cupcake mania

Sometimes I really don't know how to prioritize. Tomorrow is the first meeting of a little craft group I am getting together, but instead of cleaning my apartment or actually preparing for the craft, I made cupcakes. My rationalization is, if everyone is not having fun, at least there will be something good to eat. Food can make or break a gathering, I say.

I made yellow daisies in honor of Megan - it is her favorite flower (let's be honest - it was also in honor of having yellow food coloring on hand). If Meg wasn't having a sock animal emergency, she might have been here decorating, too.

My apartment got surprisingly hot tonight, so the frosting wasn't cooperating as well as I would have liked. Instead of making a regular frosted rose, I piped them to look like ric rac flowers (one of the many projects on my to-do list). Have you ever seen them?

Megan and Mitzi gave me this cute cupcake tree for Christmas (thanks, guys!). I makes me want to bake cupcakes 24 hours a day.

In other cupcake news, did you know that it is Cupcake Week at Martha Stewart? There is even a Cutest Cupcake Contest on the website.

I'm feeling the cupcake love ... are you?

28 comments:

reliv4life said...

these are lovely! I am sure the are yummy as well. So, did you enter to contest with these?

smalltownmom said...

I love the cupcake tree and am glad you are back posting your inspiring cupcakes/crafts/etc.

Kelli said...

I got so many ideas from the almost 700 cupcakes on MS websight, I saved them on my computer so I can have many ideas. Which means, I just might be making cupcakes 24/7. I hope to one day be as good as they are or even you. Yours are beautiful. I am just getting started. Love your blog. Your very talented. thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

I'm glad your back and busy I see! I want to take a couple of classes to learn how to make cupcakes look this good. YUM! But, hey, what class don't I want to take, or craft I don't want to make. :) Welcome Back - You were definetly missed.

Summer said...

Girl you make some MEAN looking cupcakes! They are putting this bowl of fruit loops to shame. Strong work!

lil' miss martha stewart said...

what pretty cupcakes. glad you're back.

The Mecham Family said...

You are so amazing!! I'm so glad I found your blog!! So far I've done a diaper cake, bibs and baby shoes! Thanks for all the fabulous ideas!! Those cupcakes look amazing!! Can I come too? haha.

Anonymous said...

Jill, I don't even care for cupcakes, but in honor of my niece Megan I would gladly eat some of these beauties! Love your blog, Meg has always told me how seriously talented you are and she wasn't even exaggerating.

aunt carla

NeverForgotten said...

i admire how you can frost those cupcakes so beautifully. they look scrumptious!

Scott & Allison Snyder said...

I am definitely feeling the cupcake love! Gorgeous! A cupcake tree - who knew? Gotta get me one of those...
Allison

Janelle said...

Dang it, Jill. I'm supposed to be on a diet. Stop putting up pictures of delicious food!

These are amazing!

Brandon & Alisha said...

Hi Jill, I hve been addicted to your blog ever since I saw it on the list of blogs of note. I seriously love reading your blog! I just made a crazy discovery today, apparently you know my brother, and or his wife. You have their link on your page. I am Bryan Porter's little sister. I just got way happy to have a little connection with you since I have been loving your blog so much...that kinda makes me sound like a stalker huh...ok well thanks for sharing your creativity with people like me that have none of their own!

Guess Who? said...

Love 'em! Fun for Spring. Great job!!!

Jill said...

Thanks everybody! I can't wait to eat these tonight. :)

Alisha - I don't know your brother, but Meg and I are in the same bookclub. It's a small world after all.

Lisa Brown - Vintage Sweet Peas said...

These are so pretty! You dont need to clean...these will do just fine!!!!!

Well, I'm having a spring sell on my etsy site, hope you can hop on over and check it out, just click on lisa...Have a great craft party!!!

Jaimee said...

How pretty...and yummy looking!

The Farris Family said...

I love cupcakes too! I was browsing a few blogs a week ago and I came across a blog called Bakerella (bakerella.blogspot.com). She is actually going to be on Martha today (Thursday of cupcake week) to make her cupcake pops. Soooo cute! You have to check out her blog!
P.S. I love your blog and all the crafty things you do. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

jezebelsk said...

Oooooh - pretty! I just started using a cake decorator gadget-thingy (I'm so technical, aren't I?), but I have nowhere near your talent!

Liz said...

It looks like a lovely time.

Dre said...

Those look YUMMY! I wish I could decorate anything half way decent. Everything I make looks like crap, but at least it tastes good.

That Girl said...

Indeed I am! Speaking of cupcakesI must tell you about something I just discovered...I'm sure you make everythign fro scratch (I'd expect no less *L*) but you can use a box of cake mix & add nothing more than a can of coke and it will come out edible! I haven't tried the recipe, but another blogger posted pictures of hers and the recipe. Why would you do such a thing?? Apparently her man is a vegan and wont eat eggs. I guess this makes up for them and the oil somehow

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Karebear said...

OMG! These are so adorable!
I HAVE to create an event so I can make these! Hmmm...Mother's Day is coming up?? Good enough for me!
Your site rocks!
xoxo

Tamarra said...

I think I've said this before, but just in case I haven't, Jill you're doing my wedding.

scrappysue said...

they just look sooooooooooo tempting!!! did u pipe the daisies on?

Kelsie said...

Yummy!

You're crafts are really cool, too! I enjoy reading your blog so much, probably because we have some of the same hobbies: crochet, cake stuff, etc. Anyway, your blog is pretty awesome, and I look forward to reading about more of your crafts!

Amy said...

jill. you are probably the cutest person i know!

A glance at my world said...

They look beautiful! The flowers look almost real :)