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Just a southern gal from Georgia who has a real problem with baking. And by problem I mean, I can't help myself! :D I am married to the love of my life, he puts up with me so well! I am mother to the most adorable, yet tough little boy. And mother to a most beautiful full of attitude, little girl. I can't forget about our 4-legged family members! Our terrier Lucy, Our Great Dane Milo, our mutty mutt Ellie and our cats Abbey and Sammy! I LOVE to bake and I am trying to start up my own cupcakery. I love vintage anything! My blog started out as a blog for my cupcakes, now it has turned into an everyday into the life of "ME" blog. Life is not perfect and wonderful all the time, you will hear me gripe, bahahaha, it isn't all cupcakes. Just a heads up per say. :D Hope your reading experience is enjoyable! And please be sure to comment, follow, and grab my button!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge 7--- THIS ROCKS!

Hey guys,

 Long time no read from me.... I have been uber-busy, did I mention UBER?! But I was looking at a blog that I adore and look at daily to keep up, and she (Jamieanne at The Sweetest Kitchen) has a new Mystery Box Cupake Challenge every month. For the new year, I couldn't resist, the ingredient is POPCORN!!! Now, if you have been following my blog, you know one of the first cupcake creations I made was  popcorn looking cupcake! And the funny thing is, her picture was of popcorn in a red and white striped bag!!! EEEEEK!! Mine have handmade cupcake wrappers that I made out of red and white striped paper!!!! Ok. Enough is enough, on to the knitty gritty. Please see more below, along with prizes you could win!

The official rules can be found in the "Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge" link above.
Prizes you could win and be awesome for!
The winner of January’s Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge will receive prizes from:

Bake It Pretty; a $5 electronic gift card

Beanilla; 3 Madagascar, 3 Mexican & 3 Indian vanilla beans

ExoDesign; a wire whisk charm necklace

Hello Hanna; a pack of Sweet Stands cupcake stands

Miss Kitty Creations; a handmade cupcake charm of your choice

Simply Caked; 600 brown greaseproof cupcake liners

Sweet Cuppin Cakes; a prize pack worth $25

Tundra Books; a selection 3 very sweet children's books

Thank you to all our prize sponsors!
It is a double chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream, topped with marshmallows, cut to look like popcorn pieces. Then the "popcorn" is spritzed with yellow food coloring to look like butter.I decided to try something different for my children. They adore popcorn AND cupcakes, and quite frankly, I was tired of popcorn. :) In my son's Sunday School class, they have big styrofoam pictures of popcorn bags, and movie reels and all. So when I saw these, I figured I could make a cute popcorn wrapper for my cupcakes, and go from there! But of course, I went to the Lobby, LOVE THIS PLACE, and they only had the "old world" style popcorn bag type print. Eh, I ran with it, I think still cute!When it came time for our Friday Family Movie Night, I was pumped and ready to go with these babies! And they were delicious and quite cute! So, here are the cupcakes I made. Please excuse the pictures, I wasn't going for "magazine" hahaha, just memories to have! :)

Please vote for my cuties!!!


ohkeeka said...

I love your blog! I am obsessed with cupcakes, but I am nowhere near as talented as you are. :)

I'm a new follower from Making Friends Monday. I would love it if you'd follow me back!


MrsPhilipswithoneL said...

New follower from Making Friends Monday:)

Having Fun Blogging

Mika said...

Oh my gosh! Those are the cutest cupcakes!!
I'm following from the blog hop.
I'd love a follow back at www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back.

Kim said...

Following from the monday blog hop


I love the cupcakes!!

Nellie--Sockertussen said...

This cupcakes looks great!
I'm your new follower from Monday Blog Hop.
Would love a follow back on GFC and Bloglovin' if possible.

Take care


Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said...

Hi there~ I am your newest follower from the Monday blog hop & would love it if you stopped by & returned the love :)


Brandy said...

Hi! Blog hopping from Monday’s Blog Hop. What a great blog. Love the popcorn cakes! New follower. Would love for you to stop by if you get a chance http://giveawayblogdom.blogspot.com/

sara said...

There you are! I was hoping you would pop back up...I don't think any of my emails made it to you.

My little Pie's birthday party is coming up in two weeks and I was still really hoping you would do it for us! It may be too short notice now though, if so I understand.

Just shoot me an email when you get a sec at unofficialmom@gmail.com

And those cupcakes are ADORABLE!!

Oh oh, and just to make sure this is the longest comment in history, we made the pumpkin gooey bars at Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! I think they're going to be a new standard.

Anonymous said...

Stopping by via the Monday Hops to say hello and to follow.
Have a great week!

Keenly Kristin said...

I love you, Kuppy Kake Kristin!! We have the same name and you're all about my favorite snack in the world!!

I have an award for you on my blog!!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Angela said...

Great job! Very cute!! :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Those wrappers are super cute and your cupcakes look great as well. Nice job with the challenge!