polly put the kettle on


After spending the greater part of yesterday drooling over the many delights on show at cupcakes take the cake, we decided that it was high (tea) time that we got on board the baking train and made some ourselves.

We headed straight to Ramona's collection of Martha mags (every issue since 1997!) and cookbooks (all thirty of them!) for a no-fail recipe but after becoming increasingly distracted by other craft projects we decided to head for martha's website and select one of the 53 cupcake recipes on offer.
While we were very interested in the polka dot cupcakes... (orange zest, fabric referenced name and a creamy cheese frosting - what a combo!) we finally decided on Billy's Vanilla Vanilla cupcakes. Not only did they include the prerequisite vanilla cream cheese frosting, but the recipe came with an online video instructional guide, AND they are our cupcakes of choice at our local coffee joint of choice Palomino...

heres the recipe:

Billy's Vanilla Vanilla cupcakes

And of course after all that browsing/drooling we couldn't even crack an egg. That being said Ramona did get her act together to make these cute-as-a-cupcake tote bags for the Rose St Artist's Market this Saturday. Almost good enough to eat!


ma roulotte said...

i love the bags!
they seem to spell: spring time :)

Florence said...

Lovely summertime tots. The button is sure to make these bags a market winner:)

Shula said...

Oh Ramona, they're beautiful (the totes).

Make that Bollywood movies and cupcake bakeoff (see tomorrow's mail delivery)

Ramona said...

oh thanks everyone! Yes once I took the photo I felt oh so crafty (you know when you see other crafty blogs and sites and you think that everyone else is making beautful things except you? well for a moment I felt I was on the other side - the good productive side - no WIP for me this week!)
Thankyou all for your loverly comments!