Cupcakes!! And Hey, We Were Featured on Cakespy!!

Monday, March 1st, 2010

That’s right, the entire title of this post was shouted out, double exclamation points. TWICE.

Check out what Jen and Cakespy have to say about A Dozen Eggs HERE.  It’s all so exciting. Jen told me she wrote to Cakespy, but I never thought we’d get our own post.

Well, we did, and it’s great. And dopey me didn’t see it until tonight. I’ve only just started to read Cakespy on a regular basis (following her trip to Paris right now) and as I was scrolling along reading about Oscar themed desserts and Opera Cake, there were our cookies!! So go over, give it a read and say something nice.

I’ve finally figured out a cupcake cookie design that I’m happy with. I tried a couple of years ago, but ugh, were they awful.

icing bags

I think it may have been the colors. This time I decided on chocolate brown, pale pink, green and blue.

cupcake cookies

A cherry on top, or a shiny red orb, is the finishing touch. The red could be a candy, or my most recent obsession, gumballs. I got gumballs for our Valentine’s Day get together and I’ve been chewing on them for days. Franklin likes to try to pop the bubbles and Lily just looks confused and tilts her head.

Then she’s afraid of them.

If you’re new here, Franklin is my incredibly naughty Gray Tabby cat (see below, and Lily is my equally naughty Yellow Lab/Basenji mix. (I have another pure white cat, Casper, who is a perfectly well behaved pet)

cupcake cookies

Speaking of Franklin, he’s been getting in some trouble lately. He ate half a pack of whole grain tortilla wraps. In like 30 seconds.  Poked through some plastic wrap and had a bowl of potato salad, tried to run off with a fluff container that Dave had just had some milk in (don’t ask why we drink out of fluff containers, please, just don’t) and stole some Hershey kisses out of a candy bowl. Oh, yeah I almost forgot the third of a baguette that fell out of the freezer. I found it under the bed several days later half eaten and all gummy. Incorrigible.

franklin

He’s so cute though. You can’t stay mad for long. I just hope he doesn’t kill himself with all the weird food he steals. I put his giant face on my laptop. It makes me smile every time I open it up.

And that is all for Sunday night.

Oh yeah, how ’bout those cupcake cookies?? Purdy huh??

15 Responses to “Cupcakes!! And Hey, We Were Featured on Cakespy!!”

  1. by Bea

    Laura!!! THose cupcakes are the cutest ever!!!! That cherry on top is great!!

    And Franklin, the cat thief, is got such a personality!!

    Thanks for sahring!!

    B

  2. by Southern Mama

    love your website, read it with envy, can i have a job? the real question is what is a FLUFF container? this southern girl has no idea but is very curious?

  3. by Bea

    I love the different sprinkles you used on the Cupcake COOKIES… Franklin looks like he just winked his eye in that photo :) and I’m off to read Cakespy…

  4. by CakeSpy

    Yay! Glad you liked the feature. I loved discovering your great site and business!!
    Those cupcake cookies are so cute, too! Wish I was eating one right now!

  5. by jen

    Okay. THESE are my new favorites.

  6. by Melissa

    Laura, congrats on the CakeSpy post! The cupcake cookies are adorable!

  7. by Lisa

    So cute! I also just visited and left a note on Cakespy — congrats, great write-up.

    p.s. Franklin is adorable!

  8. by Tyler

    These are “cupcakes” that you CAN ship! (pun towards your comment on the CakeSpy blog post about how your cupcakes couldn’t be shipped) ;)

  9. by nicole

    Love the cupcake cookies!! And, do I see, them on CHOCOLATE cookies??? YUMMYYY!!!!!

  10. by ~~Rhonda

    The cupcake cookies are totally beautiful! And congrats on the CakeSpy post! WTG! ~~Rhonda :)

  11. by Jodi

    I LOVE those cupcake cookies! Grats on the cakespy post. She rocks..

  12. by Hannah

    I am once again overwhelmed by your talent! Amazing!! The cupcake cookies are so lovely.

    I actually have a question about icing cookies. I have been doing it for a few years, mostly I make wedding cakes etc. which I inherited from my Gran, who used to have a bakery in England. Anyway I’ve come across a flaw in my icing when flooding a very thin line or space and I wondered if you had the answer or was even willing to share. My e-mail is hannah@calvarychapelmi.org I’d love to hear from you.

  13. by Christina G

    Looooove the brown with your cupcakes!! I have been making a few cookies lately and was wondering if you use a true royal icing recipe or a glaze recipe? I keep having trouble with “craters” in my icing after it is piped. I was wondering if you had any experience with this. Thanks for sharing!

  14. by Brooke

    Those are incredibly cute! They’re so perfect.

  15. by bridget {bake at 350}

    Congrats! I ♥ CakeSpy!!!

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