About the crazy.....

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GA, United States
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!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ruffle Cake 1- Me 0

Well I have been very interested in trying to make the Ruffle Cake I had seen on Amanda's Blog "i am Baker". Well today was the day! Note to self and others, make sure your frosting is thick enough. Oh and... be patient! ;)

First make your cakes and cut them in half:
Next, start your crumb coat; {this does not have to look perfect at all!}

Once you are done with your crumb coat, freeze for 5-10 minutes. Remove, and crumb coat again... {the only reason I did this twice was because I was using two different frostings inside, vanilla and chocolate}
Next, freeze for another 5 minutes.
While it is in the freezer, put your tip #103 into your piping bag and fill with frosting.
With the smaller end facing out and the larger end slightly touching the cake, squeeze out frosting in a straight line and then move it back and fourth until you reach the top.

Once finished, ENJOY! But take some pics, I would love to see them!
Here is mine, oddly enough, something happened and it was on that plate for no longer than 2 minutes. ;)

Friday, January 21, 2011


Hey guys! Please vote for my popcorn kuppies over at The Sweetest Kitchen!If you go to the right of the page, look for "Family Movie Night" by Kristin, and please vote for me!!! Thank you!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A "hopefully soon-to-be" annual event

Today, well tomorrow at 11 am, is the day that I will hope to become a part of something HUGE. A friend of mine has come up with a yearly fund-raising idea to help raise money for families in need in our area. This all started with Tommy Phillips, who is in need of a liver transplant, and can't afford the after-care meds on his own.

His wife, Dawn, works for our city. Of course, like most of us, they do not wish to ask for help. So, someone else did on behalf of them, and here we are. I am in charge of {surprise!} concessions, t-shirts, and something else I can't remember, oops. We hope to make this an on-going event and every year we will get nominations for a new family in need.

I have come up with the idea to do Pink shirts with red writing. This actually works out great since the fund-raiser will be happening the day before Valentine's Day. The plan is a pagaent, for boys and girls. No glitz and glam, just kids. And since the main sponsor is The Pine MOuntain Gold Museum {equipped with on site farm animal exhibit}, instead of talent, it is going to be "Best Farm Animal Call". Cute, huh?

I thought about putting my kids in it, but they would steal the show, and it wouldn't be any fun for anyone else. So, I guess helping out and running my Kuppy Kakes booth will be fine for me. Above, under Tommy's name is the link, so if anyone would like to donate ANYTHNG at all, you can. Any little bit helps out tremendously!

I am pretty excited about this. It started out at the museum {which isnt very big} and once the city manager heard about it, he loved it! Now we are at the "v-plex" {HUGE place} with decorations and help and a lot more space for people, sponsors, and kids. LOVE IT.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

Head on over to Java's Meet Me On Monday's bloghop! It is a great way to meet new people and get to know them better. Every Monday she will have a set of questions for you to copy and paste and answer. Here are this mondays questions:

1. Do you like your ice cream in a dish, waffle cone, pretzel cone, sugar cone or cake cone?
I prefer it(vanilla) in a bowl, with brown sugar and caramel sauce! Or the classic mint chocolate chip, yum!

2. Do you read the newspaper daily?
Sad to say I do not.

3. Marinara or meat sauce?
Tough one. I LOVE marinara!!! BUT meat sauce is yummy too.

4. Last time you cried?
Yesterday. I was crying on the way to deliver some cupcakes to my twin sister's good friend (whom I have met before, and adore), who just found out she has a brain tumor, and she is only 25. :(

5. What word/phrase do you find really annoying?
Whatever! Or "I can't!" UGH.