Last week, I shared how I made a (fake) beehive cake for a bumblebee-themed baby shower I helped host a few months ago.  The cake was fake because I made honey cupcakes for everyone to enjoy instead. I figured it would be easier for guests to nosh and nibble on cupcakes than to serve slices […]

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Back in March, I flew down to southern CA because I had the honor of hosting a couple baby showers on back-to-back weekends:  one for my sister and one for my dear friend Melissa, both of whom were expecting daughters and only 4 days apart.   My party-planning group of friends and I have hosted […]

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Cupcake Costume Tutorial

by ilene on October 28, 2011 · 3 comments

in halloween, holidays, sewing, tutorial

Hi!!  Yesterday I showed you all our Halloween costumes this year! I am going to be a giant cupcake and Jeff is the pastry chef! Today, I am going to show you how I made my cupcake costume: Tutorial on how to make the silver cupcake liner “tube top”: How to make the frosting top: […]

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Jeff put me in charge of coming up with our Halloween costumes this year.  Actually, it was more like he sent me an email while he was away on a business trip saying “I forgot to tell you, my office Halloween party is in three days, can you make us costumes? Thanks. Bye!”  Hahaha, typical […]

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My Wedding: The Cupcake Stand

by ilene on September 14, 2011 · 15 comments

in baking, my wedding, wedding, wood

I have to devote a whole post to our stunning cupcake stand, it is my favorite DIY project for our wedding and I didn’t even make it myself.  The wedding cake and cupcakes display was going to be one of the focal points at our reception so I wanted something nicer than the cheap styrofoam […]

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