Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cupcake Sunday

First off I wanted to say thanks for all the kind and supportive comments you left in my last post about my medical nightmare. Glad you all agreed that what I went through should not have happened. I am suppose to get the new glasses this week so I will let you know if they help.
I hope you all are having a good weekend. We went on a walk through Cherry Creek State Park yesterday with the dogs. The path we walked on took us to the lake which was a great surprise because we had no idea where we were going.

Today I wanted to start something new on my blog. As some of you know I use to have my own baking business and love to bake and cook. I am an avid watcher of The Food Network but this summer Emilia and I have really gotten into watching cupcake shows like Cupcake Wars, DC Cupcakes and Cupcake Girls. A couple of weeks ago we were at one of our local bookstores, The Tattered Cover and bought this great cupcake book.

We have decided to challenge ourselves and try to make every one of the cupcakes in this book. After that I will share them here with you at least once a month. I will also be including some sort of cupcake themed paper crafting project to go with them as well. Today we are starting off with the Key Lime Cupcakes.

These were suppose to have a key lime filling in them but I made a mistake and read the recipe wrong. I added the condensed milk and lime juice to the batter so they are a little heavy but Rich and Emilia say they still taste good. I can't eat them because I am gluten free but I can say they smell great.
It also just so happens that Leigh Ann Baird the creative genius behind the Perfect Presentation Templates just came out with the cutest cupcake stand, flags and cupcake wrapper cut files too which were prefect for the presentation.

The base of the stand was made using PTI Kraft Cardstock that I ran though my Cuttlebug using a SU wood grain embossing folder. I reduced the size of the flags to 25% then cut them out of PTI Bitty Dots and Hibiscus Cardstock. The top was also made with Hibiscus Cardstock too. The piece I attached the flags to was made with Vintage Cream Cardstock and the Scallop border file but I cut the scallops off. The cupcake holder was made with some Martha Stewart double sided cardstock that I had in my stash. The Topper was made with an extra flag that I attached to a toothpick with some Score Tape.
That's all for now. I hope you have enjoyed today's post. I will be back soon with more to share. Until then I hope the rest of your holiday weekend is a good one and thanks for stopping by.

22 comments:

Aimes said...

Seriously drooling over my keyboard now, Terri! Not only over those scrummy cupcakes, but your paper crafting presentation too!!! Fabulous!
Hugs,
Aimes
x
Hope the new glasses work for you!

Debby said...

wow they look delish. and you can't even eat them. that's so cruel!

Sue Ann said...

OVER THE TOP!!! How do the wrappers hold up with the cupcake inside ....... any leak through?? I was just on Bake it Pretty the other day and was thinking I can make my own cut file why would I spend all that money for the wrappers ?? We are moving to NC and for the longest time here in NY I wanted to start a business Brunch for Brides but it never worked because of my parking issue. I have been working for a few months now that we are moving to get all my recipes together so I can start doing boutique parties for kiddies. Sure do have a lot in common!!! Hope you are seeing those recipes okay !!!

Rhonda said...

Sounds very yummy! Love the crafting along with the goodies.

Adele Fowler said...

These are so cute and look yummy!!

Julie E said...

Adorable! Love all those dots. Are thru gluten free recipes in that big ole book too? I can't imagine making anything that scrumptious and not eating it!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your cupcakes are BEAUTIFUL, and I love key lime (wish I could taste one ;) I can't even imagine making these and not being able to eat them, you are a much stronger woman than I am lol!

Alyssa S said...

WOW!! What an amazing project! I love that you and your daughter bake together and support stores like the fabulous Tattered Cover...I heard that Barnes & Noble is going bankrupt b/c of things like the Kindle and Amazon.com!

Anyway...your cupcake stand is too cute! I love the embossed base and the use of all the penant flags! Fantastic and wonderful and scrumdiddlyumptious! :o)

Kara said...

can't wait to see all of your cupcakes and projects!! these are awesome!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh, this is just like the movie Julie and Julia where she made all the recipes in Julia Child's cookbook. I do think I would much prefer those delicious cupcakes instead of aspic and pate though. I am looking forward to seeing your cupcake sessions every month.

Sharron said...

What a fun idea to try out all those recipes! Don't know how you manage to not even have a taste though! Key lime sounds so delish and your presentation is awesome--so CUTE!

Emm said...

Oh my goodness! That is THE cutest little cupcake stand ever! That book looks quite fun, too!

Cammie said...

Oooh! How yummy! And your presentation is beyond perfect! I am just in awe of your paper creations! I hope your glasses work out for you! I just got bifocals and cannot adjust to them at all! I am going to have to go back to optometrist and "see" what can be done.

Jackie Pedro said...

What a delicious post!! Your cupcake presentation is OVER THE TOP AWESOME! LOVE that little stand!!

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness, your cupcake stand is soooo CUTE!!! I love the banners you added and the fab cupcake wrapper! I definitely need to try that!

BethieJ said...

Terri the cupcakes look so YUMMY and I LOVE the cupcake stand.. I THINK I need this template! :)
Hope you had a GREAT weekend!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I KNEW you'd be awesome! Terri, this is amazing and I am going to copy this for sure! I am simply blown away!

Linda said...

Hope your eyesight will return to normal with your new glasses. That was a bad experience to go thru with a doctor.
Love the cupcake stand you made. The cupcake looks yummy!!! Hace fun with your new cupcake cookbook, that's awesome! Where did you get the lavender colored cupcake stand or is that a template? It's very pretty presentation.

Marinette said...

Mmhhh miam-miam ils ont l'air tellement appetissants, sont trop beaux
bravo

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh Yum! Delicious looking cupcakes and the way you have that one presented in the paper is darling!

Beth said...

Oh my Terri those cupcakes look delicious and I just love your cupcake holder very inventive I also watch Cupcake Wars.

Nerina said...

Ooooooh!! Are we all invited??? Drool! I love the way you've showcased these - your crafted elements are really fantastic!