"You don't have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a cupcake - although you might find that sharing a batch makes even an ordinary day seem that much more sweet."- Martha Stewart

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's Autumn Time!!!

I love the fall season! I love everything about it! The cooler weather, the changing colors of the leaves, the smells of the fall, and especially pumpkins!!! So here is my first autumn creation of the season!!!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And More Teeth & Toothbrushes :)

These are more of the same style as last weeks. Just for more offices :)

I did have fun trying out swirled frosting though :) Way fun to do and great for using up little tidbits of frosting :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Time to Celebrate!!!

Woohoo!!! Such a fun and exciting day! Yesterday, as I'm sure all of you are well aware, I took 4 entries to the County Fair for judging. I went by today and found out that my Halloween Theme cake took 1st place in its class! After reveling in the fact that I actually won something, I went over to the cupcake tasting area and discovered that my peanut butter cupcakes took 1st place and the carrot cake cupcake took 2nd place in their class :) Only the mint oreo didn't place which was soooo funny cause I totally thought that was the one that might win! Oh well! So, I definitely was on cloud 9!

Then I get home and checked my email only to discover that the gentleman who had contacted me a couple of weeks ago about my cupcake boxes actually used them in his online article!!! Woohoo!!! I'm so excited! I copied and pasted his message to me with a link to the article if anyone is interested in checking it out!

Your photo has been featured on WeddingStand.com!

Dear Melissa,
Congratulations! Your photo is featured on my recent cupcake tower post for Weddingstand.com! You'll be able to see it by clicking on the link below:


Your cupcake tower is one of the best I came across in my painstaking search for the best cupcake towers online. I had a lot of fun in searching and hope you like the post. The photos are in alphabetical order based on Flickr usernames, so you'll be able to see yours by searching the post based on account name.

We've created a badge indicating your photos inclusion on WeddingStand’s Cupcake Tower favorites.

The badge that I received is actually a code that I can use to put on my site. So if you look at the top right of corner of my blog I posted it there :)

Such a fun day! I might have to do some baking I'm so excited :)

Happy Baking Everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's Fair Time

Our county fair allows residents to enter items to be judged either on taste or decoration for cakes and cookies and other edibles. I've wanted to do it the last couple of years but finally got around to doing it this year. I made three different flavors of cupcakes to be judged on taste and I decorated a Halloween cake to be judged on decorations. I'm not thrilled with the Halloween cake simply because I had such grander plans. But, life is what it is and so I did what I could with the time that I had. The base of the cake can be false but every decoration has to be edible. I had fun using lots of different mediums that I don't use very often. We'll see how I do :)

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcake

Mint Oreo Cupcake

Tooth & Toothbrush

These are for a local oral surgeon's office. They deliver them to the dentist offices who refer patients to them. Each cupcake has a tooth and toothbrush.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pink & Brown Polka Dot Baby Shower

I did this cake for a baby shower. The request was for a pink and brown polka dot cake with a rattle on the top!

Thomas the Tank Engine

This cake was for a little boys birthday. It was my first attempt at a 3D cake. Lots of fun!!

Cupcake Bouqet

This was for a bridal shower. They requested a cupcake bouquet with some cake pops and then pretty much left it up to me to decide how to do it all. It was my first attempt at a cupcake bouquet and I was quite pleased with the end result. As always, it was definitely a learning experiment but I will definitely make another one very soon :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Flickr Blog

So excited, just thought I would share the news with my 4 wonderful followers :) I just checked my flickr account where I also post many of my cake and cupcake creations. I had a message on there from a photography blogger asking for permission to use some pictures of my cupcake boxes that my dad and I made! I am so way excited! He will be sending me a link to the blog once he posts it! So exciting! Just thought you would be excited to :) Happy Baking!


About Me

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Craig and I met at "Ricks College" in 1994. We were married in San Diego in June of 1995 which means we will celebrate our 18th anniversary this year. Time flies when you're having fun. We lived in Idaho for about 2 years after we were married. Sari was born in Idaho. We moved to California shortly after she was born. We've lived here for about 16 years. Ashlie and Tyler joined our family in California. We have lots of fun just relaxing and hanging out. If you are interested in seeing some of my cake creations you can follow my blog at www.letsbakesomecake.blogspot.com or find me on Facebook, I'm "The Cake Lady"!