I'm sure it comes as no surprise to any of you that there's a serious cupcake trend going on right now. From cupcake dedicated blogs (All Cupcakes, All the Time and Cupcake Bakeshop) to a huge selection of gorgeous cupcake recipe and decorating books (Hey There, Cupcake!, Cupcakes, Cupcakes Year Round, Cupcakes!, The Artful Cupcake, and Cupcake Cafe Cookbook) to specialty cupcake storage and carrying products (Cup-A-Cake and Tupperware Cake Taker) to bakeries that carry only cupcakes(!). And don't even search for cupcakes on Flickr unless you have a lot of time to drool! I guess I've fallen into the cupcake abyss because I am now dreaming of cupcakes day and night. It's something about their small cuteness, and the way that each one can be decorated as its own miniature masterpiece... with a larger cake, any given piece is usually not very exciting to look at once it's been cut and served. But cupcakes allow each person to have their own little piece of perfection that belongs to them alone.
Jane has been teasing my tastebuds lately with photos of her bright and beautiful creations - goodness knows she must be a wonderful mom if she has cupcakes coming out of the oven that frequently! And Elizabeth's Fourth of July cupcakes looked fantastic:
All of this is just a way of explaining that it shouldn't be a surprise that cupcakes have invaded my crafting in a big way. Here is the latest project I've been working on at buzzville - cupcake purses:
the traditional yellow cake with pink frosting,
chocolate cake with fluffy pale blue frosting,
and chocolate cake with bright green frosting.
These have drawstring closures that double as handles, and they're a great size for the essentials (keys, wallet, lip stuff, etc.). I'm thinking that these will be fun gifts for other, likeminded cupcake fanatics...
As a quick side note, this is buzzville's 100th post, and I'd like to express my sincere thanks and warm wishes to those of you who have extended your friendship my way. This blog has become much more valuable to me than I had ever imagined, largely because it's the vehicle through which I've met so many of you. I hope you will hang around for the next 100 posts!