Friday, January 7, 2011

Big Cupcake

Have you ever seen the commercial for the giant cupcake pan?  Well, I think it looks so cute.  I found one of the pans marked half off at CVS a few days ago. To make things a better deal, I had a $5 off coupon.  So I paid $5 for it.  Gotta love that : )  When I brought the pan home on Monday I didn't feel well.  After all, the reason I was at CVS was to pick up prescriptions for myself.  I have some kind of upper respiratory/sinus infection.  Moms aren't allowed to be sick - ever!  The doctor even prescribed some antibiotic ointment for my eyes because they were all red.  I'm trying to use it, but it's really difficult to function when you can't see.  Since I'm a mom, I have to take care of myself -- and sick eyes don't feel good either.  (That reminds me, I haven't use the ointment yet today.)

Yesterday right before my kids got home from school, Clarice said, "Let's make tuptakes, Mommy!"  I asked, "Do you want to make little cupcakes or one big cupcake?" She said, "One big one!"  So I got the pan out and gave it a try. We used a confetti cake mix.  I thought I greased up the pan enough, but some of it stuck inside the pan. You can't tell the difference once it's been frosted.
Look how quick Clarice is in sneaking a lick!  (Actually, Randy had the wrong setting on the camera, but I thought it looked funny!)

We let her do it again so we could get a "proper" photo.
By the way, the cupcake cake was just for our family. That's why we allowed the licks.

Annika's best friend Sophie is turning eight today.  Annika reminded me that I needed to make a card.  But since I spent half the night making the big cupcake, I didn't cook dinner OR make Sophie's card.   At the not-so-bright and early time of 5:32 am the phone rang. It was a recorded message from the school superintendent announcing a two-hour delay because of snowy and icy conditions.  After shoveling snow for a half hour, I still had plenty of time to make a card.  And here it is:

I used some new products from the Occasions Mini catalog - the Create a Cupcake stamp set and the Build a Cupcake punch.  The pretty in pink taffeta ribbon was tied using the fork bow method that I saw on Diana Gibbs's blog.  (I should've straightened the bow a bit before taking the photo. It really did turn out cute!)  Annika was really impressed with the fork bow.  I used a serving sized fork to tie it and joked to her that I should keep the fork in my stampin' studio.  She wants me to tie A LOT of bows for her after she gets home from school - in every color! It's hard to tell from the photo, but I added dazzling diamonds to the "frosting."  I told Annika have Sophie show the card to everyone at school.  Maybe I'll get some workshops scheduled. You never know :  ) 

Happy birthday, Sophie!!!

Stamps:  create a cupcake
Ink:  early espresso, pretty in pink
Paper:  whisper white, pretty in pink, crumb cake, early espresso
Accessories:  pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, build a cupcake punch, big shot, polka dot embossing folder, dazzling diamonds, glue dot

Happy Stamping!



Diana Gibbs said...

Hi Susan,
So cute, and your bow turned out great!
I keep a fork in my studio.
Thanks for the link back!

bensarmom said...

What a great cupcake. I've never seen one so huge! What a wonderful picture too! Your card is just beautiful! Hope you feel better soon.

Joe E. said...

Clarice is so beautiful. I miss your family every day.
-Your brother, Joe.

Holly Lynn Berlin said...

What a huge cupcake and a beautiful card. I enjoy reading your blog. You should have me over some night and give me a quick run down on the products your selling! I would love to see the kids.
-Your Cuz, Holly.

Marie said...

Wow, that pan makes for one HUGE cupcake!!! Cute card too - love the colors!

Amanda Sevall said...

Oh my goodness!! What a huge cupcake!! :) I saw your card and I'm floored... great minds think alike! I made one very similar a few weeks ago that I haven't shared yet!! :)

KJ said...

Aww, Sophie will love it! Love that huge cupcake!!

A Work of Heart said...

Following you now from Stampin' Connection. I'm #117, hope you can follow me too!

Karla c(:

Annie said...

Love this CAS card! I can't wait to get my hands on my own cupcake set and punch! Following from SC.