Monday, April 07, 2008

Cupcake-a-thon

Once upon a time, I made some cupcakes.

And by some, I mean in the low two-hundreds. I told you I tend to go overboard in planning and hosting.

The cooking was actually for a cause--to raise money for an MS walk I'm going to participate in later this week. Thanks to all those who attended and donated!

I used a variety of base flavors, frostings, and decorative elements. Don't worry, I posted a sign warning of the digestive problems that would result from eating the wooden shapes.

And of course there are pictures. Be prepared to discover what my hands were doing while my ears were listening to Conference...

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Base flavors included chocolate peanut butter, chocolate coconut, black and white, lemon, cinnamon roll, white, Snickers, strawberry shortcake, and plain chocolate. Frostings included cream cheese, vanilla, mint, and chocolate ganache. My personal choice of the night was a toss-up between the strawberry cheesecake and lemon with cream-cheese frosting and coconut.
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Last night I thought I'd be happy if I never ate a cupcake again. However, posting these at 4pm in the afternoon is doing wonders in changing my mind... good thing there are still a few at home.
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Some of my favorites up close:
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I think it's time for me to move on to another hobby. Ideas?

18 comments:

ju said...

running?

Nat Attack said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Remember how I tried that and my body rebelled against it?

Jan said...

dating?

ju said...

international travel.

Nat Attack said...

Well sisters (since my readership is 98% women), Mom says I need to date. If any of you want to set me up on an international jogging date, that'd be great.

And now I shall rhyme in the low 200's.

Corey, Sally, Ashlyn, and Ava said...

You are amazing! I am truly impressed! I wish we lived closer. I could use some of your inspiration!

kendall said...

Oh! Oh! Stateside travel. Move to Oregon or Utah. Bake cake with Kendall. Beading! Knit scarfs or make perfume.

I bet Rachel can hook you up with a foreign man after Spain...

Whits said...

scrapbooking! :D

and I am SO sad I missed it. Looked amazing! you are amazing!

Nerak said...

With your affinity for cupcakers, you could be mistaken for a New Yorker. This city is obsessed. And I'm pretty impressed with your cupcake talents!

onlychild09 said...

Just come to Oregon more and I will help you bake some more cupcakes.

MishMyBelle said...

i my goodness! You really did go all out. Those cupcakes look amazing! I need to call you this week so we can chat! You look really pretty in that picture!

Lainey said...

HO LEE COW Na-tally, I am amazed and impressed. And sweet photography of the setup.

Utah has opened a few cup-cakeries, so I guess we're only like a year behind on the trend... I heard it first from you!

maWeesa said...

so... the cakes look AMAZING.. but can we talk about what really matters? Your hair.. I"M LOVING IT!! You look hot sister...

Jessica (aka Bear) said...

Wow Nat..that's impressive. I am currently in need of a new obsession too but I think my husband might appreciate hundreds of cupcakes a little too much considering I just put him on a diet!

Bags said...

Is this heaven? I always dreamed of something like this place... I feel so warm and fuzzy inside. I just... belong here.

The Rosner Family said...

Hi Natalie!! Very very impressive Blogspot you have here =) You are so entertaining- I think I could read for hours! Anyway, LOVE your cupcakes- especially the heart strawberries!! That is an amazing task... you should just open a bakery =)

ju said...

what the? 16 comments?! i've NEVER had that many. PROOF of a well written, highly read blog. lucky duck!

Alane said...

Hi, Natalie! Greetings from WA! I loved all your cupcakes! They are amazing..did you hear about "Martha's cupcake week?" You should have sent her a shot of yours! Happy baking.

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