Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Title...

About 2 years ago, I started baking. Like super hardcore, making cakes and cupcakes everyday all day. I was taking classes, buying equipment left and right, and when I wasn't baking or decorating the cakes, we were eating them. (sooo bad!) I even considered starting a home based cake decorating business for awhile... It all started because I saw the cover of the 2006 Wilton Yearbook and just knew it had to be Kalei's 2 year birthday cake! Was she old enough to care? No. Could I have bought her a cake from the grocery store that would have worked just fine? You bet. Did I care? Nope!

Long story short - It took me a week to make. A week!! Don't get me wrong, it was a total blast, and turned out pretty awesome. Kalei was so super stoked that each of the cupcakes had it's own lollipop on top, it was definitely her favorite part. It was really fun to make something that she enjoyed so much!

About 1 month ago, Kalei was looking through my cake decorating books and said "mom, can we make the cupcakes with the lollipops?" Sure enough, she was talking about the ones on the cover of the yearbook. When I explained to her that they were the cupcakes I had made for her second birthday, she said, "Oh! Well can I turn 2 again so we can have them again?" Too funny!! Since then she has been telling everyone that she is 3, but that when her next birthday comes, she is going to turn 2 so that she can have the lollipop cupcakes again. Smart kid!

So, that is kind of where the inspiration for my blog name came from. I love LOVE baking, and spend so much time doing it, that it seemed like I should keep a record of the fun stuff I make. I have been focusing more on cupcakes than other things lately, mostly because cake decorating is just too time and resource consuming. Over the next few weeks I will be posting some pictures and examples of the recipes I have been creating. If anyone has any ideas for a crazy new cupcake flavor, send me an email and let me know and I will see what I can come up with!! :o)


Brittany Osborn said...

That cake looks awesome! I'm glad you have a blog. Your hair looks really cute in the profile pic too! I also love to cook and bake and I'm getting better. It's been a slow process.
Texas is good. I'm a bit lonely but it's probably my fault for not serving more. That's the best way to make friends and I am not doing so great.

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