January 27, 2010

Cupcake Fail Wednesday

Sweet deal, a back-to-back cupcake post.  Mostly because I just wanted to share this.  This is called a Cupcake Fail.
Kinda dropped the cupcake on this one.

Cupcake Tuesday

Who needs an occasion for baking cupcakes?  I have a meeting tomorrow so sure why not?! Pretty cupcakes make for happy people.  We're still trying different styles with different tips (that's what she said).  I'm just using store frosting because it saves time, we'll see if I get adventureous enough to make my own.

This is usually how our conversations go after the cupcakes are frosted...

Me: We really should put the cupcakes in the fridge...
Tier: Are you on crack?!?
Me: But the frosting is MELTING!
Tier: NO it isn't!!!
Me: FINE well it's losing its shape...
Tier: Do you want them to be all cold when they're eaten?
Me: I like them cold!!
Tier: *face palm*

We make a good team :)

Stay tuned for Cupcake Fail!

January 18, 2010

Casitas Cupcakes! the beginning...

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a cake decorator.  I was in kindergarten and we were writing biographies to include at the back of a story that we had written and illustrated ourselves.  I remember that I had proudly said that I was going to be a cake decorator when I "grew up".  I used to love going to our neighborhood Hughes (which hasn't been Hughes for a long time now, sad face...miss those rainbow cookies) and watch the pastry chefs ice the cakes.  I thought it was the coolest job ever.  And then they stopped, quite possibly because having a little girl stare at them for hours on end messed with their concentration. Psh. Amateurs.

15 years later, I have rekindled my love of decorating cakes, but this time in the form of cupcakes!  I'm totally obsessed with everything cupcakes...especially this one blog, Cupcakes Take The Cake (check it out).  I bought two cupcake trees and a basic cupcake decorating kit to start fulfilling my new dream of becoming a cupcake decorator.  Have you ever seen What I Like About You?  There are a million things I like about that show, (hi Nick Zano), but I totally want to be Val and own my own bakery...a cupcakery to be exact (plus how cute is that word??).

SO. My brilliant idea is to start a cupcake company out of my apartment.  I'd call it Casitas Cupcakes which is super cute, and appropriate, because that's where this (soon to be) famous bakery (because it WILL become famous) all started!!  Tier, my roomie-slash-best friend is going to be my main Sprinkler, as long as I don't feed her any pink cupcakes (red dye #527).  Cupcake cheers!

Vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting & pink crystal sprinkles

Pretty pink cupcakes for late night study sessions at the sorority house :)

January 8, 2010

New Year's 2010 - The Opening of the Time Capsule!

Hello 2010, you came around at the perfect time! I've tied up the loose ends of 2009 and am ready for a whole new year full of possibility.

I was lucky enough to spend new year's weekend at not one, but TWO beautiful beach houses in Oxnard with my family and family friends.  Our families got together on the eve of the turn of the millennium and created a time capsule.  We included newspapers, pictures, and other objects that we thought captured the spirit of that time.  We said we would all meet up in 10 years, and open up the time capsule.

So this year was THE year!!  After much anticipation (at least by my sister and me), we opened it.  I knew that I had put in butterfly clips and pokemon cards, but I was so surprised to find that I had written a letter to my future self--that was pretty cool (and very forward-thinking for my 11-year old self!). It was definitely a New Year's celebration to remember, full of cupcake baking (don't forget the multicultural one), getting stuck in stairs, backpocket deals, half-eaten chocolate lollipops, Vons biking adventures, beach bonfires, and getting owned in Monopoly.  Here's to the next 10 years!!..when I'll be 31...oh boy... :)

The lovely place settings: champagne flutres filled with m&ms, ferrero rocher, and a handmade chocolate lollipop!

These cupcakes were so delicious, and so pretty! my favorite part is the silver sprinkles, very new year's :)

sisters <3