{eat, drink, PINK!}

19 Nov

This weekend we were invited to the Eat, Drink, PINK! event in Orange County. Please stop by our booth and try some free samples of our mini cupcakes.

The event runs from 4-6p Saturday, November 20 at the Access Media Building in Fountain Valley. For more information, go here or here

Now for your baker’s dozen….

this cake reminds me of Don McLean’s song Vincent

not that simple

mushroom soup i can get behind

as a little girl, with my change, i would buy Star Wars picture books and stickers for my brother, through our school. these he should by for me!

too funny to pass up

i absolutely love her….

i think we should all be taking some pointers here for next week

substitute turkey for the leftover meals, after thanksgiving

now this is a periodic table i can enjoy memorizing…

my go to in culinary school

great when you aren’t sure what is in season….i never know what’s a good time for what!!

here’s hoping everyone has a great weekend. don’t forget to do your thanksgiving day food shopping early. I’m so giddie thinking about all the food….i just might have to have a pre-thanksgiving, thanksgiving!

for now, i want to remind everyone of the Eat, Drink, PINK! event going on tomorrow night in the OC. come out and support us. it was a blast last time we were there, and it will be even better this time!!!

happy weekend…

{friday dozen}

12 Nov

It seems like the first week of Daylight Saving Time goes by the fastest. I can’t believe it is Friday, but, I am oh so so happy that it is!!

Here’s a baker’s dozen worth of links:

this cold weather has me reaching for childhood favorites!

amazing!

i’m in love with #1

such a cute couple, great little moment captured

epitome of fall

i don’t know many guys who wouldn’t appreciate a little bit of them at their wedding. love it!

i know, i know. i’m paper obsessed….i’m getting help. i promise!

speaking of paper…again!

wow

perfect DIY for winter weddings

great fall activity….i don’t think you need a wedding to do this. i say, it could be done….say…on the weekend?

seal of approval

sounds good enough to eat…but can’t

next Saturday, November 20th we will be participating in Eat Drink Pink event in Orange County. it is an all pink event with music, cupcakes, and food {who can resist}, to benefit breast cancer awareness and research. it runs from 6:00-10:00p at the Access Group Media building in Fountain Valley. check here for more information.

{the showdown}

9 Nov

This past September, our Miss. Sweetcakes team was invited to The Orange County Cupcake Showdown 2010, along with seven other bakeries in the area. The event was hosted at the Access Media building in Fountain Valley and sponsored by Hello Drama. It was an AMAZING turn out! I couldn’t believe the crowd. We served up our Peanut Butter cupcake, a Vanilla Framboise cupcake, and the famous S’more cupcake.

Pictures of the event

{our s'more cupcakes on display - photos by Christopher Victorio}


{our team warming up the mallow - photos by Christopher Victorio}

We had so much fun participating in our first Cupcake Competition. My thumb is only starting to recover from the multiple s’more cupcakes I had to torch! But, it was all worth it….

Here are some more pictures we took of the Showdown –

peanut butter and homemade raspberry jam cupcakes

showin' off the merch!!

very popular s'more cupcakes

{friday finds}

5 Nov

happy friday to all!!! it has been quite a long long week. work, work, work, and more work!! not complaining — just sayin i’m happy the weekend is here….

i love love love this

the most beautiful bouquet i have seen in a while

i know it isn’t even thanksgiving yet, but, these are too cute for words

a more sophisticated take on a nostalgic breakfast my dad and i would prepare using a family secret recipe! {very hush hush}

i think i know who i will get requests from on this i’m smiling at you L

i want to put this on the office walls, just to spruce up my background

as much as i love sweets, i love bread {and i love san francisco}

this weather, weird as it is in november, makes me long for the beaches in malaga, spain in the summer

N's Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

to all the october/november birthdays {there are quite a few for me in that little stretch of time}, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Happy Birthday Mimi!!

{friday finds}

13 Aug

happy friday to all….

I have a busy busy weekend planned. My father-in-law is turning 71 this weekend and I have a big surprise for him! D {my husband} and I are hard at work trying to make a wonderful surprise for him this weekend….we can’t wait to see how he likes it. For now, though, only a funny picture {above} for a hint! {Apologies for the poor quality, camera phones…eh!}

a few interesting things this week….
very few people know this about me, but, I have an obsessively passionate love affair appreciation with paper. So I’m dedicating this {friday finds} to paper, my lover!!

i want to put this on everything i own

i like to decorate my office desk with these to always have a bloom

i {heart} my card garden

Picture of the week!

such amazing things that can be done with paper and an imagination

as much as i {heart} paper i {HEART} ranunculus flowers

i love this color from pomlove

just ordered mine…don’t tell D

my eyes got so excited with all the colors…i love this idea for color swatches! don’t tell D that it is in my wish list…

if i ever need to go incognito!

here’s hoping everyone has a great weekend…

Happy Friday

6 Aug

Starting this week I will be adding a new segment to my blog, Friday Finds. I’m working on a couple of things, everything is still very hush hush – {very CIA}! Here‘s a sneak peek. More information to come….

Here are some interesting finds this week:

I don’t think my thoughts can fit in these little guys, but, I can try! They are so darn adorable…

I can’t wait to try this salad on a summer weekend. Something fresh and easy…just remember – hot, sour, salty, and sweet! (bet you can’t say that 5 times)

Adorable! I just need need an event to wear it to. Maybe just around the house!

Sweetest reunion…I love you franklin!

I think I can count on one hand how many I’ve read off the list. How about you?!

Unbelievable photography….

Love these invitations, fun and colorful. I will definitely be using this as inspiration for my next cake!

Green way of wrapping…Great DIY project

Every amateur and professional pastry chef should look into helping out however they can. Such an amazing way to bring a smile to a child’s face!

Have a great weekend…lots to do! Can’t wait to show you a sneak peek of what I’m doing, next week.

Morning After….

14 Jun

The inspiration this week came from reminiscing about the morning after my wedding. Celebrating with friends and family until the wee hours of the morning, going back to our lavish hotel room, and waking up the first morning as Mr. & Mrs…

The morning after, no matter what, feels like the world is new. As if God made the day extra beautiful as a wedding gift. I thought about how incredibly tired we both were, but, how much we both wanted to celebrate the first morning as the new Mr. & Mrs. We got up, rubbed the sleep out, and joined our family for breakfast.

So my inspiration this week, was the morning after the wonderful celebration of the wedding. In this inspiration I set up a colorful intimate setting for brunch. Homemade pastries, colorful fruit on the palette, and an intimate setting make for a great morning after celebration.