This is dedicated to my friend Alicia in California. Remember her? I flew out to her a few years ago when she was getting married (see the blog story here).
And when I made these stenciled baby shower cupcakes, I thought they might match her belly perfectly.
A sweet baby girl, already leaving a trail of sparkly footprints (in the belly..and soon on her own path in the world).
Yesterday... I received this wonderful surprise in the mail, and it made me think about something interesting:
The girls from the troop designed this Amanda Cupcake patch after taking one of my classes, and now they proudly wear the patch on their sashes! This by far was one of the best presents I have ever received in the mail. That's when I realized I too, am on a maternal journey in my very own way. I am a cupcake fairy godmother to all these girls and all the babies/kids I meet along this cupcake journey! But you know what else is awesome about this "cupcake fairy godmother" responsibility? All the moms and mommies and daddies to be that I meet along the way. I share the excitement with them every time they visit me or I create a custom cupcake order for them. Maybe Alicia will ask me to be the cupcake fairy godmother for her baby girl?! I hope so.
See these two? They are husband and wife. Lizzi and Alex Brockmann.
They drove out to my cupcake mansion in the snow (as you can see above) and ordered an item off of my secret menu. A wish (and wishes are free at The Cupcake Mansion). All you have to do is ask for a handful of sprinkles to take outside and throw in the wind and make a wish. Lizzi didn't tell me what her wish was when she was throwing the sprinkles until her wish came true ♥ Lizzi is wishing in this photo..to have a baby..and she recently revealed to me that her wish came true. She is pregnant!
Since I am over 2000 miles away from Alicia during a precious time in her life, my hope through this blog is to share some fun cupcake ideas/recipes with her, and maybe someone who loves her can try to recreate their own cupcake love and it can be expressed to her across the miles! (and what's really awesome..now you can try these too).
Some Cupcake Fairy Godmother Inspiration:
BEEHIVE CUPCAKES ♥
Mini Baby Bump Cupcakes ♥
Baby Reveal Cupcakes (It's a boy):
For the NICU Nurses:
Handmade and delivered in person to the NICU nurses at St Elizabeth Hospital here in Appleton, Wisconsin. NICU nurses are wonderwomen! They should wear capes with their uniforms (and I believe that they are also fairy godmothers) ♥
Lemon Sundrop Cupcakes: (great to use with the beehive cupcakes)