Sunday, June 14, 2009

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First, this was waiting for me when I got home from Kennewick. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this cookbook. The recipes just sound so yummy! Here's my short list of cupcakes to try first:
  • Rhubarb Cupcakes with Whipped Cream
  • Streusel Cupcakes - like little mini coffeecakes
  • Coconut-Pecan Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache
  • Tiny Cherry and Almond Tea Cakes
  • Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes
  • Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
  • S'mores Cupcakes
That's just the short list! There are so many great recipes and ideas in here. One thing I will say in Martha's favor - there is a picture for every recipe. This really appeals to me - I hate having a cookbook and not being able to see what they have envisioned. Granted, with cupcakes, it's not always that tough, but we feast with our eyes first, right? Buy this one - you'll use it again and again!

Now, what I completed this week while at my parents' house:

3 of those Emmeline aprons - by the way, Jen - not a good one for beginners! They did turn out really cute and I will be making more. My apron wall is getting full!

The Cherry apron:

The Watermelon/Berry apron:

The Red Polka-dot/Tulip apron:

I also finished something else, but it is someone's Christmas present, so you'll just have to wait. I'm super proud of it though. I got started on several other projects that will get finished this week before we go camping - I'll post pics of those as well when I'm all done.

It was a good week - we got to play outside, the kids got dirty and I got some things done. I might have finished more if JoAnn's carried more rick rack - I cleaned them out and still didn't have enough for my projects. Running errands tomorrow to get, among other things, MORE rick rack. I should buy stock in the company!

Edited to add:

I am so not going to be modeling these aprons until I look a little less round in them - I don't need to emphasize the fullness of the skirts. Sorry! Y'all will have to wait until about October for a live shop. These are meant to be sexy aprons - and I'm anything but at the moment!


Jen said...

I want to see you model those aprons so we can get the full effect! ;) Just the cover of that book makes me want to make cupcakes...too bad I've promised dh to keep the sugar out of the house for awhile...he needs to detox (we all do). ;)

Anne Bennion said...

I need to get your pattern because I am in desperate need of a new apron. If you saw the one that I wear, I am sure that you would scold me good!

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