Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cupcake Note Pad

Since I work in a helicopter I don't have a desk....but if I had a desk these cupcake notes would be front and center!

Office Playground
$3.99

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hello Kitty Cake (and cupcakes to match)

This month has been filled with cake/cupcake requests and I have had a blast making them.  I made a Hello Kitty cake with matching cupcakes for a friend's daughter's birthday.  The HK cake pan was awesome as all Wilton products are.  I made two layers with a pound cake recipe.  Then I put buttercream between the layers and stood the cake upright.  I made marshmallow fondant to cover the cake - the MMF was fabulous and so easy to work with.  I will never buy fondant again.  Meee-ooowww! 


Happy Birthday Elise! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Brady!

A good friend has a son who shares my birthday...so how could cupcakes not be a part of the party?  He had a Despicable Me party and I made a giant two-tiered cupcake for the celebration.


 
 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Niobe's Wedding Cake

This cake was very simple and elegant. I made a French vanilla cake with raspberry buttercream filling and wrapped each tier with wild sage and lavender.   A very Tahoe wedding....perfect weather...a friend's yard overlooking Lake Tahoe...my niece to help me set up the cake.  Congratulations Niobe and Ladd!





Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cupcakes at the U of O

My brother is a professor at the U of Oregon and he lives in the new Global Scholar's Hall at the University of Oregon and is in charge of the Spanish language program.  This facility opened last year and was designed for immersion language education for students.  Check it out if you have the opportunity.

One of the features of this new residence hall is a state-of-the-art dining facility...which recently served these chrysanthemum and rose cupcakes.

P.S. I never had cupcakes when I went to college unless my mother mailed them to me.

Go Ducks!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunflower Cupcakes

My friend Heather gave me some sunflowers that she started from seeds and due to many unfortunate events, only one that survived to adulthood.  It has just bloomed and I am excited to have it in my yard.  The Praying Mantis was not harmed during the filming for this blog.

Martha Stewart's sunflower cupcake display would also look great in my yard....accompanied by a couple of forks!

Thank you Heather!

MarthaStewart.com



Thursday, August 8, 2013

REACH 3 (Cupcakes and Open House)

REACH 3 (based in Concord, CA) had an open house today to welcome their new aircraft...the EC 135.  It is beautiful!  They had a BBQ and invited the local fire/EMS agencies and crews from the other REACH bases. I made some cupcakes to honor the occasion.  Fun!

My helicopter cookie cutter is too big and I need a mini one for cupcakes...does anybody have a contact to make a custom cookie cutter?


 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cupcake Salt & Pepper Shakers

Another find this week...like hitting the cupcake lottery!  Cupcake salt & pepper shakers will make any picnic more stylish. 



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cupcake Spatula

I found this spatula at Raley's (local supermarket) and I use it for everything...stirring coffee and tea, mixing dry ingredients for baking, getting that last pickle out of the jar.  It just makes me smile.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Wedding Cupcakes

A few days ago a good friend called me to ask if I would make her wedding cake...and of course I said yes. She is getting married on the courthouse steps in a few days and will have her ceremony on September 7th.  THEN they are leaving for Australia to work for the next two years.  Exciting!  But back to the cake....we are working on the design because time is short.  May have to throw in some cupcakes on the side even though she didn't ask for them.

On another note...another friend is getting married next summer and I will be doing a cake and cupcakes for that event!  Weddings in the cupcake universe....gotta hurry and finish my sugar flower classes on Craftsy!