Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This Weekend - Belated Easter Eggs, Funfetti, Family & Champagne

This weekend was a blast!! I had some family over the apartment for our 2nd Annual Easter Egg party. Yes, I know it's a few weeks late but dyeing Easter eggs is still a fun spring activity right? We had lots of laughs, champagne, awkward dancing and of course, what party would be complete without cupcakes? See photos of the fun below!

I made my fiance's favorite - funfetti cupcakes with vanilla icing! I was quite impressed with these "no fade" cupcake papers. I never noticed how much the papers fade once you put them in the oven. These pink ones stayed pretty and bright, and looked cute with the white icing!

Funfetti fresh out of the oven!

Baked mac and cheese. This is my mother's recipe which I tweaked a bit. Instead of elbows, I used ziti just to change it up. I used sharp cheddar cheese to make the sauce (along with all other ingredients), and topped it off with pecorino romano cheese and bread crumbs (which I MIGHT have over did it on but it was still pretty good)

Our Easter eggs! Our mini party comprised of my bro and his girl, my sis and my love had such a blast coloring these. Can you spot the annual "poo" egg? I know, real mature.

A champagne toast to family and new beginnings for all!

Sibling love! Not sure why i'm the only one holding an egg ha.

My fiance and I!! I love you.

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Can't Bake? Wear Your Sweets!

I thought these jewelry pieces were so fun and cute, I had to share! Check them out.

So cute right? Which one is your favorite? Not sure how wearable some of these are, but they definitely put a smile on my face! Hope everyone is having a great week.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Free Sprinkles Cupcake - EVERY Day!

If you have a Sprinkles Cupcake near you, you're in luck! You can get a free cupcake every day. If you follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook, there is a secret word of the day that they post after 1pm daily.

You simply go into Sprinkles, say the magic word, and get your free cupcake! Today's word of the day was "duck duck goose" and you got to chose any cupcake for free! Some days they only offer a specific cupcake that day, but hey, it's a free cupcake right? Today I got this red velvet cupcake and it was delicious - perfect for a mid day snack at work!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Smallest Bakery in the World...

When I was just 2 years old, my uncle went on a business trip to Japan, and brought me back the most adorable present ever - the tinest bakery in the world. I remember playing with the small pieces of cake and setting them up so carefully in my room.

Fast forward 24 years later and baking is one of my favorite hobbies. My mother was cleaning out the attic and found this little treasure, which she re-gave to me this weekend. A sign of the future, perhaps? Just wanted to share with you guys, hope everyone had an amazing Easter with their families!!