Friday, June 26, 2009

A (mostly) non-cupcake post!

I've been enjoying my summer vacation very much (aside from our tub being clogged- yuck!).

I had some very dear friends in town for a visit. We hit the TREC, Sara's and drove around the Peninsula and took their little one to the beach for her very first time!


We've started our 4-H dog training classes for the summer and I caught a beautiful sunset the other night.


sunset over the bay

This past Sunday a close friend of my family got married! Congrats again Megan and Aaron. Thank you for letting me share in your special day. The week before the wedding, Megan contacted me about making some special gluten-free cupcakes for her 3-year old niece so that she could have cake at the reception. I was more than happy do that for them!

Megan and Aaron's wedding

Megan and Aaron's wedding

Megan and Aaron's wedding

Megan and Aaron's wedding

I think that about sums up my last few weeks! If you happen to be reading this today (Friday), please don't forget to check out my previous post and vote for Milo if you want to!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


He's up for Bob FM's favorite pet!

IF you think he's the best in his bracket, please vote for him. Winner gets a year's supply of pet food from Dad's and $100 Giant Eagle gift card. He made it through the first round of voting and is up for the top 3 vote today - I believe the final vote is tomorrow, you can vote both days. He's in the second bracket at the following link.

Thank you - and feel free to pass this on if you think others may vote for him. I don't send out posts or blogs like this ever, but that gift card sure would come in handy if he wins!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

cupcake overload!

Yes, I realize I haven't been posting that much lately. Even with it being my summer vacation, I've been keeping very busy lately!

Two weeks into vacation and I've had three mid-sized cupcake orders to fill! I'm very grateful for these orders!

First I had the order which I started to blog last week. Here is the rest of that order - mini s'mores and white chocolate raspberry cupcakes:

s'mores and white chocolate raspberry mini's

Then I got a call on a Thursday asking for an order for the next day. I got to work right away with that one, starting with my now "famous" peanut butter cup mini's. According to a friend of mine "...They taste like a Reese's cup and cake batter had sex and birthed a litter of mini Reese's cupcakes." Yes, that is an itty bitty Reese's cup on top!


For that order I also did red velvet with a vanilla cream cheese frosting, snickerdoodle (cinnamon sugar cake with a cinnamon buttercream frosting) and double butterscotch (butterscotch cake with maple butterscotch cream cheese frosting).





This coming week I have another order for the white chocolate raspberry ones (those are one of my most popular ones), so I'll keep busy with those!

Friday, June 12, 2009

more cupcakes

Working on an order for a friend of mine. This is just half the order. Mini cookies 'n cream cupcakes and banana split cupcakes.

banana split mini cupcakes

banana split mini cupcakes

cookies 'n cream mini cupcakes

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

peanut butter cupcakes

Recently, on my Facebook fan page for Make Way For Cupcakes, I ran a contest where the prize was, of course, cupcakes!

The winner picked up his cupcakes tonight and had this to say about them:

"...They taste like a Reese's cup and cake batter had sex and birthed a litter of mini Reese's cupcakes. Good God..."

That may seriously be the best description of anything I've ever made. EVER.

Here are the pictures to go with the cupcakes!

peanut butter cupcake batter

peanut butter cupcakes

peanut butter cupcakes cooling

peanut butter cupcake

Yes, that was a little itty bitty Reese's cup on top of it!

Here are my winners (well, two of them - Julie was hiding behind them)! It was great to meet another blog reader - I'm still shocked every time I meet someone who reads what I write/post.

Make Way for Cupcakes winners!

Monday, June 8, 2009

First official day of vacation!

Bring it on, summer!







Saturday, June 6, 2009

blog neglect

So, I haven't blogged much lately and I apologize. That should change now that I'm off work for the summer!!! YAY!

I've kept busy lately with cupcakes and photos, I'll share those with you now.

Ok, lets see. We went to Ribfest last weekend. The only word to describe what we ate there was delicious. I had a pulled pork sandwich from Sgt. Oink's. Dave had a sandwich from another stand, which I don't remember the name. Connor had a few ribs from the same place Dave went to and Mason (who just likes to be different), had a corndog.

Ribfest, downtown Erie

We sat in the shade on the west side of the park right by the Hot Waffle and Ice Cream Sandwich stand. My gosh this was genius!! Again, delicious works here!

Ribfest, downtown Erie

I'll save you from the photos of me v. the bouncy castle at my nephews' birthday party. Let's just say that the bouncy castle won. I really didn't mean to go down the slide head first, I promise!!

I made ice cream cone cupcakes (vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting colored blue to look like the Connor's favorite ice cream - Blue Moon) for the Connor to take to school since he has a summer birthday. They came out perfect and were a big hit with his class. I also made the cookie dough cupcakes to take to work with me for my boss's summer birthday, but I don't have any pictures of those this time.

ice cream cone cupcakes

ice cream cone cupcakes

This past Wednesday, I took pictures for a friend whose son was graduating high school. We headed up to the Wintergreen Gorge cemetery and across the street from it because that was where she chose. I love the small waterfall out in front of the cemetery. These photos were a bit of a challenge for me since I'm barely 5'1" and he towered over me. I had to make sure to be on higher ground from him, or at least farther away. The majority of these were taken with my 50mm lense which I looooove!!

June 3, 2009

June 3, 2009

June 3, 2009

This past Friday was the last day of work for me for the summer. Now, to just stay out of trouble!

I'll leave you with these flowers. I really have no idea what they are but to me they look like fireworks. I took these the same night as the graduation photos and was playing around a little with DOF.