Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Cupcakes

Valentine Cupcake Special!  $20/dozen.  Order now!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Groundhog Day

I've only been thinking about Valentine's Day so I almost forgot about Groundhog Day on Feb. 2nd.  I googled for inspiration but groundhogs aren't that inspiring.  I couldn't come up with any cool cookies.  Then I searched on Pinterest.  Oh, Pinterest how I love you.  I spend [waste] so much time on Pinterst.  Find me and follow me so I can follow you.  I'm using my name over there so search Emily Cattell.  Thanks to the Cake Mix Doctor at for the idea.  But I didn't use that recipe.  I never use cake box mixes.  Never might be too strong a word but I would NEVER sell cake mix cake.  I want to be cool and say there is nothing wrong with selling cake mix cake but I have been so disappointed so many times when biting into a cute cupcake to discover Crisco frosting and cake mix cake.  Ick.  Here is my cupcake with real butter frosting:
If you would like to order some of these cuties let me know.  $20/dozen.  Vanilla or chocolate cake only.  I'm hoping "winter" ends soon.  It's hitting 80 today and I'm hoping to get to the beach this weekend!  

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cupcake Special!

Back to school special!  $15/dozen for rainbow surprise cupcakes!  Ready on Friday for a nice end of 1st week of school special.  Or a nice end of summer treat if you start next week!  Email me   I’m going to make a limited number so get your order in now to reserve a dozen (or more!).



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cupcakes for Teachers




1st grade is right around the corner.  On Friday Weston and I went back to school to meet his teacher.  I’m ready to get back to the school routine but am also a bit sad to see my baby boy grow up a little bit more.  I also have been worried about our decision to send him to this magnet school that is 30 minutes from home.  Is this school really any better?  According to the state grades, it’s not.  What about neighborhood friends?  He’s the only kid at his bus stop.   It was wonderful on Friday to get back in the school and FEEL the reason why I want to continue there.  We got to see friends we have missed this summer and I think we both left feeling reconnected.  I’m excited to see what the year holds for us.   No need for me to think about it for one more second.  Fast forward to today on our way home from Target which takes us by our zoned school.  “Mom when will I be allowed to go to that school?  I really want to go there.  Last year some kids left in the middle of the year to go to another school so I could do that.”   Too late kiddo.  Might have had a chance last week but now you’re stuck!  Oh, and I made these cupcakes for the back to school PTA lunch for the teachers.  I’m loving the fondant toppers and I hope they did too! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rainbow cupcakes

These might be my favorite cupcakes yet. Everyone seems to love seeing a rainbow in the cupcake. I had a helper for these.

You can make these yourself. I use super power color from the cake shop to get the vibrant colors. Just mix up, divide into cups to color, and layer spoonfuls into the cupcake pan. Doesn't sound like fun to you? I'll do it for you.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Cake Pop

My testers say this is the best yet. I should say the testers that like coconut say it's the best. If you don't like coconut your out on this one. I did have one tester say he would like all the little pieces of paper taken off before testing. But he's 4.

These are coconut cake from scratch, vanilla buttercream from scratch dipped in chocolate from the store and sprinkled with toasted coconut (little pieces of paper). I love this cake. Next time I'm doing these dipped in white chocolate.

I've also been working on football yummies for football season. I know I won't have much time once August hits and school starts. Fall is always so busy around here. I haven't had many orders and I'm really enjoying just playing in the kitchen. It's a nice refresher. Nice, but I'm going to need some orders soon to pay for these experiments.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July = Cupcakes

We have been eating lots o' cupcakes around here in the past few weeks. I'm searching for the *perfect* cupcakes recipes. No mixes for my cake and Crisco in my frosting are my general guidelines. So far I've got my regular and chocolate buttercream down. Notice I concentrate on the frostings first. Found my regular, old fashioned vanilla cupcake recipe today. Chocolate is a bit harder. I've got one that is pretty good. But the batter is too thin. I must have a chocolate batter that I can add goodies to including, but not limited to, chocolate chips, heath bar chips, coconut. I've got a good Heath Bar cupcake. Take a look:

Yes that is a little Heath bar and Heath bits (don't ask what happened to the rest of that big bag of Heath bars). And it's loaded with bits in the cake. Good stuff.

Other than that it's been business as usual for summer in Florida. We've been to lots of beaches, done some gold mining, swimming, tennis camp. I don't even want to think about school starting. Of course I can say that right now because both my kids are in bed and I have a glass of wine in hand!