Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cupcakey Goodness!

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.....

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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!)

16 comments:

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

Oooh yummy! So hard to resist aren't they? It's so funny that you mentioned pumpkin pie. I just made two yesterday(crustless, but still good!)I'm pretty certain I can eat the whole thing too without much prodding. Pumpkin is a vegetable after all right? :]

Zan Asha said...

Carolee...this post is just Eeeeevil! All this yummy goodness! Now I need to go the the bake shoppe! :D

I love all of it, the artsy cupcakes, the homemade cupcakes, and your bake shoppe referral! Yum!

Kathleen Coy said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

And OMG, Chai Latte cupcake??? I totally want one!!!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love carrot cake or chocolate cupcakes:) Can't wait to try your strawberry ones!

Lunaea said...

There is a bakery in my town that makes deep dark chocolate cupcakes with just a thin layer of chocolate ganache on top -- I am not really a fan of icing, I just like cake, so they are perfect for me. Your paintings, however, may be my new favorite cupcakes!

Creepy_Creations said...

Love the cupcake box!! It is sooo cute!!

Jamie

Janine said...

The candlebox looks sweet indeed.
(oh, thats a rhyme)
Sweet easter- greetings from Germany
Janine

Sarah (PrplCrab) said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BOX!!! This one is right up my alley :) Really adorable! And I'm lucky to live right near the main line... might be making a trip there soon!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

What a great childhood memory...always room for at least one cupcake!!! I think your brother was related to my brother. Amazing, a whole pumpkin pie with a gallon of milk?!!! (burp--excuse me)
Laurie

Cyberdelia said...

Ooooh I love it, and now I'm craving cupcakes! :-)

Rosie said...

Oh gosh don't talk about half century birthdays, mine is approaching in a few days ... am trying not to be bothered! Fabulous cupcakes, both the painted and the real thing. Love the sparkley bits on it.
Happy Easter to you both.
Rosie x

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lovely!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say hello & wish you & yours a wonderful Easter weekend!

PS: YUMMY cupcakes! '-P)

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris (-:

Carolee said...

Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone! I'm always a bit hesitant to veer from Halloween, but sometimes I can't resist...Now I'll just cross my fingers and hope this one finds a good home, hehe. :)

acornmoon said...

I love the little box, your cupcake painting is very sweet! please pardon the pun.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Your cupcake paintings are adorable!!