Flower Pot Cupcakes!

About a year ago I bought some silicone baking cups. I could not resist because they are little clay flower pots. The possibilities with these are endless. I really should be using them more but I always forget they are tucked away with everything else. But with Easter and Mothers Day on the way I thought I better perfect them!

Another reason I bring them up again is that I was at Michael’s the other day and they are back in stock. So you too can make these fabulously easy and beautiful display. Today I choose to use a couple fake flowers I had laying around the house. I’ve also used scrapbooking fabric flowers in the past. I was going to do a couple paper flowers too but I will save those for another day. But really there is so much you can do with them. I wanted to use some real flowers too. But nothing grows in my back yard in the desert so no luck there.

And since I am talking about the versatility of these adorable little pots I’ll bring up another project I want to do with them. Do you have little boys and your thinking maybe the flower thing isn’t going to be a hit? You can make them rough and tough! Use chocolate cake cookie crumbs and pudding. Add a couple gummy worms and you have dirt and bugs! So cute! So you really can make these into anything your event desires. Be creative!

The best part they are reusable because they are silicone. So you can play with them over and over and over again. And each time you will have a different arrangement! And ps if any of you do go out and get them (pps I think they are only like 7$ per 6) I would love to see what you come up with! I already cant wait to play with them again!

A BBQ Kind of Weekend

Well we bought a BBQ at the beginning of last week and pretty much ate out of it every night. Then we got invited to two more BBQ’s this weekend! You’ve got to love living in a state where summer starts in March. And since one was a family BBQ I made birthday cupcakes! Yup in two days 80 cupcakes went through this kitchen (ps I didn’t eat any! truly a miracle!)

Here’s the wonderful spread of cupcakes! Nutella and Cookie’s and Cream. I even experimented again with the Cookies and Cream. Always perfecting my flavors. So this time I stuck a full cookie at the bottom of each cake! It was a tasty surprise for everyone’s first bite!

Happy Monday everyone!

Flaming Strawberry Cupcakes!

I have constant requests of cupcakes all the time. Usually on facebook by random friends with pictures of great cupcakes. I always want to try them out but sometimes time just get away from me. Same thing happened when a friend posted a great picture right before new years eve this year. I thought I am definitely doing it tonight! Well we all know how long ago December was! But I finally got around to doing it. And wow are they just so beautiful. A regular cupcake with a hallowed out upside down little strawberry. Then the fun part! Fill it with alcohol, and light it on fire! (I used my Pear Vodka first and it didn’t light so test yours first.)

I just love the way they look. What a very sophisticated way of  having “candles” on your cupcake. They even blow out nicely. I just think this is too much fun! I cant wait to do it again. I think this will be a traditional celebration cupcake in our house!

And even though this has already been a fantastic cupcake kind of weekend, guess what? I have even more coming tomorrow! A big family BBQ birthday afternoon. With lots of yummy cupcakes! Hope everyone is having as “sweet” a weekend as we are!

A Special Birthday Order

Today I made an order for 2 dozen Cookie n’ Cream cupcakes. (I might add these are my favorite cupcakes!) Mmm I don’t think anyone could not love them. Handfuls of crushed cookies whipped into my buttercream frosting, Paired with chocolate cake! Then I even top them with half a cookie each, just for an extra cute factor!

These were an order for an 83rd Birthday party! How special to be celebrating with friends and family (and cupcakes!) at 83. Her lovely daughter had been at a shower I catered back in December and was hooked on lissables cupcakes! So we worked together to pick something perfect for her sweet tooth mother. Ps isn’t that adorable She’s a great-grandma with a sweet tooth. I think that’s perfect! I cant imagine being a mom yet, let alone my babies, baby, having a baby! Those are the good moments in life. So I wish her the sweetest (in many ways) 83rd Birthday!

I’ve got another cupcake Birthday tomorrow so stay tuned for more mouth watering pictures! Happy Friday!

More scrapbooking!

What good timing to post all about scrapbooking. Later that night as we were leaving to go grocery shopping the UPS guy dropped off a big box neither of us was expecting. I was sure excited to see it was my album back from being published! And with it came a whole bunch of new stuff. The whole paper pack of BoBunny’s new line “ad lib” And a couple other fun things too!

So yesterday I decided I was going to sit down and make a page. I really like it too. Pretty simple and I used only the new stuff! Which made it really fun. It went together within an hour, that might be a new record! The only funny part, and yes I am pointing out my own mistake. I added an embellishment and did not notice that it had a year on it, that did not match the year of the photo haha. So it says 4th of July 2011 but its from 2010. O well! Still cute and thats all that matters!

And I wanted to add another tip I had forgotten the other day, and its a good one! If you are just starting out or having an inspiration funk or just for fun, take a class! They are offered everywhere! And they have been some of the best times with others. First you get to meet other people with the same hobby and usually they are offered in stores so you get to shop! And you leave with a brand new layout or project! I’ve even gone of whole trips planned around scrapbooking retreats. I was lucky enough to go to CKU 2 years ago with my mom where over a couple days we completed a mini album and a 12×12 album! Bottom line they are just fun! I can even point you to one of my favorite stores that offer classes all the time. (for my Calgary readers only, sorry!) The Scrap Yard is located on Canyon Meadows Drive, its a super cute store with great staff and great classes. My mom goes to their album track and its amazing! I’ve done a couple with them too and they are always great and very innovative! Here’s a couple shots of stuff around their store from one of my last visits, projects and classes, make sure you check them out!

So another scrappy post. I’ve also been working on a teresa collins kit my mom got me for Christmas. And I just ordered another one (I do heart her kits more than any others) That should be arriving in the next couple days. So I had better finish this one soon! I will keep you posted. And stay tuned for a weekend of sweet baking!