Monday, December 12, 2011

sal the snowman

i've been making a lot of cupcakes for birthday parties lately and realized i had nothing winter/holiday themed out there. so i quickly (oh so quickly) put together this one today.

introducing sal the snowman!

i thought he looked pretty good without arms so i took a couple pictures that way....

... but decided to add some on in the end. stills looks pretty cute :)

this picture looks like he is falling over

and this is the "set" for his photo shoot. i am silly like that :)

happy winter!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

a nijnjte themed birthday party

i'll be honest i had no idea what or who a nijnjte was... or miffy as she is known in the US. but my good friend's daughter had a stuffed one since she was a baby and wanted it to be a part of her fourth birthday party. add to that a pink and green color theme and here is what you get....

first here one picture of a nijntje found with a simple google search

(all the following pictures were with my phone so excuse the quality and angles)

so i started by creating a small version

i incorporated the green and pink with flowers and frosting

and on the top of the tower was the birthday girl's special nijntje. it had its own birthday cupcake with a candle and the very important number of the day next to it

she loved it. this was the first time i stayed at the party, normally i drop off the cupcakes before the party starts and i am in and out. but because these were friends of mine i was there when she sat down with her special cupcake. she pretended to blow out the candle, showed the stuffed version the cupcake version, and was so happy i actually got tears in my eyes. silly? maybe, but i loved that something i made was that special to someone :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy turkey day!

last year i cooked my very first thanksgiving dinner all by myself. loved it! this year i have no plans so i decided to create a different, but just as yummy, feast. two delicious things- cupcakes and thanksgiving- together? sweet!

welcome to my thanksgiving table

as you can see it's got all the classic dishes

take a closer look...

a pumpkin pie (you can see a peek of the pumpkin) and mashed potatoes with lots of butter...

green beans and sweet potatoes with lots of marshmallows...

and of course a turkey, complete with stuffing!

so grab a seat, fork and spoon, use your napkin :)

and have a very happy thanksgiving!

love, it's my treat by janice