Mandy’s Photo Contest

Mandy has a photo contest every week, and I’m never good about entering.  BUT since this week’s theme was food, how could i resist??

Below is the whole photo of the cupcake that is the banner at the top of this blog.  Enjoy!

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the rachel blog

this weekend was a busy one, a fun one and a sad one, all wrapped into…well, one.  i celebrated the thirtieth birthdays of two fabulous ladies from two of my “worlds” – san carlos world (where everyone loves wine, books and shoes) and law school world (where everyone loves wine, celebrity gossip and, well, shoes.) one of the birthday ladies is also making another transition in her life, going back to school! my beloved rachel, one of my fasion gurus and and icons, is abandoning me for the east coast. okay, abandoning may be strong, but that’s how much i love this girl! in honor of her send off, i, as the chairman of the baked goods committee, made some special treats for this lovely lady.  i hope you enjoy the pics as much as we enjoyed making (*and eating*) them. (the blue liner is vanilla cake w/vanilla buttercream, the silver liner is coconut cake with cream cheese frosting, and the yellow liner is key lime cake with vanilla frosting) all from scratch, all delicious (if i do say so myself…and i do.)


It begins again…

The baker lay dormant for a while. Never fear, she has awakened! Stay tine for some delicious updates!

Fourth of July

yes, i recognize that the fourth of july was months ago, but i was studying for the bar, give me a break!! i did take some time out to make some treats for the fireworks show that the twenties went to in foster city. Coming soon: pics of our make-your-own-cupcake-birthday-extraveganza, dinner club delights, and a Hogwart’s Halloween Celebration! enjoy!

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Bianca’s Shower – Cookies and Cupcakes!

i was so blessed to help throw a shower for my sweet friend bianca.  we have survived law school together, and after we pass the bar – she is getting married! here are some treats i whipped up for her shower.

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easter baskets

i saw this post on bakerella’s blog and thought i would try these for easter.  mine didn’t turn out quite as cute, but they were a hit!

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mother’s day cupcakes

although i couldn’t spend mother’s day with my dear sweet momma, i did get to celebrate with my sweet mother in law, her sister and their mom.  it was a fun day to spend time with these ladies, and i made a few cupcakes for their enjoyment. 🙂

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