Cakes, cupcakes and new blog look


I’ve updated the look of my blog, as you can see if you are visiting my blog and not via a reader. The old template had been bugging me for a long time and then I noticed Blogger had new templates available. FINALLY.

So anyway, here are a few things I’ve been working on lately –

Beach themed cupcake tower

This cupcake tower was for a home wedding with a seaside theme. Everything was handmade including the chocolate seashells. The cake and cupcakes were Pina Colada and Pink Lady.

Graduation cupcakes

Graduation cupcakes

Graduation cupcakes

Graduation is around the corner and some orders have been coming in. These were for a graduation themed cupcake tower.

40th birthday Beer themed cupcakes

40th birthday Beer themed cupcakes

40th Birthday Beer themed cupcakes – these were all eggless and included a chocolate stout cupcake with bourbon buttercream and a vanilla cupcake with lemon buttercream. I worked with the client to come up with some flavors that would compliment beer.

Princess themed cupcakes

Princess themed cupcakes

Princess themed cupcakes – these were for a little girls 3rd birthday at Pump It Up in Irvine. Flavors with the crowns is Happy Birthday and wands is Little Girls.

And I’ve been getting more cake orders lately. Including these two:

This one was a challenge because I’d never done something like it before. I think it came out well.

30th birthday cake - Shooting stars

And this weekend I did a Buzz Lightyear themed cupcake tower including a matching cake

Buzz Lightyear cake

I’ve had some more orders but unfortunately forgot to take pictures.

This week I am working on a big graduation order for tomorrow morning, a graduation party and a Camp Pendleton Mud Run party for Saturday and a World Cup Soccer themed birthday cupcake tower for Sunday. Busy busy!

On a personal note, a lot has been going on including my husband losing his job a couple weeks ago. Ironic, eh? So I’ve been booking more orders than usual just to try and make up some difference in the loss of income. It is what it is you know? At least I can do something I love to do and not have to take a second job in retail or something like that. And thank god I am employed and busy at work. But I am starting to get a little wacky from lack of sleep. haha

Anyone watch Cupcake Wars last night? Obviously I did not make the cut and I’m fine with that. I was told that there was going to be a $10k prize but I don’t remember any mention of it last night. Maybe I missed it?


  1. Hi Carrie!
    I just make my normal vanilla buttercream but add 2 drops of vanilla butternut flavoring and a ton of sprinkles. Mix it all up and then pipe!

  2. Kristin, What kind of frosting did you use for the cupcakes with the crowns. It looks like you mixed in sprinkles. Looks like something a little girl would love.

  3. Shari – yea I agree with you on that judge. I think they told him to be harsh because he wasn't so much at the beginning as he was towards the end.

    Kate – thanks 🙂 yes i agree too. he needed to move on from that job anyway so it's kind of a blessing in disguise. just wish he'd been the one able to quit instead of being laid off. oh well.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's job! That's no bueno…but I'm a firm believer in that closed door/open window line of thought. Hopefully something bigger and better comes your way!

    Those princess cupcakes are ADORABLE! You never cease to amaze me! And the folks at Cupcake Wars are FOOLS! 😛

    Looks like you've got your hands full! I might need to order a repeat of our topper cake…I don't know how well the original has held up. I'll keep you posted.

  5. I love all the new cupcakes! So fun. I did catch Cupcake Wars and you could tell that they told that guy to ham it up. Or at least I hope he's not that big of a jerk in person. Also, I'm glad you were spared having to make Salmon cupcakes. Lol!


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