A couple of years ago, I came up with some famous movie quotes that obviously were misquoted because they didn't have the word "cupcake" in them. We decided to have some of them created on signs for The Bagel Bakery and Cupcake Shoppe. The site Just Too Cute, Inc. that creates metal signs loved the idea so they got busy for us. The signs say "If you bake it, he will come" "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little cupcake too" "Face it girls, I'm older and I have more cupcakes" "Cupcake is the new black" "You had me at cupcake" "Boys are stupid, throw cupcakes at them" "Team Edward? Team Jacob? Team Cupcake!" "Nobody puts cupcake in the corner" "Frankly, my dear - I just want a cupcake" and "Show me the cupcake." They also did cupcake dangles for your Christmas tree or just to hang up anywhere because they are adorable and you want one or two...or all of them!!!
Last year, Bake It Pretty posted on her site directions to make these super cute cupcake ornaments. We decided to make some for sale at The Bagel Bakery and Cupcake Shoppe - so after an evening of a few Pear Vodka martinis...ta-dah!!! Beautiful...
Caden is turning one and Mom and Dad wanted a farm theme...so with the help of Bakerella's new book Cake Pops and some of my own wild imagination and creativity - Caden is going to be e-i-e-i-o-ing his birthday bash!
I've been wanting to take Kailyn to see Toy Story 3 but so far we haven't made it there - I guess we will be seeing it on DVD now. The next best thing to seeing it though? How about making some Toy Story Lollicakes. Bakerella posted some adorable Toy Story cupcake pops - check out her sight on how to make them - so I tried them out for an upcoming birthday. I wasn't too thrilled with my Hamm Lollicake...but Mr. Potatoe Head made up for him! You have to work fast on putting him together though because there is so much to put on him...as I made him, I kept getting images of Cliff from Cheers (he was the voice of Hamm). All in all...I would say Woody and Buzz might just get a little jealous that there aren't Lollicakes of them!
Oh, I remember when I was able to tease her with wrapped Lollicakes...she is growing up so quickly! Kailyn still loves to help out in the kitchen - and she loves to eat the cake truffles before they become Lollicakes!
I am doing a rehearsal dinner this coming weekend - and the theme colors are red and white. One of the designs the MOG picked was my popcorn bucket...They turned out adorable - even if I didn't get to spray on the yellow "buttered" look!!!
My granddaughter, Kailyn, loves the book Pinkalicious! She can pretty much recite it to you when it is being read to her. She loves pink-pink-pink so I decided to make her some Pinkalicious Lollicakes! I did them so that they have a pink cherry cake as the cake truffle.
We've been busy making Lollicakes...we have done two bridal shows, lots of birthdays, baby showers, wedding receptions, and we are doing the Mother's Day Brunch at CB & Potts. We are feeling just a wee bit tired...but we do appreciate all the business. Here are some pics of what we have been up to in the last few months...
Recently an unclaimed bag at DIA was cause for quite a lot of excitement...TSA scanned the bag and were unsure what the round balls on sticks were so they called in the drug dogs to sniff them out before opening up the suitcase. The dogs went wild - barking and jumping up and down in excitement. According to their trainers, this behavior was not indicative of dangerous materials within the suitcase. The bomb squad was called and they slowly unzipped the bag and discovered - wait for it - hundreds of LOLLICAKES! They were decorated beautifully in sparkling swirls of sugar in all the colors of the rainbow. The squad had difficulty holding back the dogs and the other members of the team as they rushed the bag for a sample of the unclaimed stash...thankfully, no one was harmed. The bag was returned to its' owner who stated that the bag had been stolen earlier in the day by a fellow by the name of Willy Wonka....ok, just kidding! These 336 Lollicakes are heading up to Vail, Colorado, for Brian and Bethany's Team in Training for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Marathon fundraiser. Thanks to all of you up in Vail who have supported them - and thanks to Team Lollicake for making this possible!
Recently I was asked if I could do some type of Lollicake arrangement for - wait for it - a doggie birthday party. Sheila loves her puppy, Bungee, and Sheila loves Lollicakes so she wanted to have a special treat for Bungee's birthday party. I knew I could create some cute doggie Lollicakes...and seriously considered actually processing some dog biscuits so that Bungee could have his own Lollicake - but then I thought that would still be a little too much sugar for the sweet puppy. I made up some doggie Lollicakes in brown and white just like Bungee so that he could share them with his "human" guests and then dipped doggie biscuits in vanilla so that Bungee's friends could have some treats too! So - Happy Birthday Bungee from The Lollicake Bakeshop!!!
Easter is just around the corner so I thought I would once again borrow inspiration from Bakerella and try making some of her chicks! I didn't have exactly the same embellishments that she used but...as you can see Kailyn thought they were just "chick-a-licious"
When we said Lollicakes are a little taste of Heaven...we must have been talking about the Chocolate Guiness Stout Lollicake! I am not a beer drinker - and especially would never pick up a bottle of Guiness Stout and drink it - but there is something about chocolate and Guiness that takes me to a happy place!
Ok - I finally broke down and spent the money to buy a domain name and to put together a web page for getting the business up and running. Kati is busily working getting the page up with hopes that this will help her out when she is downsized in April. Kristin has done a great job with her photography and recommending purple and green as our colors. Michelle (from The Bagel Bakery) and I will be doing a wedding show in February. We have been discussing that this is a market we need to take advantage of now before someone else steals it away from us. Michelle has been the answer to my prayers with the ability to use the bakery kitchen! We are trying to figure out the logistics of shipping. So everyone go check out the website at lollicakebakeshop.com and become a fan on facebook!
When I was a special education teacher, we often used the time out room for our students. This was in a residential treatment facility so being able to remove the student from bad choices being made resulted in a safer situation for all of us. The students thought that we, the teachers, also should be sent to time out...I was totally for this but the principal didn't quite agree! Today I purchased Kailyn her very own time out chair...she already understands what time out is and puts her dolls in it. Kailyn typically get sent to time out when she screams...and she has a very healthy set of lungs on her. As you can see from the picture, this chair called out to me to buy it! How could I resist with the sweet little cupcakes on it...too bad it is a tiny little chair because I think I might just need a time out on occasion!
Kailyn celebrated her second birthday on December 31st...her birthday theme - Hello Kitty! Mommy made Hello Kitty cupcakes and Grammy made Hello Kitty lollicakes (thank you Bakerella for your tips!). Kailyn looked adorable in her Hello Kitty dress that matched her Build a Bear Hello Kitty's dress...and she loved her new boots once the lollicakes were removed from them!