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February 25, 2013

Crafties N Cupcakes

This is another Pinterest idea I saw.  I liked the quote too.  I made this during the power outage, and the irony wasn't lost on me that, at the moment I was making this, my attitude was not one of gratitude, and my day had no blessings, until Michelle called and invited me to come over. 

I burned off a lot of energy the day we finally got power restored. Besides doing five loads of laundry, cleaning the house and car, catching up on Facebook & the blogs, and doing a bunch of dishes, I made this 'State Love' project too.  I printed the maps from THIS website, then stuck shiny hearts on where I've lived.

It looks good with the PNW postcard collage.

It was my intent to make Mardi Gras and Valentines cupcakes over the weekend we had the blizzard, but obviously couldn't so I made them on Fat Tuesday evening, using green, purple & yellow batter, then iced in purple with gold & green sugar sprinkled on them.

I made some strawberry jam filled cupcakes but the jam sank to the bottom.  Oh well.  I mixed strawberry jello mix into some confetti frosting and it tastes sooooooo good!  Then I coloured more of the confetti icing red and piped those sad looking hearts on them.  They may look a bit wonky but Oh. My. God.  I snarfed one down and it took all my willpower not to eat another!  And the jello in the frosting?  Uh, yes please.  


  1. Now you see, this is why I rarely bake... I would definitely "snarf" it all down in no time.

    They sound yummy tho!

  2. I am so untalented.

  3. These look delicious, not wonky but cream filled goodness! LOVE the hearts, sooo cute! :)


  4. Oh, those look so scrumptious. I love cupcakes cuz they have just the right ratio of frosting to cake, however, I am hypoglycemic and gave up sweets in high school when I was diagnosed...enjoy. Have another one of those you resisted in my honor.

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  5. I'm jealous of all your craftiness! You always do such a nice job :)

  6. Please, Jojo, stop tempting me with those yummy cupcakes! Really awesome! I love the purple ones!
    That map is a nice idea :) I shall also make one, and put my hearts in Kazakhstan and India :)

  7. I had to giggle when I read that you weren't feeling all that grateful when you doing your project on being grateful. Ironic. It came out really good, JoJo, but what else is new? Everything you touch comes out great. Yeah, that's envy =P

  8. Thanks everyone!! :D I made more cupcakes last week too. LOVE cupcakes!

  9. I love the map ideas.Hope the cupcakes tasted as good as they look.

  10. Anonymous2:01 PM

    You are an eternally busy little worker bee :0)

  11. Mmmm.... Cupcakes are my weakness!

  12. Yum JoJo...what time shall I come by? ;)

    Nice crafties too!

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  14. Yummy! Nice crafts too. ♥


  15. Those cup cakes sound so yummy, and they are so cute!
    Everyday Inspired