No, I haven't been slacking... I'm in Aruba with my hubby for a much needed vacation! But I have to say that I'm definitely having cupcake withdrawals! I had thought about bringing my Babycakes machine, but I had a feeling Erik was looking forward to a "frosting-free" week. Going through the grocery store here in Aruba, it was difficult to stare at the baking aisle and not buy something. I could have picked up a cake mix and ingredients, but the thought of having to use canned frosting, coupled with the sadness that I didn't sneak a pastry bag and 1M tip in my suitcase just made baking in Aruba a passing thought. Well, not passing... I'm still obsessing over it because I could have posted cupcake pics at the pool bar, with the freaking HUGE iguanas, and under a hut on the beach. Next vacation, I promise!
So we met these nice fellow NY'ers yesterday at the pool. And I shared my blog address with Courtney. Courtney, if you have a chance to stop by and are reading this, leave me a comment and I will send you some cupcakes!
Now, we saw a building that said "take time to be nice", so in honor of this amazingly relaxing vacation, I'm going to do just that... take time to be nice... and have my first blog give-away.
My very first give-away is going to be for a cupcake essentials basket, complete with a 1m tip, pastry bags, greaseproof cupcake papers, AND (drumroll please.......) a container of your choice of buttercream frostings (which will be chilled if the winner isn't local). How can you enter this give-away? Simply leave a comment about your favorite cupcake, about your cupcake obsession, or just a "nice" comment. I will be randomly selecting a winner when we get back to the states and get settled (yeah, updating my blog from my iPad is a pain in the ass). So entries will be accepted through midnight on Wednesday september 22nd and a winner selected on Thursday the 23rd.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enter the give-away, and be on the lookout for a few new cupcakes next week!