Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hi, My Names Nacolynn and I'm an Addict.

Cupcakes. Are. My. Current. Obsession.
I've been doing a lot of blog browsing for new cupcake ideas, inspiration, and recipes. I figure the only reason why I really enjoy baking these tender little cakes, is because all baking is, is another form of art. My mother and I were discussing this today (she's an AMAZING self taught wedding cake maker), and its just another medium: icing instead of paints, cake instead of paper or a canvas, parchment bags and knifes instead of paint brushes, etc. It still requires an aesthetic eye and creativity, and the way you manipulate the icing (fondant, butter creme, icing, etc) takes time and practice, just as one would when playing with paint.

Anyways, I've been to my share of BBQ/potlucks lately where I've made cupcakes (I use these as an excuse to practice this edible form of art on others) and had troubles with transport. So, yesterday, I clipped that 40% off coupons from the Michaels add and purchased my 1st 3-in-one carrier. It carries 24 cupcakes, mini cupcakes, or a 9x11 flat cake. Its splendid and I love it. Here's a photo documentation of my lovely cupcake baking filled morning :)




Here are a few fellow cupcake blog spots that I check out frequently:
http://the-cupcakery-blog.blogspot.com/
http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/
http://bakerella.blogspot.com/

The End :)

15 comments:

Andrea W. said...

Man...can we be friends? Like--one where you send me fun stuff in the mail because you need an outlet for all your creativity? Just checking. Thought I'd ask.

imdancepants said...

Excuse me miss, I just wanted to let you know that your wonderfulness is showing.

I'm Crystal. said...

YEEEEEUMMMM!
Why don't we live closer?

Mari said...

Nice! You and your Mom are very talented when it comes to the cakes! I much prefer just eating the frosting of cake but yours look good enough to eat the cake too :)

BRE said...

yes, ever since THAT VISIT I MADE TO CALI, cupcakes have reminded me of you! i have 3 nyc cupcake hot spots im waiting to check out with you!

elesa said...

Well, that clinches it. I am not much of an artist. I try to make my cupcakes cute, but they almost always look like a 5 year old frosted them. Your's are very, very pretty....

Team Christiansen said...

Wow---those look great, I wish that you were my neighbor, I am going to have to try some of those recipes, I love cupcakes, I actually used to dream about cupcakes when I was pregnant. YUM YUM

mj said...

beautiful, edible art, does it get any better then that?

The Cupcakery said...

Cupcakes are universal! Thanks for listing me as a favorite! I will have a few new recipes posted later today. Stop by more often :) Best!

happyv said...

oooh, fancy! a cupcake carrier! you need to teach me some baking tips.

bennet said...

Lovely cupcakes my dear...and i'm not talking about your sou-sous...LOL!!

Ken said...

wow! very impressive. i actually wanted to take a cake decorating class. you don't need one!! cathy

Vanilla Vice said...

HELLO!!!!!!!!

I've been saying this for years! Note my embarassing relief society comments on why we do visiting teaching - SO WE CAN MAKE CUPCAKES!!!

I'm working on some BRILLIANT new HEALTHY reicpes - they aren't muffins either. They are cupcakes. I make a darn good one too.

Naco said...

Yeah, Bree, we'll have to have a cupcake bake off or something. I know Dan seemed to love your cupcakes...not to mention they wer oh so cute, equiped with box and everything :)

Amber said...

Two words. Strawberry Cupcake. From my good friend, Martha Stew. I made the mistake of giving Seth some and now I have to eat cupcakes in the closet because it is all he wants to eat if he sees them. Trust me. They are that good.