Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cupcakes are cool!

Have you noticed that cupcakes are all the rage these days?  Aside from the tempting treats available at your local bakery, or yummy recipes that are available, you see cupcakes everywhere - clothes, earrings, and of coarse at the craft store.  My oldest daughter craves them on a regular basis and will say, "I feel like a big, frosted cupcake!"  And I don't blame her.  Who can resist the perfect little morsel of fluffy cake topped with frosting?

I went to a book release party recently for the wife of one of my husband's colleagues:  101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes, by Wendy Paul.  Wendy has all kinds of fun and easy recipes for yummy cupcakes, all made using cake mixes!  Wendy also has a great blog that you can visit here.  The party guests were invited to create a cupcake recipe of their own, and the kids and I had all kinds of fun coming up with cool cupcake recipes.  I went with a Toasted Almond Fudge cupcake, which was a chocolate fudge cupcake filled chocolate ganache, and frosted with almond buttercream and topped with toffee almonds and chocolate shavings.

In the spirit of all things cupcake, I created this card.

Stamp:  Hero Arts
Cardstock:  Bazzill and Stampin' Up!
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug
Dies:  Quickutz
Ribbon:  Michaels
Brads:  Doodlebug Designs
Markers:  Copic Ciao
Glitter:  Stampin' Up!


Nancy said...

Darling! with a capital D!

Emily said...

I always think cupcakes are such a pain to make, so I will have to check out her book! Super cute card too!

Tres said...

Post that recipe please... you made me hungry.:)

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