Well, my bags are packed…

I’m ready to go…*

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A daughter and her boyfriend are off to the East Coast…Yale and Officer Candidate School (respectively)…so what’s better than a cupcake send-off? Nothing, of course!

A Yale pendant, her Frenchie, and vintage suitcases are all there to wish her well. (Not to mention the 25, as she just had her 25th birthday, and OCS for her boyfriend’s send-off.) On our way!

On that vintage suitcase? “Stickers” of Nevada and Connecticut, and a little something for the Marines and Yale.

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*Also…my bags are NOT packed and I am not ready to go. But I will be Wednesday! I am more than excited to be almost 3,000 miles away from my kitchen! After near burn-out from the sheer number of orders I’ve had, I’m looking forward to this much needed break and then coming back fully charged and ready to take on a busy September of orders. xo

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My Little Cupcakes

I mean…My Little Pony Cupcakes! (Must still have that giant cupcake on the brain!)

One of the cutest little girls I know turned 5 and My Little Pony cupcakes were on order!

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These little girls schooled me on the names of all the ponies (is that right? Gah, that word looks weird) on the cupcakes…from Apple Jack… to… I’m already lost…Rainbow something.

How cute are the birthday girl and her cousin enjoying these birthday cupcakes?!

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What’s better than a cupcake?

A giant cupcake! Obviously.

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And here’s the little party-goer herself enjoying the cupcake:

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When I delivered this cake there was a bat waiting to greet me:

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And when I got home from delivering this cake, there was a rainbow (or 2) waiting to greet me!

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A Tahoe Wedding

After what feels like endless rainy weekends,we finally had a beautiful, sunny weekend…just in time for a wedding in Lake Tahoe.

For this wedding, I created a three-tier cake (all almond with raspberry filling!), 100 cake pops and 100 chocolate-covered Oreos.

The flowers that this bride chose were just gorgeous and the cake topper was the cutest thing ever…that makes my job easy. Err…easier.

As I arrived at the outside venue with all of my goodies I was delighted to see that the dessert area was THE only place in the sun. Really? After putting all the cake pops out…putting all the cake pops back in the fridge (and losing a couple to the heat)…and then putting all the cake pops back out, I could finally take a breath.

And then something happened that I’ve never seen in my life. All of the cake pops and chocolate-covered Oreos were gone before dinner. People were walking away from the dessert table with handfuls of sweets. I barely had time to snap a few photos as my husband fended off the sugar-hungry crowd. It was nuts. At least the cake survived for dessert!

The amazing and talented Gina of GMH Photography captured this…with at least a couple of cake pops left:

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I mean, really? The cutest cake topper. Best day ever!

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The venue was spectacular and the bride’s decorations were perfect!

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They had a live band, a DJ and two bars. What more could you need?

After getting the cake and cake pops are ready, I had to get myself ready. Always fun in a public restroom.

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And here, the lovely bride and groom:

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i do

Pretty. I love doing pretty. These cupcakes were so much fun to make and allowed me to get a little crafty by making these adorable “i do” picks. Plus, if you’ve seen any of my wedding crafts, you know I love lace, so I was very excited to include lace with these cupcakes.

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i do i do i do ooooo DSC_0189 Handmade flowers: DSC_0194 The bridemaids are just wonderful and created the most beautiful shower I’ve ever seen. Picture perfect! photo(5)

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A classy 70th birthday

I had artistic freedom for this 70th birthday cake and I was excited to keep it classy and beautiful…and gold!

The cake is filled with chocolate custard. I have never made a custard before. You know what making custard is about? It’s about not ending up with sweetened scrambled eggs. And you know what?! I didn’t! Proud moment right there. The custard is fantastic…more work than I thought…but fantastic!

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Ooo…you see that cake plate?! She’s the latest edition to my ever-growing collection.

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What’s a cake without some matching cupcakes?

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