Happy Thanksgiving!

Last year I did this awesome tutorial on making Turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving. I was a guest post-er on CakeSpy’s website.

Thanksgiving. The holiday of food, er giving thanks for life’s bounty. A few days to indulge in excess of food, family, travel and shopping–that is to say, a great holiday. No worrying about giving and getting presents: just a day to enjoy stuffing ourselves, making more room and saying thanks for that delicious turkey.
Back when I first started exploring baking creatively, I came across this idea for making Thanksgiving turkey cupcakes. At first I was a little skeptical because it looked like a lot of work and up to the point my decorating skills consisted of a butter knife and a slab of frosting from a can. But I couldn’t resist, and I found that these were really easy to make and so irresistibly cute. This is also a great thing to give kids something to do later in the day. They can assemble their turkeys and throw a turkey parade to rejoice for those birds that survived another year. Or the kids can make them ahead of time and you can use them as your table centerpiece. Just arrange on a platter and stick some flowers in between the cupcakes. Read more and see tutorial on


Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! And come see us at the Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana on Sunday!

Step right up and win some great prizes!

So if you’ve been following me on my Facebook fan page, you’ll know that the countdown has begun for the (now sold out!) LA Cupcake Challenge. Am I nervous? No, actually (surprisingly). I think my two flavors ROCK, my table is gonna be awesome AND I have some great items that I am going to raffle off. What are those items you ask??

Sur La Table graciously sent me oodles of great baking stuff. Cupcake pans, carriers, decorating tools and so much more.

The wonderful Cakespy sent me an original piece of her artwork featuring the infamous Cuppie

Just Perfect sent me their latest invention, the Zip & Dry apron.

JustJenn Designs donated packs of her handmade creative stationary & gifts

Bonnin Designs has given one of her infamous cupcake rings, as seen on this blog

Hearts and Laserbeams has donated some of their custom funky cool magnets

Bella Cupcake Couture sent me a couple packs of their fabulous cupcake wrappers now sold at Sur La Table! Big time baby!

Fields of Cake has donated 6 custom handmade cupcake toppers made from polymer clay. Check out the cuteness that she can do!

This raffle is valued at over $250! I am so very thankful for everyone who donated something!! I can’t express my appreciation enough.

And guess what! If you come by my table in the FIRST HOUR, between 4-5pm, you’ll be entered in TWICE to win! Awesome right?

So yea I’m excited! It’s going to be a lot of work. And the fact that I’m working all week isn’t going to help. I did take Friday off so I can start preparations. And so did my husband to help as well. We’ll get through it. It’s only 50 (2 doz) pans of mini cupcakes. When I say it like that, it doesn’t seem like so much as saying 1200 mini cupcakes. I keep telling myself…

If you aren’t going to be at the Challenge, don’t fret! Stay tuned because I’ll have some other things to giveaway here on this blog.