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Katie the Caterer?

I got another decorating “job” over the weekend. One of our neighbors just turned 16, and her mom asked if she could hire me to make cupcakes. Of course I said yes!

It was a really easy job, too– the mom told me exactly how she wanted the cupcakes done (purple icing with pink hearts). So, for the sixteenth birthday party, I made sixteen of the following:

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(Another angle)

The cupcake recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (as usual), and the hearts are made out of fondant. People have been emailing/leaving comments asking if I can write a post on how to use fondant. So be on the lookout for such a post in the near future!

As always, I know I’m way behind on commenting… I’ll try and catch up after my next post. For now, though, it’s so hot that I’m going to immerse myself in my friend’s pool until my fingers turn into raisins. Sounds like an idea and a half, no?

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Published on July 21, 2008

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  1. Erin says

    Those are very sweet 16, very cute. I’m interested in learning about fondant! I don’t think I’m too intimidated, it’s just not something I’ve ever used. A few tips might get me to try.

  2. Allison says

    Decorating jobs are the BEST! Those cupcakes are so beauuutiful…I KNOW all of the girls loved them! I can’t wait for your future fondant post!
    PS…Sadly I didn’t get to go to Spiral this weekend…but I am for SURE going this week!

  3. talieworld says

    Your cupcakes look beautiful! I would love to learn how to use fondant to, I really need to work on my cake decorating skills.

  4. Aimee says

    I just love purple (the key color for my wedding May 2007)! My husband is tasked at making me a birthday cake for this Friday (my b-day is tomorrow but some of my girlfriends are coming over to celebrate on Friday) and I only wish he had your talent, although I will love whatever he comes up with although I don’t think icing will be involved.

  5. kindkitchen says

    What a lucky girl to get those cute cupcakes! I would love to see a post on how to use fondant…cause I am clueless.

  6. sweetpotato says

    Those are delightful! I’ve got a box of fondant sitting in my pantry, I’m so intimidated by it. I’d love to see a post about it!

  7. Ricki says

    Truly lovely, once again! I’m sure your neighbor’s mom and neighbour were both thrilled with them. Looking forward to the fondant post!

  8. herbivore says

    I love the sparkly fondant. It is so adorable. On my sixteenth birthday, I had pink sparkly candles. I love them.

  9. CeciLiA says

    Ooolalala!! ANOTHER FINE LOOKING cupcake by Katie the (GORGEOUS AND KIND) Caterer … awesome job!!

    I ventured to the cookware store the other day, I saw edible glittery stuff on the shelves and I INSTANTLY thought of you ;0) Hehehe, SEE you’re in my heart ALL the time!! (ok that sounds weird, oh well!)

    OH MY! YES … I’ll certainly be on the lookout for the tutorial post – I’ll keep my eyes OPEN 24/7 for it!! 😀

    HAHAHA … that’s what my mum told me when I was young – “Cecilia, jump out of the pool before you turn yourself into a raisin!!!” :0)

  10. Animal-Friendly says

    The cupcakes are so pretty! I’m amazes by how professional your baking always looks.

    I can’t wait for your post about how to use fondant because it always seems so intimidating! I’m ujst curious- where do you buy your fondant? I’ve been having a very hard time finding it.

  11. Anonymous says

    would LOVE to see a post on how to make those super cute cupcake toppers… possibly before Friday? i have a baking contest i would love to win 😉

  12. Ruby Red Vegan says

    I love your fondant hearts! The colors are ever so pretty too.

    “Sounds like an idea and a half” — hahahahahaha. You do say the awesomest things. I hope you have/had fun turning into a human raisin!

  13. Vaala says

    They are truly beautiful! Seriously, I keep thinking that you can’t top what you’ve last decorated…and then you go do it again!!

  14. Vegetation says

    Katie, as always your cupcakes look incredible! Next time I need some decorated (because I love to make cupcakes, I love to eat cupcakes, decorating not so much) I’m definitely calling you!

  15. Kate says

    Those are adorable. Great job and really looking forward to the fondant post. I’ve always wanted to try working with it, but I’m a little shy…

  16. Emma says

    gorge cupcakes as usual!

    I’d pay big bucks for them to be shipped over to me in England but sadly I don’t think they’d trave well! ; )

  17. jessy says

    oh boy – those cuppycakes look so sweet & wonderful – i really love the colors, too! you did another awesome job! superw00t!

    looking forward to the fondant post, too! wheeeeeeeeeeee!

  18. Chandra (Eating to Live) says

    Katie, why weren’t you around here for my 16th?! Those cupcakes are so freakin adorable and gorgeous! I’ve never seen anything so beautifully designed. I vote for Kate the Caterer!!!!!

  19. Bianca says

    I’d totally hire you to make me cupcakes if you were in Memphis! Those are beautiful! I just love your edible glitter stuff!

  20. lighterportions says

    I completely love them. The pink sparkly hearts are perfect! Can’t wait to hear more about the fondant, i’ve always wanted to try working with it.

  21. Fitnessista says

    what a perfect greeting to my first visit to your blog:
    a beautiful sparkly cupcake (!)
    i love it 🙂 you are so talented!!! i’m excited to keep reading

  22. linds says

    Those cupcakes are the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Wow. I’d love to know how to use fondant, a post on that would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. ~randi~ says

    Pretty cupcakes!! Your icing always looks much prettier than mine. Like slicker? more wet? Mine is thick and dry it seems….

    Am looking forward to the post on fondant!

    I am taking a class on baking at altitude next week, as that is giving me some trouble up here in the mountains. 😀

  24. ChocolateCoveredVegan says

    Anonymous–
    Ack! I wish I could get it up by Friday, but there’s no way. Good luck, though, at your contest!!!

  25. Animal-Friendly says

    Thanks for the advice on where to get fondant! I would have never thought of finding it in a craft store, but I will definitely check there.

  26. shellyfish says

    Evil blogger keeps eating my comments! They must be tasty! I'm behind on my blogs, and I only just got here to see 51 comments you crazy popular cutie! Just shows how much we dig you & your fondant! I can't wait for you to talk about it a little!

  27. Sarah says

    Your cupcake is so cute! Those glittery fondant hearts are just too much. Id probably just stare at it in awe and never eat it, lol.

    And you said you used Pillsbury frosting for the last batch you made. Are all of their icings vegan? I just am never sure cause it does say m. and di-glyercides on the packages I saw at the store, so I just have stayed away. So they are plant glycerides?

  28. MizFit says

    Id hire you in a millisecond if you lived close enough!

    And I wouldnt even lie and say I decorated em myself 😉

  29. Vegan_Noodle says

    I love those cupcakes Katie!! Maybe I’ll hire you to make cupcakes for the big 3-0 (ok, it’s another year + away…. but still)

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