Thursday, September 24, 2009

Zebra Bug!

Cupcakes + Zebra Bugs = Smiles!
The Cupcake Cottage customer may find his or her way to our shop when out walking or biking, but most likely they make their way to pick up cupcakes in a vehicle. This summer when a customer came to pick up her order of babycakes we suggested that she park up front so we could help load the pink boxes in her car.
When she pulled up I couldn't help but grab my camera and ask if I could get some pics of her zebra-bug. Is this not the coolest paint job? It was a gift from her husband. =) I told her that I was surprised I had not seen her 'zippin' around Fort Worth, but she explained that she lived about 45 minutes south of the city. Yes, cupcake fans come from all over for our cuppies and we're glad for that!
Next time your heading south on I-35 keep your eyes peeled for this festive little car. It's bound to make you smile!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Faux Cupcakes!

They look good enough to eat, don't they?
Well they're not!
These are fake cakes and I was so impressed with how they look I
thought some of our cupcake connoisseurs might like to try their hand at making them.

I learned about it from Bella Couture, a wonderful little on-line shop that offers all sorts of cupcake companion accessories.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

We Break From Baking

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen."
~ Leonardo da Vinci
Sometimes the greatest thing you can earn is time! One of the goals in having our little business is to work to live and not the other way around. We don't have a mad stash of cash that allows us to randomly close our doors. Rather, we plan so that we can afford to take time for family matters, household chores and rest!
This Labor Day we will be spending time with our daughter in Colorado. It's Parents Weekend at the Air Force Academy and that's where she attends school. Our youngest son will join us, as will Shadow the Wonder Dog (our busy 10 year old border collie)! Maybe next year our oldest son will be able to join too. He started a job shortly after graduating UT in Austin and is learning all about earning that extra time. =)
The Cupcake Cottage will be closed:
Thursday 3 September thru Wednesday 9 September
and will reopen Thursday 10 September at 10:00 a.m.
We look forward to serving you on the many days we are open!