About a year ago a friend of mine asked if I would be willing to make cupcakes as favors for an event her porcelain-painting group was holding. Of course I would be happy to! Fast forward 12 short months, and it's time for the big event. Because the cupcakes were favors and not technically a dessert, my friend thought it would be cute to put them in teacups. I agreed. This is what we ended up with:
I thought they came out cute. Half were vanilla and half were chocolate.
She needed five dozen, so I had stacks by the time it was all over. There were cupcakes everywhere!
I think the purple swirls with the pearls were just about my favorites.
I may have been a little more partial to the pink ones. I saw the design over at Bird on a Cake and had to give it a go.
The blue ones were fun, too.
All-in-all, not a bad cupcake haul!
But when it was all done, I had some leftover cupcakes and some extra blue and purple icing. So I made hydrangeas.
Do you love hydrangeas? I do. I have loved them since I was a little girl living in San Diego. Some of the people in our neighborhood had HUGE hydrangea bushes in their yards. I was fascinated by the blooms.
I planted some hydrangeas in my yard last year. I accidentally put them in full sun in the middle of a drought. They were not amused. I managed to nurse them through the summer with daily watering and pep talks.
The weather was much more hydrangea-friendly this year. But only one of the bushes bloomed. And that one only bloomed once. As in, only one blossom (what on earth do you call an hydrangea blossom? It's made of bunches of flowers...). And it was pink. When I bought the plant, the pot assured me it was blue. My mom tells me to put an aspirin in the soil and the flowers will turn blue. I'll try that next year if we're still here.
Anyhoo, sorry for the rabbit-trail. Cupcakes in teacups rule! We put the saucers under the teacups at the venue. Even cuter!
That's all for today.