I wish I lived in Boston so I could go to Johnny Cupcakes’ monthly midnight showings of his favorite 80s movies, especially since they’re my favorite 80s movies too. I’ve been waiting weeks for the Save Ferris shirt to come out, and now it is!
Get one of your own here!
And P.S. by Save Ferris I mean Ferris Beuller’s Day Off. It probably goes without saying that Save Ferris is one of my favorite bands ever.
My sister asked me to make these cupcakes this weekend for our friend Emily’s baby shower. Her nursery has Peter Rabbit in it, so what is more fitting than tiny marzipan veggies and Peter himself?
It’s been a long day. It’s going to be a long night. And a long week. So just now when I came home from work, before beginning the long, but enjoyable, task of handcrafting 4 dozen tiny marzipan cupcake decorations, I settled down with a dreamcakes cupcake (thank you Gwen and Andy!), a cold glass of milk, and Tallula. Sometimes you just need a moment to unwind and clear your head, and this Curious George cupcake was just the trick. (Curious George cupcake = banana cake, peanut butter frosting, and two banana runts candies).
Ok, duty calls. Bye!
P.S. little factoid about the milk glass there. I got it at this awesome restaurant in Florence. I asked my waiter for a to-go cup for my latte—herecy in Italy, I know, but I had someplace to be—and not surprising he didn’t have one. So he told me I could keep this glass. Cute, no?
Made these sweet things for my big sister to take to a baby shower a couple weeks ago. I guess she’s resigned to leaving her baking duties to me; last time she tried she used regular flour instead of cake flour and didn’t use any leavening because she was out, resulting in an inch-high birthday cake. Still tasted great though, Mel! Love ya!
For these I whipped up a batch of the ever-trustworthy Swiss meringue buttercream, and my secret chocolate cake recipe that—after almost a year and half of making—I have finally perfected. Sorry, no sharing of this recipe. For the stars on top, I just used a good-ol’ store bought brownie mix (why not? It’s just for decoration. Don’t hate), baked off in a jelly-roll pan, and cut out with a cookie cutter while still warm. Easy as pie!
Congratulations on your baby boy, Meredith!
PS: The Cupcake Courier is God’s gift to bakers everywhere!
Isn’t this Cupcake Kit so cute? Look at all those great papers! Available at Fred Flare for $19.95,
I just really do! For these cupcakes I just took my favorite white cake mix and mixed some mini chocolate chips in the batter, then took my favorite swiss meringue buttercream icing and sprinkled some more on top. So light and airy they could float up to the ceiling…
I’m not 100% thrilled with any of them. I made some cupcakes to match a beautiful invitation and matching recipe card designed by my friend and stationer Jessica over at Empress Stationery. I still have the invite and a little bit of leftover icing, so might end up just doing these again and having a real photographer take them. I really want to show off both the cupcake and the invite, but I tend to lose one or the other whether it’s the lighting, the focus, or whatever.
We were a week late celebrating Father’s Day this year, but last night the fam came over to my house for dinner. It was so much fun to have them all over, and it was actually my first time to host a dinner party at my house for my parents! So with Dad being the guest of honor, I wanted to have a menu that was all about him. The lasagna I made, I have to say, was amazing. You know how I am though, and dessert was my favorite course. Dad’s favorite candy is Whoppers, so I knew the Malt Shop Cupcakes I saw over at Peanut Butter and Julie‘s would be perfect. I can’t give you the recipe here, no no, you must see Julie’s great blog for yourself!
Here was my table for last night. I used a piece of muslin (my #1 favorite fabric) for the runner, mix-and-matched my favorite glasses, and did simple arrangements in vintage-style glass bottles. Thanks to my precious hubby for taking both of these pretty pictures!
I have some of the greatest friends. Last week we celebrated my dear friend Emily’s birthday, and even though, between my job and her two small children, we don’t get to see each other a lot, I just love her to pieces. Her celebration was a little on the fly, so I had to Betty Crocker these cupcakes, but they turned out really cute!
I found this sweet little video on Bakerella’s blog, and it’s so cute that I just wanted to pass on the happiness. I’m going to try to embed the video, but if it doesn’t work, just click here. It will sweeten up your day for sure! And a big hi-five to Bakerella for being on Martha Stewart’s Cupcake Week!