It's been awhile since I've painted cupcakes (aside from the Halloween cupcakes, some of you may remember all those yummy bakery signs many years ago!) but the inspiration is back full force...
Maybe it's all those gourmet cupcake bakeries popping up everywhere, maybe it's this year's birthday (the rapidly approaching half century mark!)....or maybe it's just that cupcakes make me smile. :)
One of my fondest childhood memories is walking home from school, opening the front door and finding Mom (who is truly June Cleaver, by the way) there with a huge tray of fresh baked cupcakes. The perfect "after school snack". Remember after-school snacks? Not store bought, but the kind made from scratch...yummmmmmmmm. Once my brother ate an entire pumpkin pie. I'm not kidding. He was about twelve years old, and Mom was out somewhere, and called to make sure everyone was home safely, asking what he had for a snack. "A pie", he said. "You mean a piece of pie?"...."No. A pie." And a gallon of milk as I remember, too. Twelve year old boys are bottomless pits.
So yeah. Cupcakes on the brain this week. :)
Strawberry cupcakes baked just today....with sprinkles....
And this sparkly cupcake candle box (which also has about a gazillion other uses) now up for grabs on the PFATT Marketplace....*UPDATE* - SOLD.
Oh - and if anyone is in the general Philadelphia area, check this place out - cupcakey goodness down on the Main Line! The Chai Latte flavor is seriously amazing.
What's your favorite kind of cupcake? Inquiring minds want to know.....
(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• ~ Carolee
PS - I'll be back soon with a few tiny trinket boxes on Etsy. In the meantime, if you haven't already, scroll down to the next post and read about all the giveaways, including the blog followers giveaway right here. (Five more days!)