Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 A Year of Firsts & My Favorite Recipes

2011 was a busy year & also year of many 1st's! So for this post, I'll share some of my favorites and the recipes that came out of them.
Let's start out with my grandson's 1st birthday. I had the honor of making his cake. At that point he loved trucks! I never took sooo much time with any other cake!! I love this little boy:)

Next big 1st was starting the planning for my daughter's baby shower. Another huge 1st and a miracle. No idea boy or girl, so everything was yellow and green. We made it all. Lime green & pom poms (thank you Martha for your tutorials as these were a 1st), Mini Key Lime Pies (another 1st), Cupcakes with Lime Print Pinwheels from my Etsy Shop and the centerpieces, which were daisies saved from their wedding day!

My one failure were the French Macaroons. I have not had the courage to try these again. Still can't figure out the problem.

Next came the hurricane which was probably the worst we've had around here and which made everyone very nervous as the baby was due soon.
This was the 1st time I have ever seen such damage to our beaches and boardwalks.
Hurricane cupcakes came out of this 1st.

Finally, the best 1st of this year- Ellery Jane!
& of course Mini Pink Cupcakes were baked for the store in honor of this tiny perfect little girl!

Most of my recipes in this 2011 blog were 1st's. From whoopie pies to making purple roses until 2 am but nothing can beat the feeling of being "Ama" to two little 1st's in my life!
Happy New Year & looking forward to another year of 1st's!

Let me know what you think!


  1. Great post. Love that sweet little Ellery Jane.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Congrats on beautiful Ellery Jane! She is beautiful. Love all the cupcakes...makes life happy!
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    Happy New year!

  3. Wonderful post! 2011 was a great year. Happy new year and keep the posts coming in 2012. Miss you!

  4. Beautiful cupcakes! Sorry about those macaroons, they would have been a beautiful color! ;)

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  5. The cake and cupcakes are great! Love the truck! I have never attempted macarons and want to but they dont seem very easy! thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  6. You were busy in 2011. Can't wait to see what you come up with for 2012. Thanks for visiting me!

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