Sunday, April 18, 2010

First Cupcake for a Cause Cupcakes!!!


So I'm sitting here trying to talk myself into getting going for the 12ish mile run I really need to do today to make myself feel like I'm somewhat ready for my half marathon in two weeks...so far not having much luck :) I mean clearly I am still sitting here, right?!? It is somewhat justified though as we did yardwork ALL afternoon yesterday so my back and legs are super sore (mainly in muscles I forget I even have until it's mulching time each year!) and then K was up ALL night coughing and crying...etc. Poor little guy is struggling with allergies or some kind of cold. Just a tough combination making it hard for me to find much motivation at the moment. Thus for now, going to continue to sit here and have a cup of coffee...maybe that will help!!!

Since I am still sitting here and not running quite yet...figured I'd post some pictures of the cupcakes of the week...

First and foremost, I have my first Cupcakes for a Cause order! I know, exciting, right?? :) :) The order was for 3 dozen cupcakes, 2 dozen vanilla and 1 chocolate; half princess and half trains. I was hesitant to actually commit to the order as only had a few days to pull it off, but since I have not done either princess or train cupcakes I was immediately tempted to give it a go. So spent a day looking for princess/train ideas and brainstormed it with my favorite cupcake buddy at work and felt like we had come up with some pretty good ideas for both, so said yes to the order. Still was definitely tight on time but ended up baking the cupcakes Friday night before going to a couples night wine-tasting at Wine Styles (so fun btw!!!) and then spent Saturday morning decorating the cupcakes and hanging out with K, which is why I wasn't at running club. (well that and I may have just had a tiny bit too much wine for the first time in over a year, too!)

The princess cupcakes were all PINK! Found a fun carriage idea on http://www.wilton.com/ and Christy (my cupcake buddy) found me a great idea for pink turrets made out of ice cream cones dipped in white (pink) chocolate - then added a few basic pink swirled icing cupcakes topped with what else, little tierras! All together they ended up looking pretty cool (think I might even want princess cupcakes for my birthday too now - haha!) when set up on the cupcake tree - so suggested Shannon borrow my tree for the party!




And here's a close up of the tierras and carriages...who doesn't want to be a princess now?!?!


After finishing the princess cupcakes, I found myself super nervous about the train ones. I had to make them super cool too - as didn't want this little guy (turning 2) to feel slighted that his big sis (turning 4) with her princess cupcakes. And while I had an idea for the train cupcakes I had NO clue how they would turn out. Luckily they actually ended up way more fun then I had anticipated!! Here they are being built...

For the train cupcakes I used a combination of ideas, the first based on an idea from http://www.familyfun.go.com/ where they made "I Choo-Choose You" train cupcakes for valentines day out of tootsie rolls along with an idea from the cover of a new book (that I don't have yet but plan on putting on my First Mother's Day ever gift idea list :) Super Duper Cupcakes. For the Train Engines I used tootsie rolls and reeses cups then M&Ms for the wheels and an upside down Dot candy for the smoke Stack. The cargo cars were then simply made out of now&laters and m&m wheels. Painted on the tracks first and added sprinkles and wha-la we had little trains. Thought they looked pretty good on a cupcake tree too...


The only thing left now was hoping Shannon was able to get them home okay...I boxed them the best I could. See below - they are all packed up and ready to go....but even so there were definitely lots of little pieces and icing...so had my fingers crossed all day. Luckily last night she sent an email (thanks Shannon!) letting me know they were a hit - so they must have made it - woohoo!

So all in all a REALLY good cupcake day - kind of like a good hair day I guess - hehe - somedays it just happens! I mean even my extras/left overs ended up pretty cute - and were pretty yummy :) and most importantly to me at least my little man was super sweet and kept me company the whole time I was decorating away! Couldn't have asked for a better day (well at least until I was dragged into the mulching!)

Okay...suppose it's time I finally get myself out for those miles - especially now that my MIL (who is down from PA for the weekend) is up and will enjoy hanging out with K. Have to take advantage of her being here! So gotta run...

3 comments:

Karen the "Hungry Mom" on April 18, 2010 at 6:24 AM said...

Those cupcakes are ADORABLE! the princess ones are just too cute. and the trains turned out great!! i have a feeling you are going to be in high demand soon!! Hope you had a good run!! Weather is great!

The Samsons on April 18, 2010 at 12:06 PM said...

The cupcakes were beautiful and made the cutest presentation! I have to check with my little sister who had said she would make me a cake for the girls' birthday but otherwise I'll be calling you soon :)

Rogerson's on January 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM said...

4 year olds birthday party next week... Googled princess cupcakes, where did you find the tiny Tiaras for your cupcakes?

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

First Cupcake for a Cause Cupcakes!!!

So I'm sitting here trying to talk myself into getting going for the 12ish mile run I really need to do today to make myself feel like I'm somewhat ready for my half marathon in two weeks...so far not having much luck :) I mean clearly I am still sitting here, right?!? It is somewhat justified though as we did yardwork ALL afternoon yesterday so my back and legs are super sore (mainly in muscles I forget I even have until it's mulching time each year!) and then K was up ALL night coughing and crying...etc. Poor little guy is struggling with allergies or some kind of cold. Just a tough combination making it hard for me to find much motivation at the moment. Thus for now, going to continue to sit here and have a cup of coffee...maybe that will help!!!

Since I am still sitting here and not running quite yet...figured I'd post some pictures of the cupcakes of the week...

First and foremost, I have my first Cupcakes for a Cause order! I know, exciting, right?? :) :) The order was for 3 dozen cupcakes, 2 dozen vanilla and 1 chocolate; half princess and half trains. I was hesitant to actually commit to the order as only had a few days to pull it off, but since I have not done either princess or train cupcakes I was immediately tempted to give it a go. So spent a day looking for princess/train ideas and brainstormed it with my favorite cupcake buddy at work and felt like we had come up with some pretty good ideas for both, so said yes to the order. Still was definitely tight on time but ended up baking the cupcakes Friday night before going to a couples night wine-tasting at Wine Styles (so fun btw!!!) and then spent Saturday morning decorating the cupcakes and hanging out with K, which is why I wasn't at running club. (well that and I may have just had a tiny bit too much wine for the first time in over a year, too!)

The princess cupcakes were all PINK! Found a fun carriage idea on http://www.wilton.com/ and Christy (my cupcake buddy) found me a great idea for pink turrets made out of ice cream cones dipped in white (pink) chocolate - then added a few basic pink swirled icing cupcakes topped with what else, little tierras! All together they ended up looking pretty cool (think I might even want princess cupcakes for my birthday too now - haha!) when set up on the cupcake tree - so suggested Shannon borrow my tree for the party!




And here's a close up of the tierras and carriages...who doesn't want to be a princess now?!?!


After finishing the princess cupcakes, I found myself super nervous about the train ones. I had to make them super cool too - as didn't want this little guy (turning 2) to feel slighted that his big sis (turning 4) with her princess cupcakes. And while I had an idea for the train cupcakes I had NO clue how they would turn out. Luckily they actually ended up way more fun then I had anticipated!! Here they are being built...

For the train cupcakes I used a combination of ideas, the first based on an idea from http://www.familyfun.go.com/ where they made "I Choo-Choose You" train cupcakes for valentines day out of tootsie rolls along with an idea from the cover of a new book (that I don't have yet but plan on putting on my First Mother's Day ever gift idea list :) Super Duper Cupcakes. For the Train Engines I used tootsie rolls and reeses cups then M&Ms for the wheels and an upside down Dot candy for the smoke Stack. The cargo cars were then simply made out of now&laters and m&m wheels. Painted on the tracks first and added sprinkles and wha-la we had little trains. Thought they looked pretty good on a cupcake tree too...


The only thing left now was hoping Shannon was able to get them home okay...I boxed them the best I could. See below - they are all packed up and ready to go....but even so there were definitely lots of little pieces and icing...so had my fingers crossed all day. Luckily last night she sent an email (thanks Shannon!) letting me know they were a hit - so they must have made it - woohoo!

So all in all a REALLY good cupcake day - kind of like a good hair day I guess - hehe - somedays it just happens! I mean even my extras/left overs ended up pretty cute - and were pretty yummy :) and most importantly to me at least my little man was super sweet and kept me company the whole time I was decorating away! Couldn't have asked for a better day (well at least until I was dragged into the mulching!)

Okay...suppose it's time I finally get myself out for those miles - especially now that my MIL (who is down from PA for the weekend) is up and will enjoy hanging out with K. Have to take advantage of her being here! So gotta run...

3 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes are ADORABLE! the princess ones are just too cute. and the trains turned out great!! i have a feeling you are going to be in high demand soon!! Hope you had a good run!! Weather is great!

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  2. The cupcakes were beautiful and made the cutest presentation! I have to check with my little sister who had said she would make me a cake for the girls' birthday but otherwise I'll be calling you soon :)

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  3. 4 year olds birthday party next week... Googled princess cupcakes, where did you find the tiny Tiaras for your cupcakes?

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