Tuesday, January 13, 2009

~Crazy for Cupcakes~



What comes to your mind when you hear the word, "Cupcake"?


This classic, nostalgic little dessert that’s been around forever has now made its appearance not just on Martha, but on Oprah, Saturday Nite Live, and Sex and the City. The reason why cupcakes are so popular is surprisingly simple: they’re delicious. Cupcakes are moist and tasty morsels of cake, covered with just the right amount of fluffy, sweet buttercream. No utensils are necessary. You can use your favorite cake recipe - just add some cupcake papers and a muffin tin!


It's almost surprising that it took us this long to figure it out. Really, what's not to love? On a purely functional level, cupcakes are portable, they're small, and they're easily personalized. But it goes even deeper than that. From an emotional standpoint, they go all the way back to our childhood, and in so doing they seem to make us sublimely happy.


As a mom and grandma who loves to see the smiles on the kids’ faces, they’re easy to make, easy to eat, and sure to please even the biggest kid who may wander into my kitchen. They offer a small commitment of calories….though it’s not easy to eat ‘just one’. Creativity-wise, they offer endless options from batter to fillings to toppings. Heck….they’re even hard to ruin!

Even the smallest cities are now peppered with bakeshops specializing in these tasty little morsels. Cupcake cookbooks abound. They’re even gracing the buffet tables of the swankiest weddings!

And isn't nostalgia really what it's all about? Most of us long for a bite of our childhood. The thing about cupcakes is that they have an adult sensibility even as they bring out the child in us.

They’re hip, chic….and they’re here to stay. I still bet ya can’t eat just one!

See my Etsy shop for more Cupcake Creations!

Top: Cupcake Vintage Dictionary Definition Necklace

Middle: Cupcake Sprinkles Personalized Truffle Necklace

Below: Cherry Cupcake Truffle Necklace


13 comments:

Kat said...

Well, right now a cupcake doesn't sound all that good to me. ;)
But I like your necklaces! They are fabulous!

Suldog said...

"Cupcake" always brings to mind my grandmother (who is still with us, by the way - 103 last December.) She would take me to a neighborhood bakery when I visited, for her to buy a loaf of lovely fresh bread and for me to pick a cupcake. I always chose a chocolate one, with milk chocolate frosting. Great memory for me, and thanks for bringing it back to the surface.

Nancy said...

Lovely new item! And what stunning photos!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Lovely new creations Carol!
When I think of Cupcakes I think of the delicious icing (or glaze) on top... sometimes plain icing sugar, sometimes lemon, orange or pink icing with hundreds and thousands on...
You know that Cupcakes don't exist here in Brasil?! I always had them as a child in England with my Grandmother (who always made them or bought them) and now you've got me missing them even more!
I have a Cupcake craving!!! X

Beat Black said...

holy yum! great picks

Rosebud Collection said...

What a clever item..They are beautiful and the pictures really show them off nicely..Just wonderful..

Sandi McBride said...

To pretty to eat, a cupcake always brings to mind the little parties that the kids had in kindergarten and 1st grade on Fridays...beautiful photos of gorgeous cakes!
Sandi

Wendy said...

Ummmm - how can you go wrong with cupcakes? Delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I was looking for your ragamuffin dolls on etsy and couldn't find them. Where are they?

Nancy said...

You like Christine Garren too? I've rarely come across someone who knows of her. That's wonderful. She's a breathtaking poet!

Pink Slippers said...

Oh I love the first one. So cute. Wouldn't it be neat if your last name was Cupcake? Someone has to have that last name I bet.
Wendy

Tammy said...

WOW. your pieces are great. lovely photography, also.

Christie said...

Thanks for popping by my blog! I LOVE the cupcake creations!!! And your etsy shop is gorgeous! You have some absolutely precious items!

Woman in a Window said...

I love your creations. I'm going to have to plan well in advance to buy something from you for my daughter's birthday. Soon...