Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Doctor is In.....With a Giveaway!!!

Hi there!! Welcome to my blog.

My name is Trish and this blog is dedicated to the study of everything that is sweet....cupcakes are my favorite but I also love decorative cookies, cakes and other whimsical desserts. Simply put, it makes me happy.

People often ask me how I find the time to bake and decorate and explore this world of confectionery bliss.  My answer......"How can I NOT, find the time?"

Yes, it is true, I am a wife...a mother...a daughter, a sister, a friend and a Physician Assistant at a busy medical practice and despite all of this I will always make time to dream of my next cupcake decoration.

Why???  Easy.  It's Therapy.   

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of my "therapists" over the next few posts along with the work they have inspired in me and others. 

These women are some of the most amazing decoraters, bakers and Internet ROCKSTARS in the world of cupcakes, cookies and cakes.  I wish I lived next door to these awesome ladies. 

They, however, probably feel otherwise.  It would borderline on stalking. :)

So here is the first:

1.  "Dr"  Melissa Diamond

This is the only still shot from her website because all of her other "pictures" are videos.  Melissa operates an amazing online "school" for cake decorators.  Amateurs accepted...look at ME!  I will never forget clicking on her icon when I was blog surfing.....I was hooked! 

Melissa and I meet for therapy whenever I need it.  She is  awesome that way.

What a great therapist!  I just log on to her site and begin my "session". 

Thanks Melissa.  I hope you don't mind that I violated Doctor, patient confidentiality...he he!

In honor of Melissa I plan to give away a one-year membership to!!! 

Once I get my following up, I will use to help chose the lucky winner.  Only requirement?  You have to LOVE sweets like me! 

Oh...and you will need a cupcake kit to get started right?? Well, I will throw this in too - The Wilton 12 piece decorating set!:

Want to know how I made the Peanuts Inspired Cupcake Topper??

It's Easy You Will Need:

*Colored fondant or gum paste and a little bit of white if you have it.

*Lollipop sticks


*Edible Food Writer
(I love Americolor - buy  here from another one of my therapists Bakerella!

    *A printed picture of Lucy cut out.  Or, if you are above awesome and    will have my adoration for years and years, make your own out of fondant/gum paste!!

 1.  Either use pre-colored fondant or color your own.  I used pre-made Wilton yellow and Americolor brown to tint my white fondant brown for the bottom. Save a bit of white for the "IN" part of the sign if you want.

2.  Use the end of a paintbrush to burr a little hole into the top part of the brown sign

3. Use the same end of the paintbrush to push a little hole into the bottom part of the yellow sign

4. Cut off lollipop sticks to desired length

5. Whip up some sugar glue or use light Karo for glue and lightly dab the "glue" into the holes you just made. Insert sticks into bottom sign first.

6. Next, push the top part (yellow) of the sign into the sticks you just put into the bottom part (brown).  Make sure not to push the sticks through.

7.  Use black edible ink (Americolor ROCKS) and write on the top: "PSYCHIATRIC HELP.  On the bottom, "THE DOCTOR IS IN".  You can write IN right on the brown or use a bit of white fondant/gum paste if you chose and attach it with a dab of sugar glue. 

8. Next find a colored picture of lucy you like. Print it and cut out Lucy.  I attched her to a lollipop stick with some tape and VOILA.  I downloaded the picture I used from the interent from here:

9.  Now, just assemble your cupcake! 

Coming up I will featuring several of the ladies you see in my BLOG list, with giveaways in their honor!  Stay tuned for Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and a COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY of course!  
What makes you happy?

Whatever it is...follow it.  Follow your bliss.  



Notes from the Homestead said...

Way to go Trisha! I am so happy to see your blog up and running! I just love doing mine and I can't wait to see what you post next!!! ((hugs))!!

Kati's Kupcakes said...

Love a fellow cupcake artist--your blog is adorable--can't wait to see what great info you present---love your Lucy cupcake!!

Paula said...

Whoop! Whoop! So proud of you girl. Now you are able to share your love and passion with the world! What an amazing opportunity for all of us! Love you to Butter Cream Land and BACK!
Your Big Sis,

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Thanks so much!!!

Jenni said...

Wow, you have the makings of a great blog! I love the fact that you're featuring other bloggers! I read Confessions of a Cookbook Queen all the time! I'll be adding you to my read list :D Also, those cupcakes are soooo perfect - I love the idea!
I found you through ediblecrafts :)

Allyson said...

Adorable! I saw your blog featured on craftgossip - i'll share your link. Love this cupcake! Can't wait to see what else you have in store!

2chickscookin said...

I simply adore this blog! As a beginner, I want to thank you for all the inspiration! I also follow on FB too! :) LOVE it! :)

Lisa said...

Great blog!! I went to high school with Melissa and recently heard about her awesome cake talent. Hope to learn a lot from you ladies!!

Renee said...

Cute cupcake!! I can't wait to see what all you share! I'll totally be a blog stalker, ahem, follower!

Carolyn said...

You have a great blog. I would love to win the FREE year-membership to & a Wilton Cupcake Decorating Set- Thanks so much.

Flores cookies & dreams said...

Hello and congratulations on your blog! It is beautiful and thanks for keeping us up dated about these amazing people... Im so glad we can cut off distances and meet everyone anytime we want no matter which side of the world we are in! I love my cake school also! Greetings from Greece!


Marci said...

I am new to and am obsessed! I can not get enough of it. :-) Love your blog too. I am learning soooo much from all of you talented ladies. Hope to open my own cake/cupcake business one day soon!

Trylleæblet said...

Wow what a great blog, just found you now, and for sure I Will be back many times...
Lots of love
Pia from Denmark

Diane K said...

Love love love the blog! I would love to win the FREE year-membership to & a Wilton Cupcake Decorating Set- Thank you so much!

Carol said...

Absolutely love the cupcakes - my daughter is a HUGE Snoopy lover so I may have to make them for her birthday. Thank you SO much for sharing.

The Kac's said...

Love the cupcakes! Peanuts characters are near and dear to my heart.

browneyedlana said...

Love the cupcakes!I saw your blog and it said to go here to enter a contest.I am glad I did although this is all new to me and I have never followed a blog(or even known that you could or how).I am sure it will be an enjoyable and educational experience.Thanks!

OliviaMarie24 said...

Love your blog and!! I would love to win the prizes!!

Nicole ~ The Diva said...
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Nicole ~ The Diva said...

Super cute blog. Thanks for introducing me to my cake school. I hope I win the subscription.

I forgot to add the email address.

Sue said...

Your cupcake is darling! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Looks like you've jumped right in! :)

Talia said...

So cute! Added you to my list of blogs to follow. Also appreciate the reminder to try the Americolor markers. I was SO disapointed in the Wilton ones a few years ago that I gave up on the idea.

angelabarton said...

Cute!! I love all things sweet too!! I just joined Melissa's Cake School a few weeks back and it's addicting. I too bake, cakes, cookies and other sweets, my blog is for my "business" but mostly it's to post my pictures for others to see! My husband doesn't understand, but I too call it my therapy! Can't wait to see what else you post on your blog. Here is my cake blog:


jennyeldredge said...

Congratulations on this sweet blog!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! Don't set your expections too high, hahahaha! Angela, love the blog - you have a new follower too!

JudyR said...

Congrats on your blog! I will definitely be following you.

Melody said...

This looks like a fun blog. I will be back. I'm following on GFC.


Cakewhiz said...

Welcome to the bloggie world! I am looking forward to checking out what other cool stuff you come up with coz those cupcakes are adorable :P

Carragh Glover said...

Hi, I love your blog and I love the! I would love love to win the subscription!! I love baking cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. I just made Rainbow cupcakes for my daughters school they are so fun!

Thanks for the wonderful Ideas!

The Addicted Baker said...

Love your blog and can't wait to see if I can be eligible for the mycakeschool membership. Always wanted to become a pro-decorator

rosie said...

I can tell, your blog is going to be addicting!


Sugar Queen said...

Congrats on starting a blog. I have one but its so bland your making me want to bring it to life. Which I will as soon as my domo is fixed. Good luck and can't wait to read the next thing u add

Sugar Queen said...

That should have said computer is fixed lol

DECOR8Rgirl said...

Love your stuff, and would love to win the cake school giveaway! Our local craft store isn't offering Wilton classes anymore because they can't find a new instructor, so this would be great for me! Thanks!

kwhite118 said...

You've inspired me to get back to designing my own web site, which has been a work in progress for several years. I love sweets and would love-love-love to learn from the pros how to make them better!

mstook said...

Thank you for my first email - I'm loving the photos. You asked whether anyone had a made a cupcake they were too proud of to eat? Well, I was shown how to make a little brown sugarcraft teddy, holding a heart. I was so pleased with it, I've kept it - though the cupcake base vanished in no time! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your fab competition. I hope you'll include me in the draw. x

Maysem said...

Congratulations on your new blog! Must be exciting!! I have plans on starting one....all you bloggers are inspiring me to have one:D

J Nixon said...

Great new blog! I'm just starting out in the food blogging realm too! Hope to read more! :)

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