Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fifteen Cupcakes

I have a secret that I am going to share with you...

I had FIFTEEN cupcakes within an hour last night.

Fifteen of my Tablespoon Cupcakes. Tiny, adorable little cupcakes. I found a bunch of tiny little paper cups for chocolates when I was cleaning out the pantry, so I decided to bake some tiny little cupcakes. Each little cupcake is just one tablespoon of cake batter. Aren't they cute?

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Wouldn't these look great for a wedding reception or baby shower, perched on lovely vintage spoons?

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(if you haven't yet, you still have time to enter my Dewdrop Handmade giveaway here).

87 comments:

Melissa said...

No! No more temptations, please! I've been seeing cupcakes on everyone's blog lately! I have zero willpower when it comes to those little devils.

Lindsey said...

I absolutely love your drawings. You are so amazing, as are your photos and your culinary genius! What cute little cupcakes!

Elle Bee... said...

Those cupcakes are amazing! Did you just bake them on a pan, or do you have teeny-tiny little cupcake trays?

LJ said...

I am making some of those as soon as possible!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Those cupcakes are adorable and look extremely delicious. My stomach is growling right now. LOL

photojoy said...

Great idea and cute! You are so creative and active!

Amanda K said...

OMG I love cupcakes!!
Those are absolutely adorable.

Kris said...

A great amuse-bouche!

RhiannonM said...

These are certainly adorable! and I bet delicious too! : )

Jessica Marie said...

LOL! when i first started reading this and i read that you had eaten 15 cupcakes i honestly stopped and thought about that for a minute trying to figure out how someone could eat 15 whole cupcakes.

Kaye Prince said...

Oh gosh Dionne, those are just too cute! I love them!

--C said...

What a great idea!! These are so cute. Not going to lie though, until I read your full post I almost threw up in my mouth thinking of eating 15 cupcakes in one setting :)

Michele said...

OMG! I looove them! Those are so freakin cute!

ReadyGo said...

So cute! What a great idea!

Pretty Neat Designs said...

These are amazing looking and I think I could have eaten 20 at least!

SK said...

they are so cute! did you use a tiny cupcake baking pan? or just put a tablespoon of batter into the cups??

Ashley Yazzie said...

D, the micro-cakes are inspired. I think you're right; for parties or showers these would be inspired. I'm really into tea and cakes, so these little sprites would be perfect for an afternoon tea time. They look totally professional, I think I may need a tutorial.

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

way to yummy for words.
your blog is so pretty!!!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Those look great!

Rebecca said...

i love this idea!!!

SK said...

Oh! That's great! I had some mini cupcake pans but they ended up burning when I tried... I will have to try your version out! Thanks :)

Phoenix said...

these are so cute. And I can't get over how beautiful your photographs are!

As for posting my "Get out and explore LA blogs" sooner... sigh. I know, I know... but you can live vicariously through me, and if you ever come back and visit LA, now you have a ton of stuff to do since I'm making this one of my regular posts. :)

DaisyChain said...

what an amazing idea!

Phoenix said...

That would be awesome! I'd love to be included and get to know more bloggers out here :) Thanks so much!

Vanessa said...

Aaaaah! I want!

Hannah said...

Aw! Those are so cute! My sister Grace is right next to me and she goes "Those are really cute! I want them"

They would look adorable for a wedding reception or baby shower.

Hannah said...

Now I'm craving those cupcakes...the frosting looks so glossy. Grace wants me to let you know that the pink one looks the best. (Pink's her favorite color.)

Amanda Nicole said...

I have a teeny tiny cupcake tin, and love it. I feel far less guilty about having a cupcake when it's a mere bite! They always go over well at parties too, since they're the perfect sweet finger food. These look scrumptious!

Ali said...

I'm OBSESSED!

T i f f a n y said...

Oh my goodness - that is SO stinkin' CUTE! Fun idea and I love the new "spoon fed" art!

Lily G. said...

These look delicious. Ok, you can justify having 15 cupcakes bc they were tablespoon size so it doesn't really count, haha.

Kotori said...

Such a good idea... I love the way they look! These would be perfect for a shower!

a little twig birdhouse said...

Those itty bitty cupcakes are so cute! What is your icing/topping? Adorable!

Dionne said...

It's just regular vanilla frosting (icing sugar, cream, butter, vanilla, food coloring).
But my secret tips to make it have that gloss are:
1. corn syrup!
2. after you've iced the cupcakes, run hot water over your spoon and smooth out the icing (but just a tiny bit so the icing doesn't get all runny). This makes the icing melt a little bit and gives it an extra-glossy sheen!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Hello Fellow Houstonite:
What adorable cupcakes and a great idea of any special event. You are incredibly creative! Thanks for your comment on my blog today; love it. Can't believe your in-laws actually have a pit!! So jealous. Thanks for the icing tip too. Can't wait to try that Xx deb

Miss B said...

Yes TOTALLY sweet idea!

abigail said...

adorable! such a great idea.

Lady Thirty said...

so cute!

smmmitten said...

cute! i love the glossy frosting... i want to eat them all!

Shanna Suburbia said...

Adorable! Did you use mini-muffin pans for this?

Iva said...

Spood Fed!! :) ahh soo cute! they look amazingly delicious. May I have 15 as well please :)

Hello, darling said...

These are SOOOOO cute. I love the photos and illustrations. Lovely ♥

Tracy-Girl said...

Oh my gosh... they are adorable!! I love it. I need to find some of those and make them. They would be so much fun to decorate!

esther lee said...

Scrumptious.

lyndsey | paper girl said...

um...YUM! i bet i could top your 15 cupcakes :) they are adorable and i'm sure they're delicious. what a cute idea -- agreed, perfect shower / reception food.

michelle said...

so freakin cute....love that!!!

m :)

Nicole Marie said...

absolutely adorable!! you make the cutest stuff!

Jackie M. said...

Yum--those look amazing. I love finnding new people on Blogger. Such a cute blog.

sassy studio said...

perfect for silver spoon fest! love the idea!

Blair said...

Oh, how incredibly adorable!!

iheartkiwi said...

oh my goodness! these might be just the thing for my wedding reception!

so sweet and simple at the same time.... and the vintage spoons add just the right touch.

now, must start collecting spoons. like yesterday.

Kiki said...

Oh gosh. Those are amazing! I want!!

piglet said...

Oh my, those are just too adorably sweet!

Anna said...

absolutely yummy. : )

aubrey said...

oh dear!
i've never ever had 15 cupcakes within 1 hour in my tamy..cogratulations!!:D
i bet they taste as delicious as they look...
xx

LaylaBaker3 said...

I cant wait to try these. they look simply delicious. Have you guys heard about the new book coming out? Cupcakes, Cupcakes & More Cupcakes! by Lilach German is a literally sweet recipe book, filled with creations ranging from classic New York Cheescake to Cranberry Pumpkin Seed. Some are very sophisticated, targating the adult crowd and then some are perfect for children birthday parties and family get togethers... theres something for everyone. It has includes stunning photos and addictional healthy recipes with different ingredients like green tea and lavender as well. Pre-order on Amazon.

Kristin said...

I love everything in miniature! Mini daschunds, mini cupcakes, mini coopers... all adorable. I love the idea of perching each little cake on a vintage spoon... definitely filing that one away!

Bonnie- amour amour said...

Hi! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!
I love your blog- and your cupcakes so much I just had to share on my blog! - I hope you don't mind!
Bonnie xx

polishedsense said...

You are such an artist! I love your style :) These cupcakes look delicious and I love the way you put them on spoons, so cute!

Love your illustration too :)

Happy Friday and have a great wknd girl!

xo,
Jessica

Carol said...

So so cute! p.s. I tagged you on my blog!

LBB said...

Those are way too cute! Great idea to put them atop vintage spoons too. Yum! :)

Michelle said...

This is the cutest idea ever! I just may have to try it.

yoli said...

so yummy! cute blog!

Jennee said...

those look so good.... I could do 15 in a hour for sure!

avant garde said...

that's the most fun wedding or shower idea i've heard of in some time. and yes as others have noted, i too love your drawings, very unique! happy weekend, now i want cupcakes, i'm blaming you :)

Dustjacket attic said...

Oh I saw this at Bonnie's and had to come over and say HI!

Lovely blog and those cupcakes are seriously cute!

xxxx

A Balancing Act said...

Those are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen! I could 100 of those if no one stops me!

piggyy said...

hello dionne, just dropping by to say hi =)

OMG you blog is so lovely! those cupcakes just made me hungry!!! and the banner at the top is so cutee!!!!

♥Aubrey said...

Yummy! I'm never one to pass up a cupcake. DELICIOUS

Kaye Prince said...

I know isn't that crazy?! I'd love to win $1000 for my book collection and you know exactly what I'd do with it...buy more books!

Monica said...

Great idea. These are too cute.

Aerin said...

Adorable! I have been on a tiny food kick, myself!

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Dash said...

yummy yummy cupcakes! youre a genius, dionne!

tales from an oc cottage said...

And we just happen to have a baby shower on the horizon...thx a million!

m ^..^

Liv said...

Oh my gosh...

Those look absolutely delicious. I must must must figure out how to make those.

So amazingly tempting.

✿Ji✿ said...

How adorable!♥
Thx for entering my giveaway!^^

Savvy Mode SG said...

OMG how cute. i wanna.... : )

seesaw designs said...

the number doesn't matter when they're so small! they look super yummy

Sarah said...

Ohhh, these spoons! They're perfect! Nice one!

Pamela said...

Yummy! What a lovely idea!

vargas said...

Those are really cute!

Bri said...

OOh now I really want to try this. They are too cute! And I love your drawings as well.

Ore, said...

some spoon designing in the works? :)

Justin said...

wow, those really are super cute. sorry for the late post, but I guess this is my first time visiting

jessica said...

Those are beautiful! And they look delicious!

Cupcakin' It Up said...

Ooo! Amazing pictures!! So cute!!