Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hello, Cupcake!

I remember the days when my son was in Kindergarten. He was my first child and just starting school. I wanted to do all I could to help out in his class and be involved at his school. I told Ms. Wilson, his teacher, that I would love to make cookies anytime for the class. And I did. I made alphabet cookies and Jaguar paw print cookies (for the Jacksonville Jaguars) and hands in different skin pigments for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and hearts for Valentine's Day. And that continued on until he went on to Middle School. During that time my daughter began school and I made cookies a few years for her classes. I haven't made cookies like that in a few years now. I have hundreds of cookies cutters, dozens of Wilton cake decorating tips and icing bags and accessories. I think I finally got burned out from all the baking and decorating.

I was in Books A Million with my daughter Monday and I saw this book and couldn't resist. Makes me want to break out my Wilton stuff.

The new trend is cupcakes. They even have a chain of shoppes now that sell and serve cupcakes. I know several moms who have made or ordered cupcakes instead of the traditional birthday cake for their child's birthday celebration.

This book has some of the most clever ideas for decorating a cupcake! The fanciest I ever gotten with cupcakes are the owl cupcakes I made last year and it was also one of my first posts on my blog. Nothing compared to the ideas in this book.

Like the Shark Attack cupcakes. The shark bodies are twinkies!

Or how about these adorable panda bears...



Or Van Gogh's Starry Night!


This book is available at all the major bookstores, in store and online. Definitely worth it for inspiration and instruction.



Be Inspired! -Karol :0)


All photos from the book Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack & Alan Richardson

8 comments:

marty39 said...

Wow, I havn't made cupcakes in a while. Maybe it's time to start getting inspired. Looks like a fantastic book. Marty

SoBella Creations said...

That is the cutest cupcake book.

Peggy said...

What timing Karol! Nathan's 6th (1/2 birthday) is on the 28th . . . those cupcakes are REALLY cute and true cupcake inspirations! hmmmm . . . you think a bunch of 5 year olds would appreciate the cupcake work of Van Gogh? :o) It would almost be ashame to eat the cupcakes, when someone went to that much work!

Does make me want to do more than just put icing on them though! ;o)

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama ^..^ said...

I gave my daughter that book for Christmas this year!

So blessed! said...

Too cute! Now I am hungry for something sweet ;-)

tam said...

Those are some of the cutest cupcakes ever! My daughter decorates cakes that would make a great gift for her-thanks for that post!~Tam:D

sadie said...

I doubt if I could make cakes like that! I really do try to make pretty cakes, but they always end up looking like a total mess!

sorry I didn't answer your email, have been good, and made myself keep the computer off so I could concentrate on making curtains.
Anyway, yes, it is fine to talk about the cushion. :O)

must go. As always I've left it late to make visits, because I've been playing with the sewing machine again!

xxxx

Liz said...

Wow, I'm in awe of those cupcakes. And the top pic reminds me of Mabel. Mabel cupcakes. :)

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