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

Would you like some cupcake with your cupcake?

April 26, 2009 at 5:46 PM | Posted in cupcakes | 34 Comments
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Yesterday I spent most of my afternoon baking, dipping and melting chocolate. I remember getting out all the ingredients and materials for my cupcake pop order – 40 Hello Kitty and 40 cupcake pops – and immediately started second guessing myself.

At $1 a pop (no pun intended), I realized at that moment, I did not charge enough. To be honest they take time, effort, steady hands and dipping skills. Some of which do not come naturally for me. But after my initial grumbling about a 4 year old little girl that swindled me with her cute pigtails and “Pwetty pwease Miss Cwara”, I knew I couldn’t back out for fear of said birthday girl’s wrath. Have you ever been the subject of a little girl’s wrath? Trust me. You don’t wanna be. *shudder*

Thankfully after the first few pops, it became almost second nature (although not quite as perfect as Bakerella) and my mind started to wander. I get ideas. Sometimes they are illegal ideas like: I wonder if pot cupcakes would be just as potent as pot brownies? Sometimes they are evil scientist genius ideas like: What if I garnish a cupcake with another cupcake?

Whoa.

That’s worth repeating.

Garnish a cupcake with ANOTHER cupcake?

I think I just opened some delicious time portal.

There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to cupcakes.

Agreed?

Happy 4th Birthday Alyssa!

Enjoy it while you can b/c before you know it you’re 20-something going on 30-something and contemplating the importance of having the number of candles on the cake that reflect your actual age. <— The following statement is not based on real events. Any similarities to a certain blogger are purely coincidental.

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