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Cupcake Measuring Cups and Spoons

20 Jul

Holy Pink Sprinkles Batman!! Check out how awesome these are….

Cupcake Measuring Cups and…..

Cupcake Measuring Spoons!!!

These would definitely enhance my cupcake baking and making abilities, don’t cha think? Yep, yep!!

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Harry Potter Cupcakes

15 Jul

My sister and I have just returned from watching the very final, last ever, never-to-dream-of-another-installment Harry Potter movie. And as I am still a little bleary-eyed and sniffley from the tears, I could think of nothing better than to look for a few magically inspired cupcake designs to fill the small wizard shaped hole in my heart. (I knew the end was coming…trust me, I’ll be alright…. I think)

As I took a quick, and I mean super quick look, I was shocked by the number of Harry Potter cupcakes I was able to find.

Enjoy with me as we say farewell to our favourite wizarding trio….

“What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” – Hagrid

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

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“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors not his equals.” – Sirius Black

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” –Albus Dumbledore

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Sirius Black

“You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” –Albus Dumbledore

Melissa & Doug ~ Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set

11 Jul

At least once a week, I pack up Princess and my Mini Cupcake (although she may not be so Mini for that much longer…. single teardrop, they grow so fast) and we walk across the street to Chapters. I’m reallyonly heading there on any given day because I genuinely cannot make it through the day on a single cup of coffee. So a stop in at Starbucks first is a must.

But Princess knows why we’re really there….TOYS!! All the Chapters in our area under went major renovations during the last year and came back with huge, brightly lit and jam-packed with kiddy goodness, Indigo Kids Centres. These people are marketing geniuses. Let’s have the kids come and sample all the expensive trains, doll houses, crafts and books so that there is a pretty good chance that most parents will not make it out of here alive without purchasing something to keep their ankle biter from screaming all the way home.

Thankfully, Princess knows that we will come back again and she can always play with the toys then. On the rare occasion we do have to bribe her with a treat at home, but at least that is cheaper than the alternative.

On our many visits to the play center, there is one item that I’ve had my eye for some time now. For Princess, of course, not myself….. honestly, I swear.

It is the Melissa & Doug Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set.

First let me start by saying how much I adore their products. Quality toys at a reasonable price? I love it!! Most of them are wooden and will likely last much longer than their plastic counterparts.

The cupcake set comes with everything to create delicious, almost life-like birthday cupcakes. There are reuseable wrappers, washable “icing” markers and velcro candles for each cupcake. This way kids can spend hours creating their own cupcake wonders. Then when they’re done, simply wash them off and start over again! With their own oven mitt, they can feel like superstar bakers, making special treats for all of their friends.

I’m still looking for the perfect excuse to bring this item home for Princess to play with (I promise, for her, not for me….) but it may come down to, “Oh, what a good job you did eating your breakfast! Let’s go get a treat at Starbucks….”

It’s ok to spoil them every once in a while, right? 😉

Cupcake Tattoos ~ Chapter One

7 Jul

As many of you know, I have a passionate obsessive love for cupcakes (duh? why else would I have a cupcake blog?….) But what you may not be aware of is my love for beautiful and unique tattoos. So wouldn’t it be delicious to combine the two?!?!?

Here are a few of my favourite web finds….thus far 😉

Purple shoes! Gorgeous script typography! Bows! What’s not to love?

Happy Thursday 🙂

*May or may not spend the rest of the afternoon contemplating my own cupcake tattoo creation…..

Mini Cupcake Maker

3 Jul

As I wind my way along this delicious cupcake journey, I continue to stumble upon products that could only serve to enhance my cupcake experience.

Products such as this!!

This Mini Cupcake Maker by Smart Planet claims to bake up 7 mini cupcakes in just 5 minutes!! More cupcakes faster? Yes please!!

The non-stick coating would also make clean up a breeze. I hate dishes. They are my arch-nemesis. Especially when baking. Anything that saves time cleaning up so I can spend more time decorating and eating fabulous morsels of cupcake goodness gets an A+ in my books.

So I will add this baby to my “Cupcake Making” wish list along with all the other treasures that may one day lead to a Cupcake Nirvana.