Collectible Cupfakes Handmade From My Shop


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Late Nite Cupfakin'

Hi all,  it took me a good 15 minutes to drag my butt out of bed this morning.  I was up late last night making some last minute Christmas cupfakes. I think that brings my total of Christmas cupfakes and items to about 20.  Should have made more?  I thought about it but I really want holiday cupfakes to be truly limited and special so I didn't make dozens of them this year.

It has been a busy season so far, got much of my shopping done so I am ahead on that front.  However, the Christmas tree has yet to make its appearance.

I also have to spend some time thinking about where exactly I want to take The Cakery Fakery for 2012.  Goals goals goals is the idea people.  One of them is to contribute more to this blog but I have said that a dozen times at least!  But next year I'll make it happen, I swear.

I have been seeing more and more folks making "cupfakes" so I am going to concentrate on making mine truly unique as far as themes go.  My cupfakes are collectible and I want the design to reflect that. So stay tuned and keep checking the shop to see what comes alive in 2012.

We are scheduled to close on a new home in December, hopefully that will go smoothly.  I am also hoping that somewhere in that new house I will find some studio space.  So 2012 will also be about organization for me.  I am sure if I were more organized I could create on a much faster level.  My head swims..........

OK so thats it for now.  Be sure to check out my shop today and this week for new items!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

OK, one major holiday done, next on the list!!!

Thanksgiving always puts me in the Christmas mood.  We had a wonderful and filling Thanksgiving yesterday at my aunts home in the great state of New Jersey! The kids had a blast and the food was great!  The cannolis were unusually HUGE (which is always a good thing....) and the weather was great for travel.

But now I am back home, taking the latest photos of new cupfake Christmas tree ornaments.  How cute will your tree look with these sweet little cakes hanging all over your tree?  I make my most ornaments extra sparkly to catch the lights from your tree.  Different ornament themes will be available.  But unfortunately I cannot do custom ornaments this year, there just is not enough time this year.

I'd like to note that these ornaments are lightweight and come with a thin metal loop on top for you to insert your ornament hook.  Some have gold ribbon on top for hanging.   Whichever you choose, they will look great on any tree or  centerpiece on a holiday table?  You could even hang them from ornament hangers if you prefer to keep your tree more traditional (as my cupfake ornaments are not your standard tree ornament!)

The Cakery Fakery has had quite a year.  So many cupfakes made (and sold!) lots of custom orders, lots of creativity, and we were able to make donations to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.  Not as much as I would have liked, but every little bit helps and I have to thank the customers for that!

Monday, November 7, 2011

MY Favorite Kind of Sunday

I don't know about you, but my favorite kind of Sunday is when the football games are on (occupying my ever-bored husband), and I get lots of things done!

THat was the kind of Sunday I had yesterday.  Besides getting a decent amount of laundry done (blah), I finally tried a recipe for Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes that I have been dying to try for months.  I finally figured out that no one was going to make them for me and leave them on my door step, so I dove in.  Remember, I am NOT a good baker.  But was determined to give it a real go!

So in the early am (setting those clocks back always screws me up) my daughter and I made our way to the supermarket for the ingredients.  I never have bakers stuff on-hand around here.

Here is the recipe on my facebook fan page:

Here is how they turned out:

 Granted, not nearly as fancy as my "cupFAKES" but I like the home-made look of them.

The recipe calls for a whole box (16oz) of powdered sugar for the frosting, but I only did about three quarters of the package and upped the cream cheese a bit because I don't like frosting to be too sickly sweet.  They came out perfect (in my estimation).  As a matter of fact, I am enjoying one right now as I write this.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lets Not Forget Thanksgiving!

OK, so Halloween is o-v-e-r!  I stopped at the local CVS yesterday and in the blink of an eye, the Halloween goodies are gone gone gone and the Christmas stuff is all out for the holiday "rush".  Whats the rush I wonder?  I was hoping to see some 75% discounts on Halloween merch!  None to be found.

Know what else I couldn't find?  Thanksgiving stuff.  I don't go overboard with the Thanksgiving decor, but I was hoping to see a door wreath perhaps?  Nope.

Well, I hate to skip an entire holiday in anticipation for Christmas, so today I'll post some cute Thanksgiving cupcake photos and hopefully you try your hand at these goodies this year!   I won't post recipes because you can use pretty much any one of your favorite cupcake or cake recipes for the cupcakes and use these cute photos for decoration ideas!

Some of these are probably more difficult than others, but I hope you get some good ideas using these photos and always feel free to post photos of your own right here!  Now, if you are like me and can't bake at all, but love a good cupcake display, visit my etsy shop!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cupcake Products For You Cupcake Lovers!

Hi all, its a beautiful Fall morning here in Staten Island.  I was browsing the internet looking for some cool cupcake stuff and came across some stuff that I thought I would share!  Some of these products will make great stocking stuffers for the coming holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Feel free to share any goodies you find as well! 

I especially love the NY Yankees cupcake cap!!!  
So lets see what you can find !!!  Keep it cute and keep it cupcake!!!!

And if you'd like to see or purchase my handmade cupcake gifts and collectibles, please visit my etsy shop! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween Cupcake Lovers!

Hi all!  Well, it was a great Halloween as usual!  What was unusual was the horrific weather two days before Halloween.  Snow, freezing, rain, 30mph winds, it was actually kinda crazy.  Trees falling, power failing...very unexpected.  But kinda fun too.  We spent the day coloring, watching scary movies, and laying around which is just fine by me!  

Luckily by Halloween, all of that nonsensical weather passed and we had a beautiful sunny day with a little chill in the air, perfect for trick or treating with my daughter, sister and nephews.  After a day of walking all over, begging for candy we headed to my mother in laws house for food, company and bobbing for apples as well as some pumpkin decorating!   This is a tradition I really like.  I was thinking next year I would have a Halloween party....but we'll see. Parties are such work!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween and I hope you had at least one good scare!