Cupcakes to Share

Hungry yet? LOL!

So much fun to make and package up these cupcakes for the bake sale. I found these cute individual cupcake boxes at Party City; they’re made by Wilton and I’m sure can be found other places, too. I tend to have tulle on hand (wonder why? ha ha ), so I used some to pretty up the boxes a bit. The labels I made on the computer and cut out with my favorite ginormous circle punch, then hole punched them and tied them on the tulle with some embroidery floss.

The recipes for the cupcakes and frosting came from the book Little Cakes From the Whimsical Bakehouse, one of my favorite, favorite books. I have the original Whimsical Bakehouse book, as well as the Christmas cookie book, and all three are much loved and used. They would get the Craft Addict Seal of Approval, if there were such a thing. LOL!

If you follow me on Twitter, then you already know about the calamity that struck in the whole cupcake-making process. For those who don’t … I baked the cupcakes and put each into a box, then put all the boxes in a larger cardboard box that I planned to use for transporting them Friday morning. I left the box on the kitchen counter and intended to decorate them before we left for school. While I was waiting to grab an Etsy Treasury on Thursday night, I heard a sound in the kitchen and made the brilliant decision to ignore it. After a few minutes, I decided to investigate.

One of our very helpful cats — and I do know who it is but will spare him the humiliation of being called out online (but his name rhymes with Froccoli) — knocked the big cardboard box of cupcakes off the kitchen counter. Our dog, always the opportunist, decided the perfect chaser to a meal of crunchy dog food was a cupcake. Or three.

Have you ever caught a dog in the the act of doing something s/he knows s/he’s not supposed to be doing? If my dog could talk, I’m pretty sure she would have said, “It wasn’t me!” Which is ridiculous because she had cupcake crumbs all over her face and evidence to the contrary strewn about her feet. I have a sneaking suspicion the cat may have had an ulterior motive in all of this, since he’s not a huge fan of the dog and would like the peace and quiet that goes with having a dog-free home.

All told, I ended up losing three cupcakes and boxes (out of 12) to the furry fiasco. It isn’t that bad but still a bit of a bummer. And I relocated the remainder lest any of the furry troublemakers decide to make my blood pressure rise even higher.

No idea how much the preschool sold them for because they were all gone by the time I got there (not surprising since it started at 9 a.m., I taught until 4 and didn’t get to the Oktoberfest until almost 6 p.m.). But some of my friends bought them and said they were fabulous.

22 Replies to “Cupcakes to Share”

  1. I don’t mean to giggle at your cost–but yikes! The household pets are clearly in revolt!

    The -cakes look gorgeous! Beautiful presentation, even with the doggie lick-marks (hee hee)!


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  2. How Cute!

    And catching up on your blog. Love the flights of fancy fabby, can’t wait to see what the completed outfit looks like.

    And I get accused of being “that mom” as well. I think if you are making a shirt you should make me one as well. LOL!

  3. Oh they look absolutely devine as does a lot of your work . .

    I am in love with the little dress/top in your top picture . . I was wondering what pattern it was . . if any at all!

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  4. Wow! So fancy! When you said bake sale, I had no idea it would be like this. I was thinking more along the lines of some brownies on a paperplate! These are so pretty. No wonder the cupcakes were all gone. I would have bought at least 5!

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  5. They look so yummy. You are right, I am hungry now. No cupcakes in the house but there is chocolate cake so I will settle for that now.

  6. Those look so nice. Seriously, how do you decorate them, they look so good. I want to make pretty cupcakes. What do you use so I can get the same thing and practice. 🙂

  7. Those cupcakes look so fancy in those individual boxes – now yes, I’m very hungry for a cupcake. Since the kids are gluten/casein free and dairy-free respectively I never have that kind of stuff around here unless I want to gf/cf bake.. it just isn’t the same!!!

    Now as for naughty pets and ‘if they could speak’.. ah yes, I’m sure our cats would have some pretty funny things to say about the naughty dogs!!!!

  8. No wonder they all sold out..and you only gave them a measly 9? lol They look AWESOME!!

    And right with you on the doggie looks…mine can give the guilty/innocent looks with the BEST of them. :p

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  9. my mom made one of her “famous” coffee cakes for my aunt who was flying in from WA. She left the cake on the counter. The next morning she woke up to a dog with a very bloated tummy. He’d eaten the ENTIRE cake.

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  10. Those boxes are soooooooo cute, can see why they went quickly and I’m sure they did lol! Doesn’t take long for something so gorgeous to sell 😉 I need some of those boxes, probably don’t have them in good ole NZ lol. Also I MUST have that icing recipe!!!! Our grocery store does the same icing and I love it but wouldn’t know how to make it! Mine aren’t nearly as thick and fudgy, if that makes sense lol.

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