Sunday, March 20, 2011

in the works....

Working on something rather big.
Well, it seemed that way as I was quilting it, at least!

details to follow.....

Friday, March 18, 2011

cupcake fail!

So I really try to be honest on my blog here....
and it would not be fair to only post crafty things that go well here.
And so here goes....

today's crafty item didn't go that well.
There's a family dinner for my niece's birthday.  She's 20.  I offered to make cupcakes.
I love cupcakes!  I generally do cupcakes well!
I wanted to make them special and personal!
{can't you just hear the sad music beginning?}
Her favorite colors are green and purple.....

and so I ....
I bought fancy purple flower cupcake liners.
I made up 2 cake mixes:  a chocolate one and a white cake. 
{Here's where my judgment started to fail me}
I dyed the white cake green.

and I layered them.
and then added the purple icing 
{why purple icing??}
and sprinkles...
{I thought they'd help!}

It's a fail.
They look like I'm taking them to a 3-year-old's monster-themed party!
{so embarrassed}

And yet I'm taking them anyway because (a) they taste good, and (b) I don't have time to remake them.

We all know the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Apparently so is the road to unattractive cupcakes.