Friday, 20 March 2009

Cupcakes

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I love cupcakes and right now I am thinking about cupcakes ...any cake. A party isn't a party without cake. I got up early to make a chocolate cake...but there isn't much left to photograph.

My boys would quite happily eat any cake covered in lollies, chocolate, smarties. Well they eat the lollies first.

Then the cake they apply all over their face, with chocolate grins ear to ear . They would probably rather only eat the lollies I decorate with. I am not fond artificial colourings but you are limited if you want to use Smarties.

These are some of my favourite cakes from flickr ...


1. Groom's cake!, 2. choc n pink, 3. Drum Grooms Cake, 4. More cupcakes!, 5. White and dark chocolate bow @ Amphora Bakery, 6. Cupcake Bear!, 7. Birthday Cakes, 8. Flowers bring colours... Happy Birthday!, 9. Noah's Ark Cake @ Amphora Bakery

Welcome to my Ultimate Blog party post ...and ICLW visitors . I know some of you are doing both.
What is your favourite cake recipe ? and what decorations do you prefer ?

I want to try making these monogram cake toppers ...awesome !

editted to add ...I just remembered about these cupcakes - it's a blog all about cupcakes

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144 comments :

milet said...

those cupcakes are making me hungry.

Karrine aka HerMedia said...

Happy Blog party -ing.
Karrine

April said...

just going from blog to blog to see how others do it, have a good weekend
my neices dad is a drummer and she loves getting behind those things!

McFamily said...

Wow,all of these parties are making me so hungry! Yours was delicious!
I'm Cierra,nice to meet you!

Happy Bloggin'

Untypically Jia said...

Well now I'm hungry. Hrm. Where can I find cupcakes at 1 in the morning?

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Trish,

I always love a good cupcake!

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello and to check out your blog. I am looking forward to a fun week!! :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com

Yen said...

You made me hungry! Those cupcakes looks really good:) Nice to be here!

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by from the party. Now I'm hungry, but some of those look too pretty to eat.

Have fun at the parties.

Monica said...

Cupcakes, YUMMMM!!!

blp3 said...

Looks too good. I want some. You gonna share? Thanks for your hard work.

Tina said...

Happy UBP 09!!
Tina xx

sandier pastures said...

That grooms cake is kind of intriguing! I enjoyed your party, come visit mine in Dubai!

Lightening said...

YUM!!! I'm not a huge cake fan but I do like to look. Unless it's mud cake of course...

Mum-me said...

Nice to fid another Aussie blogger - I knew you must be Australian as soon as I read the word "Smarties". My party blog is about food too....Caramel Slice.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hooray! You are the first Australian blog I came across at The Ultimate Blog Party! I'm in Queensland.

I hope you find time to hop on over to my party.

Cheers!

BizAdventure said...

Gosh, so glad sweets are not my thing, cause those look good but at least I don't want them. That kinda helps when your DIETING! HA! Have fun at the UBP2009!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Trish ~ Ack! You are ruining my diet! Ah, well - no worries - they never last long anyways. And those cupcakes DO look yummy.

I poked around a bit and noticed in your profile that you have twins -- my daughter is a twin magnet! At her birthday party two weeks ago, we had three sets of twins there; only 10 children total.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I am going to have to go eat breakfast now, those cakes look awesome!

auntrene said...

Cupcakes are the best party food ever. I love Carrot cake cupcakes with Creamcheese icing.. OOh yummy sounds good. I also like anything Chocolate.
Thanks for inviting us to stop by during the Party.
I am Aunt Rene from auntrene.blogspot.com
Have Fun!!

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

mmmmm cup cakes!

Jenn said...

Just stopped by from the UBP to say hello! Your boys are adorable!!

HappyHermit said...

Nurm !! Happy Party Day !!

IE Mommy said...

My favorite cupcake or cake is homemade yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting...yum...to die for!
Swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to check out my Ultimate Blog Party Post.

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

Those cakes look too good to eat, especially the chocolate package one in the middle!

I don't do cake much anymore since my son doesn't like it and is on a special diet. His favorite treat is Monster Cookies.

Phoebe said...

I love making cakes--especially mu kidlets B-Day cakes. No party is complete without one.

Let's get to party-ing! :)

Carrie said...

Visiting party members.

Well, I'm impressed with your cake ambitiou! I just made a chess board cake for my sister and brother-in-law and although my icing responsibilities were somewhat minimal it was SUCH a PROJECT! I just so happen to be full of admirmation for anyone who can do this job and do it well these days! =)

Sharon said...

Oh, those cupcakes make me hungry! But what a fun way to party!

When you get the chance stop by and say hi. I'm writing about living an abundant life (on a budget).

Enjoy the Party!

Sharon

Beverly said...

Yum. I really want a cupcake now!!
Nice to meet you!

Beverly
highcalling.blogspot.com

Rhea said...

I love cupcakes!! I made some the other day though that were so bad! lol! You're boys are equally delicious. Glad to have "met" you!

Lynnette Kraft said...

Now those cupcakes are amazing looking - but so terribly BAD FOR YOU! ha!!! Why is it that things that are bad for you taste so good?

It's nice to meet you at this huge blog party! I hope you'll pop over for a visit. I'm giving away some great girly gifts!
www.lynnettekraft.blogspot.com

Have a joyful day.
Lynnette

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Cupcakes YUM! I have chocolate cake to share with blog partiers today. Nice to meet you.

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

I want a cupcake! Have fun blog hopping. Stop by and enter for a door prize if you get the chance!
Lisa

Teresa said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for the cupcake.

Susie said...

You are a woman after my own heart!! I posted my cakes today too:-) Happy UBP!!! Nice to meet you!

Louise said...

Stopped by to party :)
Those cupcakes look yummy!!
Nice meeting you.

abc123vn said...

MMMMMMM cupcakes! What a wonderful treat to have at a party! Now I am so hungry!

Kaye said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting SandwichINK :) Isn't this a fun Blog Party?

I enjoyed reading your About Section. I will be saving this site as a good resource. :)

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Hi! I'm out party-hopping this morning! It's very nice to meet you! Come see me when you get a chance!

Lisa P said...

mmmm cake! yummy nice to meet you!

Natalie said...

Oh man...now I really want cake! LOL!

Diana (Ladybug Limited) said...

Love that bear cupcake-- so kawaii! I see you've got boys, but I'm giving away hair goodies at my UBP post...

Baba said...

Oh now I am hungry! Keep on partying!

jodifur said...

oh, I love cupcakes...I have a whole blog post about how much I love cupcakes-

http://jodifur.com/2008/12/in-which-cupcakes-make-me-wax-poetic-about-my-marriage.html

I'm party hopping!

Tiff said...

YUMMY cupcakes!!! I just made some for hubby's birthday! THey are calling my name. I need some self control!

Kelley said...

Happy UBP! High five to the cupcake...great minds think alike.

Have a great weekend!

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

That grooms cake is hilarious! The best idea I have ever seen!

Ashley said...

I'm partying UBP'09! Enjoyed looking around your site! Those cupcakes look SOO yummy!!

Robin said...

I love cupcakes too!
Happy Happy UBP....
Have a beautiful day.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Hi Trish Happy Party time :) That choc cake sounds wonderrrrful :) I love cupcakes, they are so cute - I've just drawn an illustration of one of my Bumpkin Bears on his favourite cupcake! Hugs, Catherine x

Valerie said...

Hehe! You hit a "sweet" spot! I love cakes and cupcakes! I'm a fitness instructor and I can't stay away from them!

Great Blog!

-Valerie

valerie2350 said...

Hope you have a happy happy ultimate blog party week! :)

Brea's Mommy said...

They all look so yummy!

Holly said...

Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

Manic Mother said...

I love cupcakes! Any sort of baking I love.

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

I love to bake and that cupcake with the pink flower is adorable. I am looking for an idea for my daughters 1st birthday party. Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I'm a new blogger, and I'm just surfing the blog party. Nice to meet you and see your blog! Happy partying!!

Pamela said...

nice to meet you and I will take a cupcake please, I love them and baking and cooking etc....off to party hop

amanda said...

I have two littler drummers as well and one big one! I love the pic you posted of the drum cake!

The World's Dresser said...

Must...have...cupcakes....

Seriously! Right now I am (was) happily snacking on some yogurt - now it all seems very lame and dull! Boo yogurt, yay cupcakes!

~Sara said...

Nice to meet you!

I love cake! I bake all my kid's birthday cakes. They look forward to it every year. I made a really cool Toy Story cake for my sons 3rd birthday.

I love your pictures!

Jayne said...

Love those cupcakes but can't for the life of me find the patience to make them beyond the basic cake part lol.
Though I might slap some icing on them if they last long enough!

kim d said...

Great to meet you! Adorable little miracle boys! Nice to meet you! :)

Robynn's Ravings said...

Love your style!

We are recently into Fondant just because we think we sound cool saying it. I'm sure we're wrong.

Drop by anytime. Found you through UBP09!

Miriam said...

I don't know which is yummier...the cupcakes or those adorable boys! Great blog!

Erin said...

I'm party hopping and wanted to say that it was nice to meet you! Happy blogging, partying and Happy First Day of Spring!

Very yummy looking cakes!

I've got some great giveaways going on at my blog too, if you are interested.


ellybean (at) connected2christ.com
http://www.connected2christ.com/theblog

Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen said...

I like your blog. I have boy girl twins as the result of numerous rounds of infertility. I've also suffered a miscarriage although very early in the pregnancy. It is amazing how infertility stays with you, isn't it? I look forward to getting to know you.

Stephanie said...

I really liked your blog post! The cakes were very appealing!

Cathy said...

mmmmm...cupcakes :)

The Blog Party looks great too...I'm just too overwhelmed with everything at the moment to take it all in and participate! Have fun though!

Rachel - Puppy Dog Tales said...

Those cakes look great!

bookieboo said...

I've been on weight watchers...and those cupcakes are probably 6 points each!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hi... it is nice to meet you... amazing story... happy UBP '09

From an Aussie... very far from home... :(

Cascia said...

They look yummy! Now lets party!!

Katherine@Blog Buttons said...

What cute drummer boys! ;)

Agoosa@Household Tips said...

Yummy - now I'm hungry!

Arline said...

What a great site. Happy blog party!

Jackie said...

I am suddenly craving cupcakes too...Your boys are adorable! I am married to a drummer boy. Gotta love the drums!

San said...

Hiya from UBP! :) I love the cakes too!!! Especially that cute Noah's Ark one! Good for the eyes bad bad BAD for my waist line. Sigh...

ahappyhippy mom said...

Those cakes look amazing! I love the middle one! Happy UBP!

Julie D said...

Um...Yummy cupcakes!

Nick | Mom Most Traveled said...

mmmm....cupcakes! Those are some cool looking cakes you'[ve got pictured there :)

Raise Them Up said...

Your boys are beautiful--hehem--handsome! Nice to meet you!

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

I love cupcakes too... The ones in those photos look amazing.

Thanks for partying with us!

Super Fun Mama said...

I've been wanting to make some pretty cupcakes for Easter. So, I was happy to see this post.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Happy UBP '09! Nice to meet you! Now thanks to all those pictures of cupcakes...I will be eating one of my Pistachio cupcakes that I was trying to avoid! :)

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

sandwiched said...

Hey...Happy UBP! Thanks for the cupcake pics...makes it feel so festive!

Angie Vinez said...

Oh, man! You're making me HUNGRY!! Now I've got to go make some cupcakes.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

It's nice to meet you! :)

Happy blog partying!

Kati said...

Hey! I am finally stopping by! Way to party! I love cake!

Melanieshea said...

Oh..I'm hungry now!!! LOL..great party

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

YUM! Those cakes look awesome and very pretty.

Nice to "meet" ya!

Linda

Organizing Mommy said...

Boys are so cute!! I write about organizing on my blog. Did you make all of those cupcakes? or?? Either way, they look so pretty! Hi from the party

Angie said...

Like your blog! This is my first blog party! Having fun meeting new people and reading their blogs.

Relishing Life said...

Your banner is great!! Great party!

Nicole said...

Cakes and baking are my ambition and goal in life! Those are so great. Have a wonderful weekend.

mom2kmjx2 said...

Oh cupcakes sound good. Happy Partying.

shopannies said...

All this party is making me hungry did you happen to save me a piece of that cake? Come over and party at my place if you get the chance

windycindy said...

Hi, I adore red devil's food cake with buttercream frosting. Thanks for being such a great hostess for the blog party. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

CaseyDeuce said...

I love the lil' drummer boys in your header!! Stopping by from the UBP!!

lori said...

Wow! I am in awe of anyone that can make a cake like any one of those!

Happy UBP!!

tiff said...

OMG Trish!
100 comments!
101 actually now that I'm commenting.

Fruitfulvine2 said...

Beautiful cakes. Visiting from the UBP. Have a wonderful Renew Your Spirit Sunday.

Bella Valentina Photography said...

Yum!!

I'm blog hopping for the party - nice to meet you!

http://www.lipstickmonologues.blogspot.com/
http://www.bellavalentinaphotography.blogspot.com/

janetfaye said...

Hello, nice to meet you!

I love cupcakes too :)

Courtney said...

Happy partying and hope to see you over at my party as well! i make cakes and love a good cupcake!

Upstatemomof3 said...

I love that cupcake bear!!! That is so cool. I totally wish I could make something like that. I am not crafty. Happy partying!!!

Colleen said...

Ummm... now I really really want some cake. haha

Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I'm stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for invited me in and introducing yourself!

We'd love you to join our party if you get a chance.

Find out how we've received $150 in FREE gift cards in just 2 months. You can, too. (top left sidebar)

Allyson
www.a-heart4home.blogspot.com

cari_and_kevin_king said...

Blog hopping for UBP09. Nice to meet you.

charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

Liza767 said...

stopped bye to say hi signed up for newsletter

Stephanie said...

Nice to meet you. Going to have to go make some cupcakes or cake now. They looked so good.

Eli's Lids said...

LOL about the groom's cake!!!
I took a cake decorating class at michael's craft store... it was awesome... except now all my friends want me to make them cakes. I don't mind because then I don't have to buy a gift. Is that sad? Ha... oh well... great to visit you!!

Erica G said...

I love that teddy bear cupcake! I love any cake recipe. I haven't had one that I haven't liked (unfortunately).

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

MarieLynn Boutique said...

Nice to meet you! Happy blogging!!

Charlotte said...

Those cupcakes are making me hungry. Very nice to meet you! I'm blog hopping now.

Alexandra said...

mmm love cupcakes! :)

Jenny said...

Nice to meet you! Your boys are adorable!

glutenfree4goofs said...

Darn it I can only eat e-cupcakes! Allergies boo hoo
Jessie

~Bobbi~ said...

Cute cakes! Yummo!

It was nice stopping by your blog!

~Bobbi

Mike said...

Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great party. I am a new blogger and am in the process of introducing each of my
family members in my blog. Please stop by and read about them.
Also sign up for my FIRST BLOG give away...a GREAT gift...the most popular item in my gift basket business for the past 15 years.
So glad to meet you and love your blog!

Teresa

Lisa ~ TheScrapPrincess said...

Hi Trish - it's great to meet you! I hope you are enjoying the UBP '09! Stop by my blog and say hi :)
http://thescrapprincess.com

~ Lisa - TheScrapPrincess

Genesis said...

Oh, I love that Noah`s Ark Cake!!

You have really cute little boys. :) I also have two boys, Dorian is 3 and Dante is nearly 2.

Great party!

Finamoon said...

Yum cupcakes! Happy blog party!! Visit and post on mine! http://www.finamoon.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

Great blog!
Came in off UBP09!
Nice to meet you and your blog!

Keep it up!
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/
Nichole

Sarah Z said...

We just had a food day at work and some brought a coconut cake - it was delicious! So moist! I love watching Ace of Cakes and how they decorate - amazing!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I LOVE cupcakes too


just out party hopping - lovely to meet your blog

chocolate covered strawberries said...

You have a cool site. I am going to show it to my mom. She told me about the blog party at 5min4moms, so I wanted to visit your site. My name is Becca and I have a website about cooking and easy recipes for kids. Have your kids who like to cook stop by for a visit. We have videos of other kids cooking to make cooking easier. Thank you and have fun at the blog party!

Recipes for Crayons

black backgrounds said...

I love cupcakes too! I love the look of your blog. Have a great time with the party!

Marta said...

swinging by on the party circuit!

make sure you stop by my blog where I've got a book package giveaway that's excusively for patygoers

http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-is-m-y-giveaway-exclusively-f-or.html

Rhymes and More.. said...

happy partying...now, am i hungry or what?

Sharon said...

Beautiful cakes. Party on...........Join me at my Online Mystery Hostess Party at:
www.jolica.com/sharon.calianno

Sharon
http://lovetopartyathome.blogspot.com

Nanette said...

Stopping by from The UBP. Happy blog party!

Katy Lin :) said...

what a wonderful party! :) just hopping over from UBP! so glad to have found you! :) hope you're enjoying the party! - i LOVE your playlist!

TwinHappyJen said...

Mmmm, cupcakes....

*slapping myself in the face*

ANYWAY, I'm just blog-hopping my way through the party and wanted to say hi! :-) I am bookmarking your blog so I can come back later, though!

Party on! ;-p

P.S. I always hate coming to a party empty-handed :-p But unfortunately, I found the party too late to add my own giveaway to the official party site, so I'm just doing one on my blog... if you're interested, though, you can visit me at http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/ for a chance to win a copy of my children's book: Two Snowflakes!

Cher said...

Stopping by to say Happy Blog Partying!

Audrey said...

HAPPY BLOG PARTYING

Exploramania said...

What cool cupcakes! Now I'm inspired to go make some. It's great to meet you through the party. ;)
-Carrie

KV Creative Designs said...

I am Party Hoppin! Hope you are enjoying the UBP too!
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy said...

Hullo,

Dropping in from the UBP '09 site to say hello. Love your site, if you get a chance some time, feel free to stop by mine..have a great weekend!

~ Ashley

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Future Mama said...

Nice meeting you! You have such a beautiful family! Too cute! Great blog party going on here, I have one going on at my place too! I'm a little late but visiting from UBP '09.

I'm not a mom yet myself but I'm thinking that may change one day soon! I'm trying to get the DL from moms on "the stuff they don't tell you beforehand!" haha.

Can't wait to pick your brain! And feel free to share your advice or secrets anytime!

Pamela Kramer said...

Here comes the prize train....TOOT TOOT!!!! You're a winner, stay tuned!

Mrs. Marine said...

Blog Party Woohoo! Talk about fashionably late, right, sorry. I have been sick which left me in a fog all last week, so I am still trying tomake my rounds. Better late than never I figured. Anyway, hope you had a great week at the UBP. Hope to see you again sometime!

Homemaker Barbi / Danelle Ice said...

I'm a little late in visiting from the UBP but still wanted to say hello! I hope you'll stop by and visit us as well.

Homemaker Barbi / Danelle Ice

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