Hello Mama Kitty Cupcakes

May 31, 2009 at 9:23 AM | Posted in blog event, cupcakes | 14 Comments
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I’m on a roll. Two blog posts back to back! I’m impressed with myself! Aren’t you?

Blogging for Babies is hosted by my friend, Holly of Phe/mom/enon. (I absolutely adore her blog name!) I already thought she was a phenomenonal person and blogger but after reading about her son, Cole’s story, I was immediately overcome with emotion. I knew that whatever small part I could play in participating in her food event, I would.

Cole’s story was a little “too” close to home for me.

I was born 2 months premature. I weighed a little more than 4lbs. I prefer to say that I was actually lucky to weigh that much. I really don’t know too much about my NICU days b/c my parents don’t like to talk about it. I think it brings up too many sad memories for them. But every now and then my mom will tell me little snippets and even 30 years later, I see the crystal tears well up in her eyes.

It must be an incredibly overwhelming time for a parent. I can’t even imagine. I guess more than anything I just wanted to take the time to tell my friend, Holly, that there is life after pre-mature birth. A full and active life with the help of conscious proactive parents like her.

I am wishing her and Cole all the best for years to come. ♥

I decided to use a cat as an inspiration for my mom. Not sure why. Just felt like my mom has that mother cat mentality. Of course it had to be the cutest cat I know, Hello Kitty! The mini cupcake has 3 red bows that represent me and my 2 brothers.

You can find the chocolate cupcake recipe here.
You can find how-to Hello Kitty instructions here.

Happy Sunday readers.

“You only live once. Make sure it’s enough.”
~The Most Interesting Man in the World, Dos Equis

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14 Comments

  1. Oh, now you’ve done it! That did make me cry. Thank you again so much for joining in on this and supporting us. Please give your mom a hug for me and tell her what I fantastic daughter I think she has!

  2. so adorable! when i was younger i loved hello kitty.

  3. What a wonderful post. These cupcakes are so sweet–not to mention, they’re super cute, and I bet they taste fabulous, too.

  4. Aww, these remind me of my baby sister! She adores Hello Kitty and the like! Kimmy was born 3 months premature at 2 pounds 2 ounces; she was the size of a coke can. She stayed at the hospital for about 3 months until she was just under 4 pounds and we got to take her home :) I have vague memories of the NICU but we were lucky that she did so well and didn’t need a ton of special equipment for very long. She just turned 17 on the 15th of this month and hasn’t lost a bit of the tenacity that got her through her traumatic birth.

  5. What a moving post. I love how you used cupcakes to symbolise your family!

  6. I gave birth to twins boys that were born 8 weeks early. They will be turning 13 in just a couple of months. Time goes by fast and they get big even faster. Thanks for sharing the link and a bit of your story.
    ~ingrid

  7. oh my gosh! this is so cute! My twin and I were also born premature, these stories really hit home.

  8. aawww no tears. Hug your son for me :)

  9. Not anymore? I’m not young anymore but I still love Hello Kitty. Guess I’m still a kid at heart.

  10. Thanks E!

  11. Aaaww wow. Thanks for sharing your sister’s story. Happy (early) birthday to her!

  12. Thank you J! I love out the Hello Kitty pop garnish looks but the mini cupcake with the 3 red bows is probably my favorite. Symbolism gets me all the time.

  13. Wow. I love hearing happy endings. Hug your twins. Life is so precious.

  14. When I read Holly’s story it was the same feeling. It just really hit me. I can’t imagine how it must feel for the parent. I have so much admiration for Holly and all the parents (like you) out there that have been in the same situation.


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