Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keep Calm and Cruise On

My friend Crystal asked me to bake cupcakes for her birthday (yay). The plan was for everyone to meet at a local park for breakfast burritos made by Chef B. Ray (her husband), go for a bike ride and then come back for cupcakes.

All was going according to plan until my fantastic bike (a cruiser purchased from Walmart) decided to poop-out on me. sad panda. So, I rode/rolled/walked back to my mom (who was visiting from Wisconsin) and we set up the dessert area.

It's hard to be mad at my bike when it's so darn cute!!

I LOVE table settings (or truck setting in this case), birthday parties and obviously cupcakes. So, as much as I was bummed to miss the bike ride, I had fun decorating with mom.

Let me take a minute to say that my mother is WONDERFUL and she never ceases to amaze me. She lives in a church... seriously. Check out her blog.

We used a pink/orange color pallet (Crystal's fave) and mom made the flower arrangement inside a pumpkin. We got the pumpkin and flowers from my friend Linda's garden (it's breathtaking).

I made Straw-Berried Treasure Cupcakes (recipe here) and they were deeeee-lish! I added a small dusting of pink and orange sugar to the top and a little cupcake topper that said "Keep Calm and Cruise On".

After some pictures we all sang, ate cupcakes and hung out. It was a great way to spend the morning. Oh and the fantastic aqua truck is Brian and Crystal's and I'm in LOVE with it!

Happy Birthday Crystal!!!


  1. I think you're pretty amazing, too. xoxo- mom

  2. Super cute. You should enter some of your ideas in this weeks CSI Project challenge; it's all things party (which you rock at!).