Sunday, March 4, 2012

2nd Annual Cupcake Challenge and Winchester Star!!!

I did it again! I signed up to do the Red Wagon Ministry 2nd Annual Cupcake Challenge :)

For those that do not know the Red Wagon Ministry, it is a local organization that helps kids in need.  Specifically providing diapers for the needy. Last year I participated in their first Cupcake Challenge. Although I didn't win, I had a ton of fun and we raised a lot of money to buy diapers!  It was AMAZING!  You can find out more about this great organization by going to www.theredwagonministry.com.

This year the theme is Nursery Rhymes. I entered into the category of "Down in the Barnyard" and my rhyme is "Old McDonald".  Pretty sure I know what I am doing with decorations and flavor. I will post lots of pictures as I begin the process :)

The other day I was contacted by the Cupcake Challenge wonder woman, Ms. Jody Stephenson. She needed a few of us bakers to do an interview for our local paper, The Winchester Star.  We also needed to bring a cupcake and a recipe. Well I made Bryan go to our tax appointment alone just so I could go to the interview!  Myself and 2 other bakers were interviewed.  They took pictures of our cupcakes and us.  It was fun! I have never been interviewed for the newspaper before!  Pretty sure she said we would be in it on Wednesday, in the cooking section.  So you Winchester people keep an eye out!!

I made an updated version of my Orange Creamsicle Cupcake. My previous cupcake was a box recipe, but edited. This one is from scratch and has a cream filling and an even creamier frosting :)  Check out the recipe by clicking here or clicking on the name.  I wish I had a picture :( I forgot to take one. If I can get one from the newspaper then I will attach it later!

More updates to come!

Bake on!
Jean

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Time for Spring Cleaning :)

So, as you may have noticed I have not been posting much lately. I went through a bit of a Stampin' Up! slump.  I have been think a lot about life in general and what I am doing.  Due to several personal reasons, I have decided to let my demonstratorship with Stampin' Up! go. I cannot maintain the sales requirements myself, and I can't devote the amount of time I need to in order to make my love of paper crafting be a business.  However, this does not mean I won't be making and posting about cute paper crafts :) That will always continue.

I have decided to focus a lot more on baking and cupcakes. I have neglected the Batter.  Baking and decorating have always been a passion of mine and I have let it slide.

I have also revamped my blog a bit. Same with my Facebook page.  I will also be adding a page or so to the blog for just pictures of some of my creations. No directions, but just pictures of things I have done in the past that I love, or that are friend/family favorites.  Feel free to ask for directions for anything :) I will try my best.

So be prepared to see more of the Batter. Less Stampin' Up! updates. And hopefully just more posts of everything, Paper, Batter, & Stitch.

Craft on!

Jean