Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oooh look what I found...

I was in Target today picking up some last minute things for our Trip to Disney World next week. Yay!!! we're going to Disney. My kiddies are super excited! Anyway, first, I found the best deal, a four peice carryon luggage set for $39.99. I mean how great is that? I's not cheapy at all, plain black, sturdy and spacious, for $39.99. You gotta love Target!!

But, that's not it... I found the cutest cupcake luggage tag. I'm so excited to hang it on my new bag. It's soooo cute! You like?

If at first you don't succed...

You try, and try again. right? Isn't that what they say. I made my first attempt at a sugar free red velvet cupcake. Hmm, it was well, not good or bad. It baked up much differently than my regular ones do and it baked away from the cupcake liner which was annoying, and it was heavy, like literally heavy when you picked it up. It didn't really taste like much of anything to me. The hubby said it wasn't bad and he is very picky so I guess it was ok. I definitely missed the sugar, it was just kind of flat. My grandmother is not diabetic, but she has been instructed to watch her sugar intake so I did it for her mostly, but people always ask me if I do any sugar free options so I figured I better get on it asap. The first try was not a complete flop, but I know i can do better.
Now the sugar free cream cheese icing... that's another story. It was just bad! Bad I tell you. I think I have my work cut out for me there, but I'm up for the challenge.

Monday, August 16, 2010


When I smell sunscreen or watermelon I'm instantly overcome with the fun and free spirited feeling that to me is summer. The same thing happens when I taste one of my margarita lime cupcakes. They are sooooo good, if I do say so myself. Margaritas were my favorite drink for years. They are just fun and yummy. There are so many versions of it now, but my favorite is still a tradtional margarita on the rocks with salt... Yummo! I could go for one right now.
So for my margarita cupcakes I took the traditional route as well. They have a pinch more salt than the average cupcake, just to help kick up the maragarita flavor, and they're made with Bacardi Margarita mix. I top them with a light green lime meringue butter cream, a jelly lime slice, and a dusting of glitter sugar (it didn't show up well on the pictures).

I promise you one bite and you are on the beach with your Margarita in hand. Don't be surprised if you have sand in your shoes, by the time you finish your cupcake!

BTW- These are minis!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fashion Week is Coming, Fashion Week is Coming!!!!!

This time of year is so exciting for me. I know that lately I haven't blogged too much about the fashion side of Babycakes Couture, but this time of year I definitely have split personalities. I am perusing the Internet as usual but instead of looking for cupcake inspiration, I try to find anyway to get a sneak peek at this year's looks. It's so exciting to think about all of the worlds greatest designers descending upon New York City to present their vision of Spring 2011 to the world. I cannot wait for the shows. I am so hype for Zac Posen, Lela Rose and of course Vera Wang. Vera is my favorite. I live for wedding gowns and evening wear and Ms. Vera is the reigning queen of wedding and there is no one else above her. Although I have fallen in love love love with Marchesa. I wore Marchesa for my wedding and it was an amazing gown; exactly what I was looking for.
I've loved fashion for as long as I can remember. I made evening gowns for my Barbie dolls. I can even remember being little, going to doctor appointments with my mom and swiping the Harper's Bazaars and Vogue Magazines form the waiting areas. I would get in trouble when we got home, but I didn't care. I would just go in my room and just ogle over page after page of the beautiful fashions. It would be so inspiring, I would whip out my book and start sketching. Oh and when the Bold and the Beautiful first started coming on, and they would release their collections...sooo exciting.
Any way... If you're interested check out Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to get the scoop on Fashion Week from the schedule of shows to info about the previous years' shows and collections. Next year hopefully i will get approved to attend a few shows as a member of the press or something. Maybe I'll volunteer. Either way I'm there.