I just wanted to share some of my new sugar cookies I made to show off the cookie cutters I have for sale. Along with all the decorating stuff you need to make these! You can buy it all! And I have to say, I really didn't want to eat the cookies after decorating them, but I am sure glad I did....They were the best tasting cookies I ever had! The royal icing and all the decorations, really make the cookies that much yummier. The dress cookie cutter is part of the "princess" cookie cutter set.
HI everyone! I just wanted to tell all my fellow bakers out there, there is a cupcake challenge next sunday here in Moorestown,NJ. It is at "Swanky Bubbles" an amazing dining place that also has a location in Philly. It is Sunday, November 29th at 5pm.
Do you want to enter? First prize is 100$ Right now they only have a few registered bakers, with limited spots open, so join NOW! There will be tons of prizes, and giveaways. I am personally donating a ton of items for giveaways, so you will not be disappointed!
Also I am a guest judge! YEAH! I get to eat cupcakes for free! YUMMY!
I can't believe I saw this! Actually my little guy pointed it out when we were coming out of the car into the house. I never heard of such a thing, and when I asked my family, none of them have heard of it before either...so I googled it. You should too, it's so amazing, and rare!
Also, if you look at the one photo, there were 2! one is smaller :)
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The bride and groom with Regan. She wasn't happy until she got to see them. She talks about Claudio all the time and she was SO excited about the wedding. Doug and his celebrity girlfriend, Richard Christie from Howard Stern fame. I call him Dougs girlfriend because he would much rather hang out with him then me. oh well. My cute guys. My artsy photo of the ceremony. SO beautiful outside, the rain didn't even bother us.
SO we did a fundraising gift for Harry's first birthday, and I am so proud to say that we raised 475.00 for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! The first children's hospital in the country, and one of the top pediatric hospitals in the USA! If you want to donate, go here~ CHOP
So I stumbled upon some beautiful fabric by Heather Ross, and starting really obsessing over it. I couldn't sleep because I kept thinking about how it was out of print. So I finally decided,after weeks of dreaming about it, to finally buy it. So while I waited to figure out what to make with it (I decided to make Regan a quilt) I kept looking at all the faric that people are selling on ETSY, and found this super cute fabric called "Bot Camp" As soon as I saw it, I had to buy it. Our friends are about to have a baby (aka baby bot) and it just seemed to fit for them, perfectly. I finished the baby quilt, and decided to share some pics with you. It is my first quilt, so I tried to make everything nice and neat. I guess it is really just a blanket since I didn't do any "quilting". I haven't really figured that out yet. Maybe for Regans quilt I will. Anyway, I got the Bot camp fabric from theFabricbar
I also bought a Heather Ross book from Joann's, and made these freaking CUTE pants for my little guy with fabric from Fabricworm
I will share some ore photos of Regan's quilt, as I begin it...or when it's finished. There just isn't enough hours in the day!
I have new products in my shop that I just LOVE! So I wanted to do a giveaway and give 1 lucky winner a sample of my favorite stuff. I also want to give a runner up a few freebies as well. SO to enter, just leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite tasty sweets are ;) Don't forget your email address so I can contact you, if you win. I have a few things up my sleeve as well, so try to keep checking back for more! So here is a picture of what 1 lucky winner will get....just 1 of the few items I plan to give away. This contest will last for 2 weeks...hopefully people will enter, otherwise I will just extend the time limit. thanks!
Hey cupcake lovers! I always get emails about people using my photos for promotions on their sites, and in their magazines, but I figured I would share this one with you. it is on Utterly Engaged an online ezine. You can see their pics/site here They used my Yellow tulip cupcake liners. They just so happen to be the most popular item in my store. So popular for wedding season that I had to take down the listing. Well try the Orange ones instead! Just as pretty :)
I just love pretty spreads of beautiful monochromatic color schemes. Uh it just makes me so happy! Enjoy
Ok, so all my late night googling has finally paid off. I found the manufacturer of these awesome liners! So I get great prices, and now I have new amazing liners for my shop! Hooray! Enjoy these cupcakes we made yesterday morning.
YUMMMY... I just got my copy of Martha's book "CUPCAKES" as I assumed it had alot of things from her magazines in it..I guess they run out of ideas?! Anyway I made cupcakes last week and here is a pic from that.I have a new found fondness of the zebra print baking cups. They just look so cool! I also got my first neutral comment on my website after a purchase....She wrote that the leapord print cupcake liners are just "OK" and she complained about the shipping price...(I wish she would read this) First off, I charge less then my competition...second...what do you expect out of a cupcake liner? Its paper...do you want it to do back flips? This lady is crazy and I bet she complains about alot of things in her life...so I will just ignore it ;) Anyway I am now in the wholesaling business! So if your interested in buying fancy cupcake liners in bulk for your shop just contact me!! Dont forget you can purchase these cupcake liners at my shop!
We made these this morning...I am so confused by these new mini red foil cupcake liners I got. This is actually the same cupcake photographed with 2 different backgrounds..I don't get it..Also, I have a picture before baked, and after baked because the color changed after baking..wierd right? So how do I sell these? Do I call them hypercolor?
I always love when people send me pictures of the things they make with safety eyes I sell, but I had to show you these pictures because this kitty is too cute! Thanks to Carolyn M. French who made this cute kitten. SO ADORABLE!!
Just thought I would show you a pic of what Me and the kid have been making, they are so lovely! I love them! We made these for Rach's Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACH! I am planning on making alot of these to sell, mini ones, for cupcakes or flower pots.. I think I might make a huge bouquet too- instead of flowers that die, these stay pretty forever ;)
Anyway I better get back to my orders, things are getting crazy hectic! I got my 4 year old getting orders together, so cute, she loves putting my stickers on the boxes, and tissue paper, so cute ;)
Hello everyone....or no one. Well this sure was a busy busy week! My friend, that I have known since high school cam and stayed for awhile since the hubby had to take a long trip. I had,what was supposed to be a few cavities filled, but turned into a horrible mess because I waited to long. I now have to get a crown, and maybe another one after that is done. What sucks is I don't have dental insurance ;( anyway, I started getting a million orders from my ETSY shop and I couldn't figure out why...until someone had sent me a message telling me I was on a highlight from Etsy's website..they call it the storque...I have no idea why, and I never "hang out" online to read all the crap they say anyway. Of course I looked, and it was a great article, but I had already seen it on the Martha Stewert show like last year or something...so it isn't totally original idea for them to feature it...but still good! AND THANK YOU! Anyway I though I would show you some pictures I hung up awhile ago on my stairway. We have lived in this house for over 2 years now, and I haven't really decorated that much because I figured we will live her for the rest of our lives, so I have plenty of time to decide exactly where I want things to go. In our old house, we had for 5 years, I painted every wall at least 2 or 3 times...the living room had about 5 to 6 colors of paint on it until I decided...right before we sold the house, that I would paint it a textured sand paint by Ralph Lauren....It truly was awesome! Expensive, also since i had to do alot of coats of it but it looked so rich and fancy, and really fit the house well....I havent painted this house still- except my daughters room,playroom and our bedroom because they use to be poop colors! gross! ( it was that color when we moved it!) anyway I thought I would show you some newly decorated walls from my daughters room with some art prints from The Black Apple on her yellowish walls.....
and then a pic of the hall way....
and a close up of a picture I LOVE which is my husband when he was a baby, and his father...which also shows why I had to buy this print from the black apple below it....look similar? anyway I will put that in my son's room when it is ready for wall decorations.
ALSO if you can see the plant that is there...that is a plant I have had since I moved out of my mom's house when I was 17 years old...I'm 31 now, so it's been awhile..It was part of a plant my mom had since she was in her school days...It lives and grows, I have since took a piece of it and gave it to our old roomate- who will be moving into their very own first house! I hope they pass the tradition on to their kids too, if they have some...they better!
Pirate flags...for cupcakes and cake parties, are not just for the boys! Add these to your birthday party decorations, for a super girl pirate party...ARRRRR I also handmade some pirate flag cupcake toppers, check them out here SHIVER ME TIMBERS
I figured I would show a new picture of things me and Regan have been making the past few days, pinwheels...and cupcakes. I have lots of new cute cupcake liners and cupcake toppers to put in my shops so of course we had to take pictures of them all in action! We got handmade happy birthday flags for cupcakes, we got pirate flags, not just for the boys by the way!
Ever since I watched an episode of Oprah with the coupon mom on, I have been hooked on saving money with coupons. At first I only saved like 10 bucks here, then the next time, the savings kept going up and up... I keep breaking my record of money saved every time I go shopping. This last time I figured it was good enough to share with you...Since, I, unlike other people online, ONLY buy food that we normally eat, I don't buy things just because they are on sale, and I don't revolve my dinner plans around what is the cheapest. That is probably why people save more on their bills, because they only buy things on sale. I am just trying to get what we normally eat, for a cheaper price.
It has been great, because I read that you are supposed to "stock up" on the things while they are on sale for the lowest price. I have been doing that with the foods we eat on a regular basis and it has been awesome. I couldn't go shopping for a whole month because with a newborn, and a 4 year old it was just too much to handle. But it didn't matter because I had such a great stock pile of food that I didn't need to. We drink soy milk so I had 3 or 4 cartons of it, and I might have told the hubby to get bread on his way home from work once. Anyway it really makes a difference too, when now, I go to the store only when the stuff I want is on sale, even if I don't really need it at that moment. I no longer have to budget a huge amount of money for grocery shopping, because now I only have to buy necessities, (bread, milk, or fresh fruit and veggies)
SO here are some pictures from my best grocery trip to date. My bill was 191 and I saved $58.76! almost 60 bucks!! You can do so much with an extra 60 bucks! like buy really expensive formula for my little guy..oh well, I can start putting the saved money in a savings account when he's done drinking formula, wouldn't that be a great way to put money into your savings account. Because it's money that you would have spent anyway!
In a city not to far away, I was once a tattoo artist. I have a degree in photography, so my photo albums are really good. I am a 31 year old mother of 2 kids and 2 dogs, I am obsessed with amigurumi, cupcakes,safety eyes, and anything made of yarn.