrak Adventure

So when I lived in Mississippi my family frequently took the train to New Orleans. The City of New Orleans runs from Chicago to New Orleans and we used to play spoons and eat a picnic lunch on the four hour trip. The very first time I rode "the City" I was in the first grade.  My class went on a field trip from our school in Magnolia, MS to Osyka, MS.  It was only a ten mile trip but I was hooked on trains from that day. That was way before Arlo Guthrie made our train famous.

I boarded a train with my family today...22 hours from Seattle to Sacramento. This trip had been on my bucket list for years and I finally did it.  We flew to Seattle three days ago and visited with my oldest niece. The weather was amazing - not a cloud in the sky for all three days. Took photos at the very first Starbucks. Bought t-shirts at the U of Washington.  Ate lots of seafood and walked many miles which was a good thing because on day two I bought a dozen cupcake minis at Cupcake Royale and the five of us ate every one after lunch.

The Amtrak Coast Starlight was very nice and the service was excellent...sleeper car 1132. A big thanks to our car attendant Paul - he took great care of us.  We had a wine tasting in the afternoon and dinner with white linen tablecloths and napkins. We spent most of our time in the Parlour Car taking photos as we passed through large and small-town America. Which reminded me of my first grade trip and Magnolia...our small town with a famous train running through it.

Lunchtime assault