Monday, March 31, 2008

Cupcakes!

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I saw these cupcakes on someone's blog (sorry I don't remember who's) and I knew I had to try them. I love lemon and I love cream cheese frosting...the two together are divine! So much for the diet!
I bought the little sign-holder stand yesterday. I've been wanting one of these and I was so happy to find one locally.

The recipe for the cupcakes can be found here. I added a little extra powdered sugar to the frosting so I could pipe it on. I also added some lemon zest to cake batter. They are yummy!

UPDATED to add: I should know better than to put something on my blog and not let you know where I got it ~ The cupcake holder I bought at Target, it's made by Wilton. I've also seen them at Michaels. Click here (mine is smaller than this one). The little sign holder I bought at a small shop in downtown Campbell, California called Garofalo's. They don't have a website but you can see the shop here. The owner Cyndi told me her friend is opening a new shop across the street in May that is going to be more "romantic decor" I can hardly wait...a romantic decor store in my own city! When they open, I'll take photos of both to show you. Since you probably don't live close to Campbell you can find similar ones on eBay. Click here.

47 comments:

A Romantic Porch said...

Those look divine.

kacey said...

Oh, those look so good. And I love the sign holder. I think I'll look for one of those too when I'm out.

Anonymous said...

Dear Cindy: I was sitting here gazing at the picture of the lemon cupcakes when just outside the window two cardinals landed on the birdfeeder.  I felt so uplifted after this very long winter that I just had to write you to say "Thank you for such a beautiful blog."  This is my first visit.  You are an inspiration to me.

debbie said...

Perchance did you espy these lovelies at Button Willow Cottage? I just came from there and am so inspired to whip up a batch and serve them out amongst the daffodils for tea. Pretty AND yummy -- a true treat!

Anonymous said...

Cindy- Where did you find that sign holder? It's too cute!!!!!

Laura said...

You're cupcakes look so much prettier than the ones on the recipe!! YUM!! I Love the stand .. please post where you found it.. I have never seen one like it!!
Thanks again for such a heartwarming blog!!!!

Sharon said...

I love your blog. It's one of the first things that I go to each day. Thanks for all of the work that you put into it!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Thanks for the recipe Cindy! I am going to make these for sure...I love lemon! ...love the lil sign holder too.....
Hugs,
Robin

Lallee said...

Cindy, these look so good and you have them displayed so beautifully. I was looking at the pic on flickr first--love it even more against your blue background!

Victoria Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe...they sound so yummy! Hope you had a relaxing weekend. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

paperjunk-lc said...

Yummy! This week on Martha Stewart she is featuring cupcakes! She said she and her staff looked at many blogs to get their inspiration. Who knows maybe she stop by!

Glenda said...

I found that or a similar cupcake holder at Lucky during easter time.
Did you do the sign calligraphy ? It's wonderful.
I need to bake. I bought a kitchenaide mixer a few months ago and still have not used it.
They look yummy. I be over to try them.

Glenda

Donna Kay said...

Cindy - I don't think I have ever left a comment on your blog before - this weekend I read your blog from beginning to end and don't think I have ever enjoyed anything so much!!!! Thanks!!!! We have a lot in common - I am also a single Mom of 2 (both girls, though) my 16 year old is still at home and that is an adventure in itself. I seem to have the same luck you do with men - hopefully that is all going to change from here on....I also work full time and wish like everything that I could quit tomorrow....anyway don't want to get too personal here, but believe me we have lotz and lotz in common.

I am just getting started with my blog and you have been such an inspiration to me to re-do my little house - I went to some garage sales this weekend and I found a white birdhouse - I bought it and thought, "Now, what would Cindy do with this, it's already painted white!!!" - HA!

Tomorrow hopefully I will post my treasures.

Just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work!!!

Donna

Alison Gibbs said...

How yummy your cupcakes look.
Alison

Lori said...

One word comes to mind...

Heaven!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! Those cupcakes look too pretty to eat! Don't tell me you COOK too??? You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing these photos. Excuse me now, I think I'll go make cake for dinner..hee hee.. Have a great week! xoxo ~ Joy J.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I have got to see if they are at our local Target.

That is the first cupcake holder I've seen that I think very pretty.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Cindy - those look so great! Just hearing you talk about Campbell makes me miss California so much... We used to love to go to breakfast at the Cook Book in the Pruneyard (way back in the late 70's/early 80's). I don't even know if any of that is there anymore, but what lovely memories!

I just wanted you to know that I've given you a "You Make My Day" award on my blog. Thank you for your inspiration and kind comments you've left... Donna

Gayla said...

This is cupcake week on Martha Stewart's website and you can send in pictures of your cupcakes for entry in a contest. Yours are so pretty, you should try it!

Anonymous said...

Tender Heart Treasures has sign holders that are quite similar(they call them a photo stands).

http://www.tenderheart.com/thtibeCSrdSrchDisplay.jsp?cg=-200&ds=0&dr=20&st=kw&cpg=0&tsb=Y&kw=photo+stand

You have to get through a lot of "country" items, but they do have many cute shabby/cottage things too. (they usually have a great deal on shipping too and if
you're not in Nebraska, there's no sales tax either.Cute & a good deal!).

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy,
These cupcakes look so pretty and delicious! I will have to try them. thanks for sharing. Love the sign holder too!

that store looks devine. Wish it were in my area you lucky duck!
:(

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

You are so funny Cindy, putting that update. Thank you, appreciate it. Oh those cupcakes look yummy! I am so into cupcakes lately. Ya, so much for the diet is right. I keep saying I am going back to WW but then I feel the need to bake. What is a girl gonna do? Thanks for your sweet comment about my bedroom. You should have hope because I know there are more good men out there.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

the feathered nest said...

The sign holder is cute and the cupcakes look yummy!

Manuela

Julie said...

I love the tag holder and have seen them used at weddings to identify the food on a buffet table.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Cindy, I just got my Romantic Country magazine and saw your article. How fabulous for you. The article was great and it's so cool to say "I know that lady.". Way to Go! ~ Lynn

PattieJ said...

They look beautiful AND yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I LOVE lemon cupcakes, course, I LOVE chocolate ones too! lol.

Pattie

Tara said...

I have seen you use your Target find before--it just makes the cupcakes look so classy!

Joy said...

My sister had one of those cupcake holders and brought it for Easter. They look so cute and fancy. I love your sign holder though.

Rosemary said...

OMG Cindy,
Lemon is my favorite of all flavors. I'm not big on chocolate, but I love lemon.
Those look amazing!! Thanks for all of the info. I have been looking for a sign holder for awhile now.
Thanks for visiting me, and I wish you could have come to the flea market with us too.
Rosemary

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I love your little sign holder. Love the cupcakes also, I will need to make them, they look sooooo good!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm not a big cupcake fan but I can almost taste the lemon zest in these! I'm making them this weekend for sure! I can't wait!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Hey Cindy,
I JUST got my issue of Romantic County .... I was so proud of your article and seeing your lovely home in print... you are so amazing.
Have you had tons more hits on your blog since it came out? Seems like I see new people all the time.. cause you are so wonderful
Hugs
Linda

Cottage Way of Life said...

Wow Target and Michaels carries those? I will have to get one!!

I love lemon and cream cheese frosting myself. Those sound like a dream! :)
-Sarah

The Desperate Diva said...

Oh YUM...!!! CUPCAKES...:)

I LOVE cupcakes and trying new recipes too and these look and sound so good. I have a cupcake display too and I LOVE it.
Hugs,
Dianne

Amy said...

I love the way you have displayed your cupcakes. I have seen cupcake stands, and the more I see them, the more I really need to get one too. Thanks for telling us where we can purchase one. The cupcakes look yummy. I will be making them for sure! Amy

Susie Q said...

Your baked goods are always such a delicious treat for the eyes...and I am sure they are for the taste buds as well!
We have that cupcake stand too. It is fun to use for many things!
The little sign is adorable!
I love that picture you added to your sidebar you gorgeous red head you!

Hugs,
Sue

Teresa ~ French Poppy said...

Your blog is so pretty, and those cupcakes look so very yummy.

Teresa

kathyjune said...

Cindy, Cindy, Cindy!

I am compelled to write you for many reasons. I have never posted a comment on a blog before..thus a newbie.

First and foremost, I stumbled upon your blog quite by accident but when I needed your inspiration the most. You, your home, your ideas, your creativity, your inspiration - WOW!

Our home is large, eclecticly furnished....cottage, shabby chic, comfortable...you name it. I had subscribed to Romantic Homes, Victoria and Country Home for years and gleaned ideas from them and every cottagey gift shop and home for years. However, I have come to the place in my life where everything in my house was beginning to look like a gift shop. I love the shabby chic/cottagey look, but need my version much simpler.

I have a shelf going around the total three walls of our guest room and just this past weekend took every single thing down, readying it for a garage sale. I removed every "foof", every flower, every doily.....ready to start again...simpler. Seeing snipets of your beautiful home (my eye going immediately to your shelves) gave me renewed hope AND energy. I'll be bringing some of my things back out of the garage sale boxes!!

So THANK YOU for taking the time to share your life and your talents with those of us who really appreciate it. I hope to pick up a copy of "your" magazine tomorrow and I plan to bake the cupcakes on Friday!

You are a blessing and an inspiration to me!!!

LISBETH---<-@ said...

I just love your vintage pillow cases , they are so elegant and beautiful. Ebay is fun...
And the jewelry, mamma mia!!!... I want....:o)
Your cupcakes..want them too..
Hugs

Robyn said...

Just lovely!
Hugs,
Robyn

Sweet Designs said...

Yummy, great looking cupcakes, I love making them too, so much more fun than a regular cake.

J Leigh said...

I love the cupcakes, the holder and the sign holder! I have been looking for a sign holder as such....sad it didnt' come from someplace that we have out here in Tn too!

Mo said...

Hi Cindy, Loved the sign holder. I called the shop you bought it at and they are saving 2 for me. My friend and I are going on Saturday to pick them up. Campbell is only 40 minutes away from me, lucky me. Looking forward to our little road trip. Love your blog. I live in the bay area and it is nice to have someone not only in the same state but that live close that like the same cottage shabby chic style and you are right there are not to many store's around.
I'll let you know what else we found in Campbell.
Mo
San Lorenzo, CA :-)

BrownEyedGirl-- said...

This post just made me moan and say "Mmmmm, cupcakes."

"Cupcakes: it's what's for dinner."

row. said...

Hi Cindy, Just a note to tell you I made these today-I already was going to after reading your blog but then I got my KRAFT magizine and there on the cover, and I have to tell you they are so delish! my family loves them. thanks for sharing.

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missroyaldisaster said...

These cupcakes look almost unreal, like they belong to a doll house or something. I am not an eater myself to be honest but I love how the food looks in most of the cases and these little guys sure look stunning! And thanks a lot for such an adorable post!