So one day I decided to start a cupcake blog….

FotorCreated Well, like the caption says, one day I decided to start a cupcake blog. I have been making cupcakes for several years now. It started when a dear friend had a birthday and saw Margarita Cupcakes online and asked if I could make those. So I did, and my life has not been the same since. I have truly enjoyed discovering and trying new recipes and changing up ingredients or mixing and matching fillings and frosting to make some of my own creations.

Since this little journey began, I’ve entered several OC Fair competitions, made cupcakes for fundraising events, and even sold cupcakes to people for different occasions. But most importantly I’ve had fun doing it! I enjoy watching people when they try my cupcakes and getting feedback, both positive and not so positive. I’ve had my share of flops or duds, and at least one utter failure, but I think I’ve turned things around on occasion by improvising, and the people enjoying my cupcakes have been none the wiser.

I am planning on using this blog to share my triumphs, failures and ideas with others and also, if I can figure out how, to post links to recipes I’ve used for some of the cupcakes. I have gotten many ideas from Pintrest, the internet, and even Facebook posts people have shared with me. I will always make sure to try to give credit where credit is due for any recipes I post.

I need to thank a few people first…

To my friend Phil Nigash, thanks for your help in starting this blog. When I asked you for your opinion about it I knew you’d provide useful insight and encouragement. However, when you jumped right in with both feet, helping me get a domain name, find wordpress, etc. well that went above and beyond, and since I’ve known you, you’ve always been that way. So, thanks for all the support in this new venture.

To my kids Katie and Matt, thanks for your support and encouragement. When I asked your opinion about starting a blog you were both very supportive and thought it was a good idea, so we’ll see how this goes. Also, thanks to Matt for his help in setting up this first post. I know you’ll need to continue to provide tech support for me as I’m new to all of this.

And finally, thanks to my husband Don and all my family, friends, and co-workers for being my guinea pigs and willingly trying my recipes at Sunday dinners, parties, or just because I sent them over or dropped them by your house. Many of you have encouraged me to enter contests, or purchased cupcakes for occasions or just because I had extra to sell, and I appreciate all of you so much.

Wow, so that’s it my first blog post. Sorry I’m so long winded but you’ll find I’m not a woman of few words. (ha ha) Enjoy!