A few weeks ago, a dream of mine came true.
I opened my cupcake shoppe!
And it isn't just any cupcake shoppe.
It is my vision.
A home for my cupcakes.
I call it The Cupcake Mansion because it should be a destination.
A place for people to fill their bellies (and mustaches, hair, skin!) with sugar and frosting and sparkles. But also a place with purpose, a place that fills you up with happiness like when you were a little kid.
This is the action. My friends & I preparing the cupcake mansion for lots o love. We were GLITTERIZING the wall in the shoppe. Yes, just throwing sparkles at the wet wall. (People asked how we did it.. we painted the wall with clear glaze and threw glitter all over it while it was still wet. Lots and lots of glitter!)
When I say this place has purpose..
it is more than just about making people happy.
I'm on a mission to use my God given gift of cupcake making to change lives :).
(which you may or may not have already known, but now I'm announcing it loud and clear!)
(cupcake skirt with glitter hearts!)
I painted some lives with delicious dreams a few days after my successful grand opening!I hosted a cupcake *surprise* party at my mansion for the New London Girls Dance Team.
22 girls who had just found out they were on the dance team. Their coach surprised them with a trip here ♥. And the girls thought they were going bowling! I can't even imagine what a wondrous shock it was when we threw glitter at them and exclaimed, "Welcome to the Cupcake Mansion!" when they walked through the door! ! ! !
my adorable assistant Billie who helped me throw glitter on the girls!
I taught them how to make rainbow cupcakes and how to make edible gems out of delights like m&ms, peanut butter cups, and Hershey kisses. ♥ I even prepared 22 edible words and ballet slippers out of pink candy melts so their cupcake could dance!
Some of their creations ♥
While I was teaching cupcakes in one room, my fairy godmother (Jane) taught the girls how to make ribbon headbands that they could wear. (So the ribbons would move with the girls when they danced)!
An adorable dance team/exchange student from Germany exclaimed the cutest thing ever: "I want to take my cupcake back to Germany!
There was one rule at this party.
If you stepped on the rug in front of the counter of goodies..(inevitable!!) you absolutely had to DANCE ♥♥♥!!
I asked the girls to make up a "cupcake dance". As I recall it involved a mixer..and the motion of eating a cupcake ♥ Hmm I am thinking cupcake dance flash mob in the near future?! Or a visit from Ellen Degeneres (it is STILL my goal to dance with her and eat a red velvet vegan cupcake with her and her audience)!
Glitter, smiles, sugar, music, dance, cupcakes.
"A laugh is a smile that bursts."..or so I have heard!:
Our "toast" to sparkly marshmallows and hot cocoa.
My Irish fairy godmother's sparkly marshmallow and hot cocoa toast:
An Irish Toast to Liars, Cheaters & Stealers:
May you lie your life down for family and friends,
May you cheat death & dishonor at every chance
And may you steal the hearts of those you love all life long.
The girls enchanted by her Irish toast ♥.
During the party I stepped back for a second to watch everything happening. And that was just it. This dream of a cupcake mission was "happening." My glittery cupcake heart was being shared with 22 amazing girls.
Their completed cupcakes on the cupcake skirt♥
Wrapped up in that little cupcake liner was a memory of a lifetime. D
Learning all about Amanda Cupcake ♥ on my wall of fame :)
Maybe you should make a wall of fame.
It really highlights all the wonderful people & experiences you meet when you take on life's adventures, no matter what they are! Do you have any idea of how rewarding it is to use all your seconds and minutes in life to do good for the world..and then sit back and watch it all unfold!? (or perhaps, watch it dance in this case).