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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Snooki Jersey Shore Cupfake!

OK, I have noticed over the last few months that there has been an absolute explosion of new cupfake makers.   What I see, though, is that these crafters are all basically making the same product over and over and I think what sets The Cakery Fakery apart is that I create mostly "themed" cupfakes!  How many cupfakers out there have created a Dexter, Tony Soprano, Wizard of Oz or most recently The Snooki?  None of them.  So, yes I am doing a bit of bragging here.

I truly believe my cupfakes are 100% unique when it comes to creativity especially the focus on pop culture.  Take a look at the new Snooki!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stress and Cupfakes

Good morning to you!  I am having my morning coffee, mentally going over my to-do list and preparing supplies for my very first "Jersey Shore" cupfake!  It is an ode to "Snooki"!  I think it should be a very fun cupfake and I hope my readers, customers and fans get a kick out of the finished product.

Today I called my post "Stress & Cupfakes" because of all the things we all have going on in our lives both the stressful AND the fun.  I am sure if I were sitting with all of you around a table we could all run off a list a mile long about all the negative things going on in life right now.  I once heard someone say, that if you gather a group of people and all of you put your problems on the table, you'd gladly take your own.  So through all the craziness I am trying to keep that idea in mind.  That no matter what you have going on that is just sucking the life energy out of you, there is someone who probably has it much worse and if we have to choose whose shoes to be in, we should probably just stick to our own.

I find that one of the ways I MUST deal with stress is to completely blank out the things that are driving me crazy.  For me, its to either clean my house or create something.  And no, I'm not always making just cupfakes!  I think when you are creating something, your mind focuses on the task at hand, time goes by and you realize that an hour or two went by and you didn't think about your problems even once.  You may go right back to thinking and stressing about them, but for the last couple of hours your mind had a rest from it all.

Some of the things I like to do to give the mind a break:

Arts & craftsy type stuff (it takes a lot of focus and concentration)
Cleaning up or organizing stuff (one of those mindless kinds of things that keeps your body and hands busy)
writing blog posts!

Some of the activities that actually contribute to my stress
Sitting and reading a magazine (I think its the guilt factor that I should be doing something more productive....I should work on this)
Talking on the phone (I hate the phone)
Dealing with "paperwork". I loathe having papers around and pretty much throw most of it away or take care of it immediately because I just despise looking at it.

So what does all of this mean?  I just took a look at my stress-relievers and realize that I really should have a more than three items on that list!  How sad for me!   I accept and encourage all suggestions!!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hope Your Holidays Were Wonderful!

I'm sitting here with my cup of coffee trying desperately to arrange my to-do list.  Writing a blog post was one of them, so CHECK!

My cupfake to-do list is growing and growing.  I am waiting for my little one to go to school so I can come home and start making the cupfake bases.  I think that is the most boring part, so I like to get that out of the way.  My plan is to make a WHOLE BUNCH so that I have them ready for future request orders.

I sincerely hope that your holidays were filled with sweet memories.  I know ours were.  My daughter got more toys and gifts than ever and the state of my house is proof.  I am constantly moving toys from one place to another.  Every time she asks me to open something I get a pit in my stomach because I know that I have to break out the power tools to get them out of their boxes!  Whats up with that?

The 2011 Christmas season was eventful and fun.  We went to Rockefeller Center to go ice skating (saw Tom Cruise there too lol!), spent a lot of time with family, attended my moms work Christmas party brunch, New Years Eve was pretty quiet but then we had Amanda's birthday party the following week (see post below).  I had NO TIME at all to make any new cupfakes, but that usually happens this time of year.

Doing a ton of work with regards to moving as well, which is not as fun as I imagined.  This cake fake needs a breather for sure.

WHEW!!! Can I Relax Now? Probably NOT!

HI all!  Well, my daughters 5th birthday party was a huge success.  Lots of kids from her class were there along with her cousins and friends.  I think all the kids had a great time.  I was so relieved when it was over.  It was held at Kiddie Pallooza in Staten Island and they did a great job of keeping the kids entertained, bringing out the food, serving up everything from the drinks to the cake to both adults and kids and I didn't have to lift a finger.  In the end, we were able to go home and not have to clean up anything!  That is my kind of party and worth every penny!

Usually at this time of year I am able to take a breath and relax with no immediate plans, but not this year.  We still have a lot going on, I won't get into the boring details though.

As far as cupfakin' I am working on a birthday favor order for Abby Cadabby cupfakes and will post pics when they are all done.  I'm getting a little nervous about this one because all of my supplies are not here yet and I would really like to just get them started already.