Nautical cupcakes

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Just finished this order of Nautical themed chocolate cupcakes with chocolate Italian buttercream frosting. EVERY time I create cupcakes or a cake for a celebration, I swear, this one is my favorite! I was in love with this batch the instant I unwrapped the cupcakes liners. It was my first time using a Meri Meri cupcake liners, but it will not be my last! They are a great weight and stayed true to color after baking chocolate cupcakes. Being summer and all, I am really digging on fun red, white and blue prints anyways, PLUS Nautical – as a theme – is a HUGE trend right now! After frosting these cupcakes with a chocolate Italian buttercream frosting, I topped them with custom edible cupcake toppers I created by cutting out white fondant circles and adhering wafer paper printed in food safe “ink” with classic nautical images – I purchased both the wafer paper and cupcake liners online, from Fancy Flours. Of course, I love to add a little something extra to each order… this time it was sixteen candles, blue, and a large red one – for good luck! Of course, this little lady will be enjoying these cupcakes with her family and friends while celebrating her sixteenth birthday aboard a Boston Harbor cruise ship – she sounds like one lucky girl already. Perhaps that candle can represent the magical year that is just beginning for her. Happy Sweet 16 and many more!!!

(not school) pictures

I hate  dislike school photos. My girls always have a stiff smile on their faces, food and/or sweat + dirt on their shirts and inevitably, (WHY do they photograph children AFTER snack/lunch/gym?!) someone thought it was a good idea to try to COMB DOWN  their curly … Continue reading

Surprise 40th Birthday Party

Hired by the guest of honor’s sister to create  a 40th Birthday dessert table at a surprise outdoor party, we were completely on our own for inspiration. Contemplating the birthday girl’s heritage – Polish, we decided to honor her with … Continue reading

easy to bake/make sundae cake!

Start with a simple chocolate cake – you can your favorite recipe, box or this is a “perfectly chocolate” Chocolate  Cake recipe. (It’s the one my mom used – she baked us each a chocolate chocolate cake EVERY birthday of our lives – for her … Continue reading