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Friday, May 29, 2009

photostory friday - my latest obsession

you may remember i took cupcake classes a few weeks back. i had a tonne of fun, and have had even more fun playing around at home with what i've learned.

therefore, this post is nothing more than a blatant show and tell of my classes and cupcakes i've made since!

i got this idea from pink sugar desserts. i'm hoping she's from the imitation-is-the-highest-form-of-flattery school of thought. miss 12 wanted to make purple icing and mixed red and blue.
i bought this stand to show off my 'wares!'
then i found the nz cupcake queen - a local girl! she has some seriously fun ideas, including this one.
'twas a shame to waste the leftover icing
i made these for a friend who just had a birthday
ready to eat!
for the 'birthday boy' of the 50th we went to last weekend
TA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
pretty, huh?
these were taken at my cupcake classes
first week's effort
chocolate work in the 2nd class
3rd week - finished products
the week after the classes finished, tamara (who owns tempt) celebrated her 1st year of business - 40,000 cupcakes sold! she celebrated with a party at the shop.
drooling yet???

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

34 comments:

Latree said...

I love the butterfly. so cute!

Emily said...

yes, I totally drolled on my keyboard, thankyouverymuch! They look totally yummy!
And I watched the video in your sidebar! So many interesting facts. And, along with not realizing that we have opposite seasons, I also didn't realize that you would have a New Zealand accent!

Pam Emmons said...

This makes me want to go make cupcakes, although, mine wouldn't be this cute. What don't you know how to do, you talented woman!

Roxane said...

Oh my goodness! That is amazing. I'm not usually a big cake person but those look decadent! Do they ship to NJ?! LOL

Tammy Howard said...

Oooooh!!! Those are really pretty!

Chris said...

*SIGH*

Oh, how I wish we lived closer!

CC said...

My brother worked for years as a "cupcake froster" in a bakery. I joked he was the "most well educated froster ever!" as he had 13 years of private school and 4 years of private university for an engineering degree. But when I tried to frost some fancy cupcakes for my son's birthday, I figured out that it just might require an engineering degree to frost a nice cupcake. Wow.

You've done an awesome job!

Kristy said...

Way cute cupcakes!!! Now I am craving cupcakes!!! They look so pretty!

Maggie May said...

Oh my Goodness........ how could you do this to me? I am on a diet!
Brilliant photos! You are clever!

Saucy Scribe Debora said...

Over from SITs and you definitely made my mouth drool with all the chocolate!

You did a wonderful job and made me want to make cupcakes today...off to rumage through the pantry to see if I can pull it off.

Have a great weekend.

kaye said...

somebody pass me a napkin (for the drool!) Those look amazing as well as delicious. Here’s my photo story happy Friday!

Melinda said...

Well now I am hungry....looks yummy!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Some of them are almost too pretty to eat.... almost!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Yes I AM drooling now please send them over you gourmet baker! Oh the talent you have Sue!

Grand Pooba said...

Um, heck yeah I'm drooling! Those cupcakes are awesome! I've been in search of a good cupcake lately, if only I could just drive on over to your house and steal some!

No, no of course I won't steal, but I'm not afraid of using blackmail!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Oh my goodness - your cupcakes look too pretty to eat. But for you, I would make an exception :) A sacrifice, yes. But what else are friends for? I'll be right over...

Reluctant Housewife said...

Very nice, indeed! They look delicious. Monkey is so impressed looking at them that he keeps saying, "I wish we could visit her!"

Robyn said...

Great cupcakes. I am really craving cupcakes now. MMMMM

Muthering Heights said...

Your cupcakes are ADORABLE!!! And now I'm hungry...

:)

Cafe Mommy - said...

Wow. Those are gorgeous. You're such a quick learner. Those with the sugar flowers on top are so beautiful. Love the rose! I can almost smell the delish frosting :*)! Can you ship...

Heather said...

YUMMY you are making me hungry and I am not even a cake lover. Your treats look DELISH!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I used to decoate wedding cakes as well as other kinds of cakes and I can say from an experianced eye, yours were beautiful.

Well done and yummy!!!!

Blessings
Robin

We may have to make some cupcakes today!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. They are SO beautiful! I can not believe how fantastic they look! I love it! I especially love how you arranged them! Super beautiful!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Waaaay too pretty to eat! You must be baking up a storm.

Now I need a cupcake. Darn.

Ryanne said...

They are almost too beautiful to want to eat, only I want one right now...they look yummy!

Pam said...

Yummy! They all look fabulous! And looks like tons of fun too!

Michelle said...

You my friend are a woman of many talents!

Kristi Smith said...

Those are fab!!! Great job! Wish I could make some that look like that!

StL Muse said...

mmm...cupcakes
and you make them soooo beautiful!
nice work!

auntiegwen said...

Again, please adopt me xx

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

yes, for sure - and you are a piping goddess!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

OHMYGOODNESS!! Yes honey, I'm totally drooling!!!!

You have some mad cupcake decorating skilz!!!!! So pretty and utterly delectable. One question - where's MINE???

Elaine A. said...

Ok, now I have to wipe the drool off of my keyboard. These look SO pretty and delicious!! Wonderful job Sue. And I love the chocolate pieces, those are way cool! Wish I could be one of your taste-testers...

Jaina said...

Those look delicious! I totally want cupcakes now :)