Sunday, 14 June 2009

Trying to keep up with it all.

The title says it all really, life in the cupcake house is just flying by with me trying to keep up. The washing, cleaning (ha! what cleaning lol), cooking, orders, making stock for fairs Argh! one in a couple of Saturdays time, I'd better get me finger out. Or my stall will have a minimalism look about it. If you are around on the 27th June Mollycupcakes will be at the Maidstone farmers/craft market from 9am-1pm. They are celebrating their 2 year anniversary. Come along and say hello.

Right the big 2 has been and gone. But I'll still be running a giveaway, just pop a comment on this post, telling me your favourite Summer cake and your fav colour. The cupcakes will pick out 2 winners on the 25th June. And a packet of treats will wing their way to the lucky ones, well I'll have to have 2 winners won't i x

Good luck to everyone x

The beginning of this month also saw my step Daddy turn 77, happy birthday you wonderful man, so glad you enjoyed your old fashioned sweets, hand made cards and DVD's. You deserve lots of treats. Love you x

I've popped my 2 favourite photos on here because they remind me of how you truly are and will always be in my heart forever. I know you will never be the same because the finger of fate has pointed, labeling you with a form of dementia and the Daddy that i once knew will be only a memory but one i will hold on to with all my heart. Keep smiling and be strong, thinking of you and Mum everyday.

This weekend just gone saw fabulous weather here in Kent, so we made the most of it and got out in our garden and up the allotment for both days. Lots of weeding, sorting, moving of some plants, watering and eating of strawberries.
Both the cupcakes played games of who can get the wettest and muddiest lol as you can see from Daisy's face, she won the wet right through the skin game. "Oh that's cold water Mummy" and Molly got the dirtiest but you can't really see it on here. Grubby grubs hehe! It was all good fun and we wouldn't have them any other way. My little earth children.
Some big sister cuddles in the sun dried them both oh and some more strawberry eating helped lol
It's wonderful having time out in the fresh air, it gives me a break from the painting and i go back to it with fresh ideas and am raring to go.

Being outside so much has inspired me to do these cute little birds.
They come in all of my colours but I've chosen just pink for this display and if they sell well at the market and fairs, I'll make them a new item on Mollycupcakes. What do you think, aren't they tweet sweet!

I'm loving my willow sticks supplied by our local fabulous florist Drury's we're luck to have them just up the road and they have the most amazing flowers and gifts in there. Well worth a pop in if your ever over this way. If you look inside you might even find a bit of Mollycupcakes in there too lol (i know shameless plug).

While picking up the sticks, I couldn't leave this beautiful peony behind, i dream that my little one in a pot will someday turn out to be this lovely.
The look and smell of it just says Summer is coming. So happy Midsummer, i think it's this Sunday on Daddies day. Enjoy the rest of the week and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway.
Many hugs x


madmummy said...

Hi Catherine!
Sounds like you have been a really busy bee! Congrats on being 2!!! I recently made some coconut and carrot muffins (recipe from Meridian Ariel's blog) and they were delicious, so think I would say they are my summer fav's!!
Hope you are all well, so nice to see the sunshine huh!!
xxx Steph

bekimarie said...

I don't know about fave summer cake but my all time favourite is carrot cake, it has to be moist though.
It goes without saying, my favourite colour is pink. Hmmmmmmmmm, pink carrot cake, what do you reckon? 'hehe'!
Have a good week sweetie
Beki xxx

Pixiedust said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! My what a busy bee you've been. Your littleuns look so cute in that pic :o). My fav cake ummmm thats tricky, any cake really, but I suppose carrot cakes my favourite, and my fav colour is green. xxx

Devon Dumpling said...

Looks like you have been making the most of the sunshine and I don't blame you!!!!!!!!

My favourite cake is coffee sponge cake (just coffee, none of this messing around with walnuts and the like) and my favourite colour is purple! x

claire said...

Congrats on reaching the ripe old age of 2 :)
My favourite summer cake is lemon drizzle cake. Fave colour is tricky as I'm a bit of a favourites tart and change all the time hehe!! Pink is always up there, baby and at the mo hot pink too. And I love red. ooh and as its summer I'm liking lemon :)

LittleGem said...

Oooh a whole load of lovely pink photos in this post!! My fave colour is pink :) Congratulations on your 2nd birthday! I am having a birthday giveaway on my blog too if you'd like to join in xx

LissyLou said...

Happy 2nd bday.
My fave cake has to be a big juicy carrot cake and my fave colour is white (clean and classic)
Have a good week x

jules said...

wow is there enough hours in your day, the weather has been good here too so the veg plot has had a bit of pampering from me, whilst he who thinks he should be obeyed tinkers with his wall building!! I would love to be entered in the cake give away my favourite is battenburg you can't get it here so to receive some in the post would be FAB!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

I like the look of your cup cake!

But a favourite summer cake is a Victoria sponge filled with fresh strawberries & clotted cream - mmmmmm!


April said...

Happy 2nd birthday sweetie! Now you must know by now that my favourite colour is PINK but a favourite cake is harder - however will go for a good old fashioned Victoria Sponge

April xx

Rubyred said...

Ooohh, so difficult to choose a favourite cake,eermm,still thinking, I am partial to Lemon fondant fancies, never say no to carrot cake either!
My favourite colour is red!
Hope you get all your stock made in time!
Rachel x

JacquiMcR said...

Catherine, my favourite summer cake would have to be strawberry pavlova with lots of cream. I love all shades of blue from very pale right through to turquoise and into green. Good luck with the fayre - jacqui x

Nelly said...

those little birds are so sweet. My fav cake has got to be passion cake and fav colour is duck egg blue.

Isobel said...

Hi Catherine,
As a cake lover is hard for me to choose one, but I will have to keep it cliché and say that my favourite is a nice, fresh Victoria Sponge. Hummm... My mouth waters just thinking of it. :) And as favourite colour, blue is always a winner.
Congratulations on your 2nd birthday!!
Take care. x

lou said...

Your step dad looks lovely, I think step dads are the best, well mine is anyway.

There is no way I could pick a favourite cake, I love all cake. :0)

One of my favourite colours is white!

Every time I see pictures of your girls they seem to be looking more grown up.

Love Lou xxx

PS. happy 2nd birthday!

bonnie said...

Wow you have been a busy bee...i'm sure the stall will look lovely on the day! My favourite Summer cake is strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and the juiciest strawberries...reminds me of Summer but also another fave of mine is lemon drizzle cake....yum!! Congrats on being 2 and good luck with your creations :) Bonnie x

Kelly said...

oh i love a mocha cake! & my favourite colour(s) would be green/blue shades!

happy 2nd birthday x

Lucy said...

What gorgeous questions- I have spent some time deliciously thinking about cakes and colours and finally decided that my favourite cake would have to be vanilla cake with thick butter icing- mmmmm! As for colours- that was a little trickier as I love so many and change my favourites from week to week depending on what I see and do- but I think it would have to be red- such an energetic, warm and hapy colour!

Apple Valley said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!My favourite colour is pink. I love most homemade cakes but I think for summer it would have to something with stawberries in. xxx

Bobo Bun said...

Favourite cake is a chocolate one that never shrinks. Each slice I eat my cake stays the same size (same for my cake filled tummy). Colours are anything from palest mint greens through to teal blue.

Now hanging my head in shame about the swap. Guess you are too - do you think we'll win a prize for being the longest ever to actually send our parcels.
Lisa x

Lisa Smith said...

Catherine, congratulations on turning are delightful to visit! And such yummy questions: favourite colour is definitely pink, and cake is carrot cake (minus the walnuts:), as cupcakes, of course! It will be interesting to see what the top favs are.
=^..^= Lisa in Lake Oswego