Friday, August 27, 2010

Italian Family-Style Cupcakes

These are great cupcakes from Karen Tack and Alan Richardson's Hello, Cupcake Book. We were having a food day at work, so I decided to bring in the 'Spaghetti'. Alot of people thought it was real spaghetti and had a hard time believing they were white cupcakes with chocolate and strawberry preserves. I even grated white chocolate over the top once I got to work for the added touch of Parmesan cheese!

These were so much fun making, I'm pretty sure I was giggling like a little girl the whole time!

It's amazing how these 'meatballs with sauce' looks so realistic, I was truly impressed by Karen and Alan's creation! And impressed with myself for making them look so real!

So if your having an Italian Family Party and need a fun treat to bring, just let me know, I would be happy to help! More creations to come....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

the start of the cupcake bug...

Hello, all you cupcakers out there! I am a fellow cupcake lover and have been making them for years. I started by making cupcakes to bring to family parties and events. I love to think of new ideas while walking around a candy store. I get ideas from all sorts of books and picutres, but I love to come up with my own! My favorite cupcake books right now are Karen Tack and Alan Richardson's Hello, Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake books! They are fantastic at making cupcakes out of everything and anything that has to do with icing, chocolate and candy! I am not a fan of fondant, and never use it! I started my own little 'at home business' just this summer. People started to ask me if I could make them cupcakes for their kid's birthday parties and/or events. So I said sure, anyway to spread the cupcake love! The name the cupcake bug came about while trying to figure out a name for my little business. My mother-in-law has always called me HeidiBug for no reason in particular and my husband calls me Bug. So I thought it fitting to keep a part of my nickname in my company name. And then The Cupcake Bug was started!

Cupcakes are super popular right now and alot of people enjoy eating them but just do not have the time or patience to make them. That's where I come in!

I have loved cupcakes for such along time, I'm glad the rest of the world finally caught on!