My espresso cupcakes were served @ Bistro 33

Technically, yes.   Our waiter took the espresso cupcakes that I made and served them to my family!  PLUS, 2 people who worked there ate some of the extra cupcakes and I scored compliments!  Sweeeeeeet! 



March 13, 2009. Cupcakes. 1 comment.

I was up until 3:00 in the morning of a Friday night because…

March 7, 2009 was a delightful day with multiple reasons to celebrate!    Saturday was my mamma’s birthday + my neighbor’s boyfriends’ birthday and Andy’s mom was had a special lunch planned for the family.  I had to make cupcakes for our breakfast and Andy’s moms’ family lunch!  As a reult, I spent a lot of quality time in the kitchen-  I prepared 2 tripple layered cakes and 30 cupcakes!!!  I did not get to sleep until 3:00 in the AM, which just so happens to be way past my bed time! 

PS. My trick to the espresso italian meringue buttercream:  I made the standard recipe but just added Folgers instant coffee- It was delicious! 🙂




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March 13, 2009. Birthday Cake, Bugs/insects, Cakes, Cupcakes, Elegant cakes. Leave a comment.

Extra large Cupcake!

Last week was my brother’s girlfriends’ birthday + my Aunt Patt y came to town from Ventura.  Can you say,  family get together?!  I intended on making a birthday cake, however I decided to make cupcakes instead.  These days, I have really missed making cupcakes.  When I opened up the kitchen cupboard, I realized the bad news, NO MORE CUPCAKE WRAPPERS.  Where on earth did all my cupcake wrappers go?  Who knows, but I did happen to stumble across some extra large and incharge cupcakes wrappers!  They turnd out to be a total success!   Honestly, these were the biggest cupcakes that I have ever made… seriously- scouts honor guys!  I topped the cupcakes with a standard buttercream recipe however, I squeezed a fresh orange and used real orange juice (instead of using milk/water). Hostess cupcakes also inspired me to fill the center of each cupcake with marshmallow cream!  The combination was a success.   As Rachel Rae would say- YUM-O!


March 13, 2009. Cupcakes. Leave a comment.

From here on, it is all freshly posted!

Hi guys!

Sorry about hte random order or blog post below.  That about sums up a cluster of work.  For now on, all future post will be posted in the order freshly completed.  For those that did not read the previous blog entry, I made post of work that I have done throughout the past year!  Thanks for bearing with me!

Love & sugar, Melissa

March 13, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Mamma bear & Pappa bear love eachother beary much!

Valentines 2009 went a lot better than Valentines 2008.  My kitchen was probably just as messy though!  I had so much fun making gingerbread cookies that I decided to make bear cookies.

I thought: VALENTINES + BEAR COOKIES + GINGERBREAD COOKIES = see picture belowe!


March 13, 2009. Cookies, Valentines Day!. Leave a comment.

Super bowl cookies

Super bowl cookies!  That’s right, for super bowl 2009 I made football player cookies!


March 13, 2009. Cookies, Sports desserts. Leave a comment.

New year, new cupcake!

News years 2009!


March 13, 2009. Cupcakes, New years. Leave a comment.

Way to kick of being 14!

January 10th was my cousin Joey’s birthday!  I made him a lemon cake with Italian meringue buttercream.  The top is a cake covered with fondant to form a soccer ball.  I made my first fondant character.  He is a soccer player with a mohawk.  The colors of his uniformed are inspired by a team in Rome.n1435710315_30221728_7944

March 13, 2009. Birthday Cake, Cakes, Sports desserts. Leave a comment.

I heard it through the grapevine!

This was a spiec cake but the California Rasin’s certainly did not make it to this party!  I decided to go with a basket weave grapevine styled cake.  This cake came out exactly how I envisioned it.n1435710315_30179077_6828

March 13, 2009. Birthday Cake, Cakes, Elegant cakes. Leave a comment.

Stars & Christmas tree cookies!

Christmas 2008 was all about home baked goods.


March 13, 2009. Christmas, Cookies. Leave a comment.

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