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{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…


{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

A Golden Girl

7 Jun

As some fans of ‘The Golden Girls’ may know, Rue McClanahan – Blanche Devereaux (the overly sexed golden girl) passed this week. As my husband found out in recent weeks (apparently on WE TV there are mini marathons of The Golden Girls almost every night) I’m a huge fan of the show. I don’t know what it was about that show — whether it was that entrance song, or those women that liked to talk about menopause and sex — it still left you wanting more. (By you, I mean me….my husband prays that The Ghost Whisperer will come on next, just for something different.)

Pictures courtesy of Cafe Fernando

The crazy antics, the one liners, the men, and of course – the cheesecake — which brings me to my inspiration this week. The women would frequent the kitchen, and take to some late night noshing on cheesecake while recalling past ‘memories’, solve their sinful indiscretions or funny predicaments, over cheesecake! As midnight snacks go, cheesecake ain’t half bad!

As a high schooler and a girl not going through ‘the change’ and getting ‘the curse’, I was in love with watching these four women. The 80’s version of ‘Sex and The City’! My admiration of Rue McClanahan’s character, Blanche, came from her own knowledge of being sure of herself. She was a sharp-tongued Southern belle who knew she was ‘devastatingly gorgeous’. Being one to always want the limelight, this character self-proclaim her sex appeal and beauty.  Blanche Devereaux showed how vulnerable and ballsy she was. However, there was more to Blanche than that. She had charm, whit, manners, and was ‘Big Daddies’ little girl – at any age. She was ‘breathtakingly gorgeous’!

Pictures courtesy of Buddy TV

I’m sad to see this actress leave this earth, but, I thank her for the life lessons, the menopause remedies….and the laughs! My cheesecake is for you…

Miss. Sweetcakes