6.17.2011

in the kitchen with cupcakes

Cook's Set, Measuring Set, & Dress: c/o Francesca's Collections
Vintage Belt: Estate Sale
Steve Madden Oxfords: Dillard's
Mustache Necklace: c/o Messes of Dresses

The folks at Francesca's Collections sent over some adorable cupcake paraphernalia, so Hannah G. and I decided to make an evening of baking. I'm challenged when it comes to most culinary things, but for some reason, I really enjoy baking. Even still, I'm not incredibly adventurous when it comes to out of the ordinary flavors, so I let Hannah take the reigns for this one.

She altered this Martha Stewart recipe by adding in some Basil Hayden's bourbon––though I'm sure Martha mixes in some booze too, even if it's not listed on the recipe; I've seen her on Conan enough to know––and some miniature Reece's cups.

Hannah drank some champagne, and I sipped on some ice wine while we waited for them to bake. Once they were done, we got impatient waiting for them to cool––as usual––and ended up sticking them under the vintage fan. They were ready in no time! For the icing, Hannah used a Tofutti cream cheese and a whole lot of lemon zest, and it ended be a little too zesty for me, so we made a separate batch without the lemon.We finished them off with some good old fashioned sprinkles, because duh, we were making cupcakes and who doesn't want sprinkles?

I wish you guys could've been there! There were plenty of extras to go around. The baking accessories from Francesca's were really cute and will hopefully inspire me to do stuff like this more often. We both had such a good time. And lucky for you guys, Francesca's is offering 30% off on one single item to all of my readers (code: "BLOSSOM"), so be sure to check it out while you have the discount!

Update: This is Hannah's amazing kitchen, not mine. In fact, her entire house looks this good! I wish I would've remembered to take more photos of it while I was there. Oh well, it's just another excuse to go back for more baking!

20 comments:

nicole said...

So cute! I love the addition of Basil Hayden's! YUM. This site has great cupcake ideas, too: http://mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com/

xo.

Jenny Holiday said...

Party!! Thanks for the links! :)

Happy Summer girlies!!

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herecomesthesun said...

I love your kitchen table!

I only just got into baking this year (I'm much more confident with dinners) but I am loving it!!

Shelby said...

i love to bake these are great pics!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Um, first things first, you kitchen is adorable. That table and chair set is just too much. I'm in love! Okay, your outfit is super sweet. All the teal in these photos is making me so happy. Wish I could have been there too. The cupcake look super yummy.
XOXO

SoFashionistica said...

Those look like yummy cupcakes...I want one! As for your dress, it's very pretty I like the pattern of the lines!

francescascollections said...

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Jo said...

Mmm, they look so delicious! And of course, I adore your dress! Remember to enter my £100 ASOS giveaway!

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Rebeccak said...

Oh yum! and how adorable is your kitchen!

Pippa said...

This looks like so much fun :)
When im baking, i only trust doing it with my gran as she is the best at it always! And she lets me lick the bowl! Nothing I ever make would be able to compete with it! :)
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Millie and Me said...

wow so yummy <3

claire, x

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Amrita said...

these cupcakes are so cute! the pictures make everything look so yummy

JelenaDoll ~ said...

yummy yummy cupcakes... I love baking also but i just don't do it often enough. and lol your last pic is awesome !

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

These look amazing!

Great bottle of champagne too ;)

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arctoswatch said...

cupcakes..mmmm..I am like Home Simpson now. I like your fashion blog. :D

Jamie Rose said...

Your dress and those cupcakes are all so cute! Looks like you had a fun time making them!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww little homemaker. I want a cupcake now!

Adie Andrews said...

Oh what a cup cake beauties :) I love that colorful inspirations on the top

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Chelle said...

Cute photos! Love the dress as well- reminds me of a 50's diner. Love it! The cakes look yummy too!

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Aaron said...

Adorable photos. I like this cups. Great design. Keep up the good work.

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