Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cupcakes, Cupcakes & More Cupcakes!

Over the summer Amanda has discovered the world of cake decorating. She enrolled herself in 2 different courses and it has impacted her greatly! She hopes to attend college in Toronto in September 2011 and pursue a career as a 'sugar artist'! Doesn't that sound like fun?

Although I have my hands full with my own store, I still take a great interest in Amanda's passion. It is also a great creative outlet and we have been having fun checking out blogs and websites, trying different recipes and techniques and creating ways to incorporate scrapbooking into the world of cupcakes!

Our kitchen has turned into a small bakery! We have every pan ever made, all sorts of icing tips, utensils and lots of eager 'taste testers'!

Amanda can make Butter-cream Icing in her sleep.........

Two Scrapbook Friends just celebrated a big anniversary which included an off-site crop for 50 people! Amanda made special cupcakes for us with these sweet little cupcake picks inserted into the top of each one.

She made the picks the week before the crop so they would be ready for the assembly process.

She started baking at about 4pm one day after school and I think she finished doing up the dishes around 11pm. She was still full of energy, but not enough to wash my kitchen floor.

In addition to the cupcakes for our crop, Amanda also made special 'friendship' cupcakes for our store that were handed out to the first 50 customers that made a purchase. There was a yummy mix of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes covered with white butter-cream icing, embellished with a few sprinkles.

The cupcakes for our crop were all individually packaged in bags and tied with matching ribbon. Amanda made a cute little tag to attach and spread the word of her new business.

On Sunday we were both invited to a baby shower for Deanna (from our design team at the store) and Amanda wanted to make a special cupcake tree for her! She made special baby girl cupcake picks for each cupcake.

She knew that Deanna would save the picks to use on cards and in the baby's album.

Amanda has had many inquiries and several firm bookings for some very large orders. She is currently working on a design for a fundraiser for a dance studio. I can't wait to show you what she comes up with........they are going to be super cute!

I think that she has a definite future being a professional Sugar Artist.



  1. as a person who has experienced the taste of a few of these they are pretty much to die for! Great Job Amanda! I totally love them and they look so pretty it was hard to take the first bite until I ate it!

  2. wow...these were yummy and GORGEOUS!!!

    go amanda!!

  3. We sampled her cupcakes at the store on the weekend and can't wait to see what she comes up with for the fundraiser! We eat with our eyes first, and she's doing a great job of creating that "almost too pretty to eat" confection!

  4. I am so excited for Amanda and her new venture! Her cupcakes taste as good as they look and her cupcake decorations are the cutest ever!

  5. Yum! I'm hungry just looking at them!

  6. Awesome Amanda! You have found something great, now run with it! Love you!

  7. She is rocking these cupcakes! They are adorable and delicious!

  8. Thats awesome Amanda!!! They look so yummy!!Wish i could taste them!!