Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cookies

This was my first try at decorated cookies. I can guarantee by next christmas I will be better ;)
BUT...nothing like a California Christmas Palm tree! The wreaths I made with piping the cookie dough from a pastry bag. Never do that again...I think it was the start of carpal tunnel LOL

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

happy thanksgiving!

just wanted to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving. im heading to my moms in the morning to visit for the weekend. i had some left over banana cake batter & cream cheese frosting from saturdays event so i made a ton of mini cupcakes. mini cupcakes are so cute. im sure everyone will enjoy these when i show up tomorrow. happy eating my fellow cupcake friends ;)

mini banana cupcake w/ cream cheese frosting topped w/ a reeses pb chip. mmm so cute, so yum ;)~

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cupcake Camp LA...huge success

wow what can i saw about my first ever cupcake camp. i had so much fun today meeting so many people, watching everyone walking around full of excitement as they gathered cupcakes and most of all hearing others compliment me on my cupcakes. this was my first time getting out there with my creations. there were a total of 56 bakers for this event and so far the biggest turnout for any cupcake camp.. the best part was it was a non profit event. all profits from the event went to charities. the charities were angel acres horse haven rescue, invisible people tv and american tortoise rescue. the venue was AMAZING. it was at the music box theater in hollywood.

they are already talking about having another cupcake camp la again hopefully in the summer. i look forward to it. i know what to expect next time around & will definately be there. thanks to babette at bakespace for putting this event together. ♥

Friday, November 19, 2010


after a long day of baking & decorating im ready for tomorrow. looking forward to being a part of my first cupcake camp. i will be there with banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting & double chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting YUM. cant wait to see all the cupcake enthusiasts. im gonna get ready for bed. im beat. goodnight...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

get your cupcake on...

saturdays cupcake camp la is getting closer. im getting excited...very excited. friday i will be baking & decorating my lil heart out. i will be making banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting & double chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. i have changed cupcake flavors a few times but these are what i am sticking with lol. its hard to narrow it down to only a few ya know ;)

saturdays event is getting some good publicity too. check out the article in the LA Times. its supposed to rain this weekend so i hope its not too bad & it doesnt discourage many from not coming out. a lil rain never hurt anyone so i hope to see many many cupcake lovers there. i will be posting pics come friday! YAY!!! oh and let me add Scharffen Berger is one of the sponsers of the event and to all the bakers that are baking with chocolate get free chocolate. mine came today in the mail. how awesome is that! ;) cant wait to try it.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

carrot cupcakes n cream cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese ;)

so i thought it might be a good idea to see how good this oven works before i bake at lease 100 cupcakes for the cupcake camp la next saturday. haha yeah ive made some blueberry muffins here & there but havent made cupcakes since we moved here in september. so i went through some of my recipies and decided to make carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. when i got to the grated carrot part i realized we dont have a grater lol. so i had to use our magic bullet blender HA! it worked ok.

so i would say its good to know our oven runs hot. so i need to drop the degrees some. alright, maybe i will experiment some more before next weekend. until then we got some cupcakes to eat. yeehaw!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

where did this come from....

cupookie....hmmm i like that. say it...c u p o o k i e. see its fun. this is a start of something i have been wanting to do for sometime now. ever since taking classes at the institute of culinary education in nyc its time to get the ball rolling on this passion of mine. ever since i was a kid i have always enjoyed anything that has to do with art. painting, coloring, sculpting, creating unique pieces of art with my hands. ive also always enjoyed the many many times in the kitchen baking cookies or cakes with my mom as a kid.

in my 20's i went on to work in the graphic design field. i worked with screen printers, commercial printers & advertising agencies. it was fun, i learned alot. after leaving the 8-5 job of graphic design i began the freelance work that many artist end up doing. it was then that i had the extra time to dab into other creative aspects of life that may be of interest to me. took some pastry/baking/decorating classes at the institute of culinary education in nyc when i lived there for 2.5 yrs. i loved every bit of it, i did well too. something about the intricate, precise & creative effort that goes into being a baker or pastry chef that i wanted more of. i thought..."i want to do this everyday."

so here i am now...giving this alot of thought i decided to come up with cupookie. it sounds fun and i love cupcakes & cookies so there. thats what im sticking too. i know this is just the start of my website/blog & the start of networking. everything starts from something. so here i am. this is a start of a dream awaiting to happen. im ready ♥

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cupcake Camp LA

on saturday november 20th i will be participating as a baker in this years cupcake camp. being an amature i will need to bake at least 100 decorated cupcakes. all proceeds go to charities. im really looking forward to meeting & networking with fellow bakers & cupcake lovers. still undecided what flavor cupcakes i will be making but whatever i decide on they will be delicious! i will keep you posted on this event.check it out...Cupcake Camp LA