Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Cookies and Cupcakes!

Today I had 20 or so of my friends over for an amazing morning!  My sweet friend, Amy, is a Thirty One rep and showed us all of her awesome bags.  Great company... Not to expensive, high quality and tons of cuteness and fun!

I coupled Amy's bags with TONS of my Hand decorated Easter Cookies and cupcakes.  It was a blast.

Cookie bouquets, the cutest mini cookie grab bags perfect for Easter baskets and pink & mint green cupcakes (with sparkles, of course).

Some pictures of the event today....

Saturday, March 24, 2012

40 again.... this time .. PINK!

This must be the week for birthdays and celebrations!

These bright pink cupcakes are for a girly 40th birthday celebration.  Two lucky ladies will receive pink buttercream frosted vanilla cupcakes.  They each have a hand decorated and painted crown, miniature white gum paste flowers and funky number 40's on them.  Oh!!  and of course they all have sparkles!  I LOVE sparkles.  I think I have almost every color of sparkles!  I can not help myself but add them to almost every cupcake that leaves my kitchen!

No party is complete without Ghirardelli chocolate cupcakes.  They are sparkled of course and have fondant and royal icing cupcakes as toppers.

Happy birthday Ladies!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pink Swirl Cake... Happy birthday Arden!

This morning I delivered a really precious Pink swirl cake to a good friend for her daughter's birthday.

Ghirardelli chocolate cake with Ghirardelli chocolate buttercream filling and pink buttercream frosting.  The letters and numbers are made from pink tinted gum paste and hand painted to make them have a silver sheen.

I just love this girly cake!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Exciting Week! James is 40!!

This week has been an adjustment for some.  My sweet husband of almost 15 years turned 40 yesterday!  Apparently he was in denial and afraid of what the day might bring... He went back to bed and when I said, "It's going to be a great day," he crawled back under the covers and said, "Are you sure?"

After saying "Happy Birthday" to him over 100 times, (mostly because I sometimes forget until noon,) I think we were off to a great day!  He had requested his favorite dinner which I prepared - Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes, gravy and broccoli... some of us now have cholesterol problems after that meal... Then ended the day with some fun gifts and a Chocolate Chocolate Ghirardeli Ruffle Cake!  Hard to see much since the cake is pretty much on fire!

Happy Birthday James!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Girl Scout Fashion Show - SUCCESS!!!!

     Last Friday I was honored to provide all the cookies and cupcakes for my daughters amazing girl scout troop.  It was so much fun!  I was absolutely buried in beautiful gum paste (sugar) Gerber Daisys and yummy chocolate and vanilla flavored cupcakes.  Miniature cupcakes and basic regular size ones too.  The cupcakes had mini wrappers and regular size wrappers as well as banner toppers that said, "It's a girl thing!"

     The girls had so much fun modeling clothes that they had made from older clothing.  The fashion show benefitted Family Link, a Christian Not for profit company that matches families up with foster children that need homes.  It was an amazing evening.  The girls learned so much and made new friends.  A few of the foster girls said that this was the most fun thing they had ever done.  If we as a troop and group of ladies accomplished just shining a little light for those foster families, then it was a complete Success!

Molly Ann & Mommy

"It's a girl thing!"