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.
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