Monday, November 17, 2008

Turkey cupcake?

Hah! Made you look! This cupcake was a school project for the Connor. The instructions were to disguise your turkey so he doesn't end up as Thanksgiving dinner. Connor's idea was to make him into a cupcake. I guess this way the turkey could end up as dessert instead, lol. He even took the time to glue sprinkles on the "frosting"!

Now you see him!

Now you don't!

Also tonight, I made salted caramel cupcakes. Those will be a new addition to my menu, for sure! It's a brown sugar cupcake with a caramel Swiss meringue buttercream with a salted caramel drizzle.

salted caramel mini cupcake

Friday, November 7, 2008

Contest - one more day!

Please excuse the dust in here, I'm playing around with layouts.

Just a quick reminder that you have one more day to send in your entries in for my birthday cupcake give-a-way! You can find that entry HERE.

s'mores cupcakes

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Contest and some news!

Don't forget to enter my birthday cupcake give-away! You can find that entry and details on how to enter HERE. You have until Sunday to enter!

Now on to my news.

I found out late last week that the photos I took over the summer of a Civil War re-enactment (for General Strong Vincent) are going to be displayed at the Gettysburg Tourist Center! I am over the moon about this! I won't get to see them displayed there as I'm all the way on the other side of the state from it, but I'm still very excited about it.

You can find those photos HERE.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Birthday contest!

I'm posting this now, but you have until Sunday (the 9th, my birthday!) to get your entries in.

Whoever sends in the best birthday wish/salute photo (as voted on by my kids, so keep it clean folks!) will win a dozen cupcakes of their choosing (from my menu). Other than keeping it clean, the only other rule is you must be local - Erie, PA - or be able to pick the cupcakes up when you're in town, for my Erie friends who are currently not in Erie but do come back to visit!

Have fun with this!

Good luck!

pumpkin cupcake

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween recap and Contest!

Friday night we met up with Dave's brother and his wife and their kids and we went Trick-or-Treating with them. I should have been home baking, but that's another story. The kids had a blast and made it more than a block this year, LOL.


The baby didn't walk with us, she stayed home with my sister-in-law and helped pass out candy, but she's too cute to leave out of this!


When we headed down our second street we ran across this giant spider, which I thought was pretty creative! It was still fairly light at this point.


Then we hit our third street, which is where I knew everyone because it was right around the corner from our old house (this is also where we usually get separated - Dave and the kids go on without me and pick me up on the way back because I'm too busy socializing, LOL). There is a house there that goes all out every year and I love it. The kids don't really care for it, but this was the first year that they all actually walked up the the porch instead of Kathy coming down to hand them candy. I was quite proud of my boys!


...and finally, a few individual shots of my boys - and the contest (if you've made it this far!)






Now, if you can tell me exactly who Mason is supposed to be, I will give you one dozen cupcakes of your choosing (I have a menu you can pick from). The only stipulation is that you must be local (Erie, PA). I'm looking for a specific name, not just a general idea here. Oh, and family, isn't eligible, LOL, because you already know the answer!

Good luck!!