Monday, March 26, 2012

the weekend and hummingbird cupcakes


My weekend was filled with:
a trip to a classic donut shop where they set the standard for glazed donuts (more on this later)
a late night baking session where I baked hummingbird cupcakes for my grandma
a meet up with the cutest couple where we chatted about their wedding that I'll be shooting in July
a 75th surprise party for my grandma ... she was beyond surprised and so happy

The cupcake details:the hummingbird cupcakes were a hit. They literally remind me of Hawaii ... think a pineapple, banana, and coconut cupcake garnished with a dried pineapple flower and a sweet cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for Spring and best served with tea or a glass of refreshing lemonade. You can find the recipe here and I have to give thanks to Martha as this cupcake recipe was flawless. *Note I sliced my pineapple flowers thicker than suggested*

10 comments:

  1. Dried pineapple flowers?! How interesting and beautiful. What a fun idea!!!

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  2. This sounds like an absolutely heavenly weekend–and what a wonderful way to celebrate 75 years!

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  3. so weird...i was just looking at sideboard's yelp pics online. swear it!!!

    must. go. soon.

    btw that cupcake is perdy.

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    1. You will LOVE LOVE LOVE Sideboard and they serve Blue Bottle :) XOXO!

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  4. i can't believe you made that! beautiful! you are an artist :)

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    1. You always leave the sweetest comments!! Thank you!!! <3 And one day I'll get it together and send you your sweets. Bisous friend!

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  5. I'm always in Danville, I'll have to check out that cafe! The cupcake looks delicious, I love how everything you make has the cutest details. It makes them look so special :)

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  6. That cupcake is a work of art! I bet your grandma loved them.

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