Sunday, April 3, 2011

We Met Over a Twinkie.... Plus Cookbook and Americolor Markers Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!  I am excited to introduce you to another one of my therapists. She is friggin awesome. 

I met Confessions of a Cookbook Queen over a Twinkie and life has never been the same.

I can't even recall how I found her blog in the first place but after the very first glimpse of her "Minion Cupcakes" life has never been quite the same.


Are you serious!!!!  How cute!  I was instantly hooked.  Click here to read her blog post with this insanely cool idea: Minion Cupcakes!

Her writing is awesome too - she seems so down to earth.  The kinda gal you would go to Applebees with and have a beer.  I like that.

So after seeing this form of cupcake genius, I immediately thought of what I could do with a Twinkie and was inspired to make these:


What can I say...cake decorating is a drug for me.  People always say...do what ya know!!  Working in the medical field is often high stress and cake decorating has been such a great release for me.

Plus cupcakes have less side effects....RIGHT? 

I simply covered the twinkies in colored fondant. It was wicked easy.  I used the Wilton alphabet mini cutters for the letters.  I really love having those cutters!

I did use a toothpick behind the medication bottle to keep it propped up.

Since I was making these after the inspiration from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen I decided to pay her a little homage....cupcake style.

Fondant Cookbook with Non-edible Queenie Crown that I found at The Dollar Store Fancy Trinket Shop. I wish I could send it to her!!

I must say, I am a fan of the mixed media cupcake topper.  And Twinkies.  And Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

I bought a GREAT Cookbook, 101 Gourmet Cupcakes and a set of Americolor Markers from her web store as a thanks to her and to my fellow cupcake lovers! 



You KNOW you have been wanting to try these awesome food writers!! 

Just leave a comment and tell me what you love about cupcakes!  I will keep this giveaway open until Thursday and use random.org to choose a comment as winner.

Well...I hope you enjoyed my life in cupcakes today.

I hope YOU have a CALM week.  :)

40 comments:

Paula said...

Trisha~ You continue to bring such delight into our lives! CALM? I'll give it a try! Keep em coming! We all admire you and admit that we wish we could all be like you!

Anjali said...

Dear doctor, please write me a prescription for the sweetest cupcake ever approved by FDA....I want to be the calmest :D)

Dawn said...

I would like some help from the "therapist" that helps keep the "Calm" in your life. These are amazing cupcakes =)

TyBro Mama said...

Coming off a cupcake/cake decorating high from this weekend! It was my son's 7th and my..."29th again" birthdays. :) Love your blog!

Mia and Deniece, Boulder Creek Cupcakes said...

Love it! I really love cookbook queen cupcake, its sooo her!

Jenn said...

I love the cuteness of cupcakes. They are just so freaking cute! Thanks for sharing! :)

Michelle said...

Love it, looks like I found a new blog to follow!

colleen said...

I <3 Cookbook Queen. I follow her blog and Fb page, I feel a bit stalker-sh but in a good way not a hanging in a tree snapping pics bad kinda way. :O) Baking is my way to keep sane in an insane world of Stay @ home motherhood. As soon as my 2 little boys get a little cranky or rowdy " I just yell out who wants to help mommy bake something." It is an instant way to get thehem calm and contently concentrate at the task at hand. :O)

Michele said...

Unique and original ! I do love cupcakes, you can use your imagination and make 12 different ones, unlike a cake where you are tied into the theme....I can personalize each lil' cake in a cup ! And these markers and cookbook would be of great inspiration!

colleen said...

as i was typing this my son was sitting next to me eating all the sprinkles off a cupcake. Cupcakes = simple happiness

Tree said...

I love that cupcakes are portable! :) They're so easy to share because you don't need a knife, fork or plate!

Melanna said...

What do I love about cupcakes? That they're serving sized and "pre-cut." No messing with corner pieces or trying to keep the centre of a round cake in the centre.

Lee said...

I love cupcakes - so many ways to prepare and easy to serve and they are so cute!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Oh my gosh...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cupcakes!

Karen said...

I love that you made a prescription bottle cucpcake topper! I'm a pharmacist who has recently found a love of cupcakes and I'm going to have to make some to take into work! My favorite thing about cupcakes (besides the buttercream frosting) is that you can pretty much turn any cocktail into a cupcake flavor!

Kelly said...

Those are such cute cupcakes!
I love that you can make cupcakes decorated with pretty much any theme you can think of. And that they're smaller than a slice of cake so you don't feel guilty eating more than one.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Thanks everyone! Karen...if you want to make a bunch of these that are easy to transport don't use twinkies...it was cumbersome. I would suggest just molding the bottle out of fondant itself or covering a marshmallow with fondant so it is smaller and more proportional to the cupcake. Good luck!

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I just love cupcakes because it's like having a mini cake all for yourself!

lorenoneill@aol.com

Brandi said...

Those are just adorable! Like you, I use cupcakes as therapy. I love that I can really make a sweet little work of art with the bonus of it not sitting around my very small house to clutter it up. Cupcakes are my preferred media these days. :)
brandi.burdette@gmail

Jessica said...

I love those Minon cupcakes. What do I like about cupcakes? HMMMM.... well I love how they come in diffrent shapes and flavors. I love how you can mix like lemon and mint. And shapes like ho she did the Minons. Ha cute!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Ok...I have come back to your blog 4 times.
You NEED a Button!! :)

And buy the way I LOVE, no I want, no I NEED that Crown on your heading! LOVE IT!

Now what I love about cupcakes...hmmmm
EATING THEM! :)

Sue said...

I love cupcakes because everyone gets their own little dose of cuteness and sweetness:) Yours are darling!

Kae said...

I love cupcakes because they can be munched down without fork and plate! Plus, much easier to decorate than a cake. Gotta luv the Rx cupcakes, a perfect sugar high.

crystletellerday said...

i love how there are so many ways to decorate cupcakes crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Cyndi said...

I *love* the Minions cupcakes! Too cute!

kys said...

I love cupcakes because they are very versatile and cute. Nice blog! :) Thanks for the giveaway

Liz said...

Love the cupcakes. I am a psych nurse and like the Xanax reference because cupcakes make me chillax.

Lynda Del. said...

I love them because they're the perfect serving size and are so cute and tasty! Thanks for the chance!
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

DECOR8Rgirl said...

Cupcakes are great because they help with portion control! Plus, they are great to try decorating techniques or different filling/frosting recipes on because if they don't work out, then you just have one bad cupcake, not a big regular-sized cake disaster!

alyson sullivan said...

I love them because they are soo easy to frost and eat~!

alysonnsullivan@gmail.com

Crafty Wife, Happy Life said...

Seriously! How do I pick what my favorite aspect of cupcakes is? Tee hee! I definitely love the ability to personalize each one and to be able to eat one safely while driving or walking!

mstook said...

What I love about cupcakes? That the sight of them brings such joy before you even get around to eating them!

bea said...

Cupcakes are just so pleasing to taste and see! I just love how small they are and easy decorate!

Anonymous said...

I love making cupcakes, and seeing your work just inspires me to be more like you. I just recently found your website, and I just love all the work you do. Decorating cupcakes to me is just so pleasing and relaxing.

thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

Mary Juckett

Becky Green said...

I LOVE cupcakes!!!!!! They're JUST THE RIGHT SIZE!!!!!! Whether they are SUPER LARGE OR just regular!!! LOL AND your cupcakes are SUPER!!!! LOVE the idea of using TWINKIES!!!!!! TOO FUN!!! Fingers crossed, I have been wanting those Food Decorating Pens!!!!!! Even have a SPECIAL dessert in mind for Easter for our kids!! AND a cookbook too? WOW!!! What a SUPER GIVE AWAY!!!!!!!! :)Thanks!!!

Heathery said...

What I love about cupcakes? Eating them, of course! I feel less guilty eating a cupcake than a regular piece of cake even though the size is probably the same, and it's just as fattening. Let me live my fantasy though, haha!
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

Megan said...

I love cupcakes because they help me with portion control.I think 2 is about the right amount, wouldn't you agree? :) Now...I have a craving for a Twinkie, and a cupcake.
Love the pen set!

Denny1600 said...

You are SO creative! I love cupcakes because I don't feel guilty about whether the piece I cut for myself is too large or the piece I cut for someone else is too small. That's the serving size. Or, like Megan said, maybe 2 is the right amount. Thanks for doing this!

crafter1953 said...

I love cupcakes because every one gets their own little sweet treat to eat and enjoy. They are so much fun to make also. Thank you for the story and the wonderful giveaway.

Cassandra G. said...

You can never go wrong with a cupcake! So much variety...definitely the perfect treat!

 
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