Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cupcake Camp Seattle 4/17/2011

Today at Cupcake Camp Seattle was a blast! I made 400 mini cupcakes and they were completely gone by the end of the show. The day couldn't have been better with the beautiful sunshine and waterfront view of the Locks. I debuted a new cupcake called Orange Gingersnap (which both my brother and sister have informed me to rename it to Orange Ginger Spice... I'll think about it :)

If you didn't make it out this year definitely put it on your calendar for next year. It's a great way to taste some beautiful sweets (and take home a good sized box of them) or just get ideas for your own creations at home. For those of you I met today, I will be at both the Juanita and Meadowbrook (Seattle) Farmers Markets starting in June. Or if you can't wait that long you can always order some before then :). Here are a few pics from the day. Enjoy!

My sister and I figuring how to display 400 cupcakes!

My BIGGEST cupcake fan!

My newest flavor ~ Orange Ginger Spice

A glance at the cupcake contest.

Little miss Autrey and Mom helping Auntie Johanna.

Mom, my biggest behind the scenes helper. Thank you!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Time for a break

Spring is a perfect time to take a break before the craziness and busyness of Summer. Whether it's at home to do much needed cleaning and organizing or to get away from our usual day to day routines and travel and see new places.

This week I feel privileged to be able to do some traveling with some very dear friends. Our trip takes us back east to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. There are going to be many exciting things to see I'm sure, but I think I'm secretly excited to visit some sweet shops when we get NYC... it is the birthplace for the cupcake craze you see :) I've got a few on my list to try out: one is Magnolia Bakery and the other is Buttercup Bake Shop both were started by the same gal and are well known all over New York.

I will post pictures when I return... till then I hope you can squeeze some moments from your routines for a much needed break. :)