Have You Had A Cupcake Lately?

Hello from California! Yup, that’s right, I’m out here again for a few days for work and I did get some family/nephew time in, so that’s always a bonus.  And this weekend, I’ll be heading to Ohio, fun times.  Since I’ve been flying around the country like crazy lately with no time to just sit and relax, this will be a bit of a random post but I wanted to announce the winner of the Oh Sweetlee Me giveaway!

The lucky winner is… Katie from She likes ruffles, he likes truffles!  Congrats!  If you didn’t win, but still would like to place an order for a hand stamped necklace or camera strap cover, you can still take 10% off your order with code SANDYROCKS!

Katie – send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with the item of your choice and mailing address and we’ll get it sent to ya!


Last week, during the Creative Estates conference, I ate not one, but TWO cupcakes in a matter of a week.  That’s kind of amazing since, for some reason, I feel like I only eat them about once a month.  I know, how can I go so long without eating one?  You got me.  The other day I stumbled upon this totally awesome print of The Anatomy of a Cupcake by Allen Hemberger and I just had to share it.  From the sprinkles to the frosting to the ingredients to the wrapper, it spells P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N.

What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?

(I get weak in the knees for red velvet with cream cheese frosting. But perhaps that will change after trying these Michabella’s Cupcakery flavors, which I’m hoping to the next time I’m out in Orlando.)


  1. April 14, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    Yummmm cupcakes! My fave are red velvet:-)

    Enjoy your traveling!

  2. April 14, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    that’s such a great image of the anatomy of a cupcake! my favorite flavor is brown cinnamon sugar 🙂

  3. April 14, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    I’m not picky. Just hand over the cupcake. =)

  4. April 14, 2011 / 10:53 pm

    Oh yes, I saw this recently and thought it was brilliant!!
    There are so many flavors to cupcakes its hard to choose but chocolate with strawberries on top will always be a fave:)

    Hope your travels are going well!

  5. April 14, 2011 / 11:08 pm

    where in california are you? la, aren’t you? boo!

    just kidding. i know you have family there so i do hope you’re time. hope work is also going well. i don’t have a favorite cupcake flavor. guess i have to taste my way to a favorite.

  6. April 14, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    The best cupcake I ever had was a s’more cupcake… graham cracker on the bottom, delicious cake, chocolate and a marshmallow on top. Mmm!

  7. April 14, 2011 / 11:39 pm

    oh my goodness that is TOO cute!!! i love this.

    you know my fave but i’m gonna say it anyways: red velvet with cream cheese frosting pls!

  8. April 15, 2011 / 1:02 am

    Awesome, love the picture! 🙂 My favorite is vanilla. Simple, I know. I’ve had the BEST cupcakes from Tammie Coe..more specifically they’re called Ooey Gooey cupcakes! The cupcake is cold which thickens the frosting….drools!

    April 15, 2011 / 1:15 am

    Funfetti cupcakes are the best.

  10. April 15, 2011 / 3:15 am

    oh, the cupcakes! I just have to make some this weekend. Thanks for reminder! 🙂

  11. Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    April 15, 2011 / 5:41 am

    oh I love cupcakes, way too MUCH!

  12. April 15, 2011 / 6:31 am

    mmmm, now I want about a dozen cupcakes!

  13. April 15, 2011 / 6:59 am

    Man I want I a cupcake. That print is awesome

  14. April 15, 2011 / 7:08 am

    how fun! i love cupcakes, my favorite is blueberry with lemon frosting (from the a cupcake shop in charleston, sc). im also a sucker for funfetti cupcakes! xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

  15. April 15, 2011 / 8:23 am

    Looks like you have had one helluva week! Creative Estates, cupcakes, Cali.. whew! I can’t keep up! I’m tired now. Huffing and puffing.. lol. I really hope you take the time this weekend to rest up, put your feet up and enjoy time with your mister. Have a great weekend Sandy!

  16. April 15, 2011 / 8:24 am

    ps. I don’t like cake or cupcakes. O_o. Maybe just the frosting part. hehe.

  17. April 15, 2011 / 8:54 am

    love cupcakes and can’t believe you’re in CA again! enjoy all the good eats for me would ya.

    happy weekend friend and thanks for announcing the giveaway!

  18. April 15, 2011 / 8:55 am

    ooops i meant the giveaway winner. : )

  19. April 15, 2011 / 8:56 am

    LOVE that poster! I always try a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting wherever I go. I find that’s a good baseline for figuring out if the place actually knows how to make a good cupcake. My favorite flavor beyond that? I really do love the chocolate cupcakes with nutella whipped creme frosting I make.

  20. April 15, 2011 / 9:01 am

    That print is genius, and too cute!!! All this talk of cupcakes lately has left me with a serious craving. Might have to make some this weekend!

  21. April 15, 2011 / 9:05 am

    ohhh I love cupcakes! I prefer them over cakes, pies, tarts you name it. I love all flavors. The stranger the better. Key Lime, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, the list goes on!!

  22. April 15, 2011 / 10:35 am

    mmmm. cupcakes. there’s a shop here that sells a chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing and toasted marshmallows and cocoa puffs on top. it’s so good and im not normally a chocolate on chocolate person! i also make a mean brownie with mint filling cupcake.

  23. April 15, 2011 / 11:34 am

    im weird but i don’t really like sweets much..exception would be a cupcake!! I love that print!

  24. April 15, 2011 / 11:46 am

    This is the cutest. thing. ever.

    My favorite cuppycake I ever had was a boston creme pie cupcake. Delicious!

  25. April 15, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    My mouth is watering! I have a great cupcake shop down the street from my work and its so hard not to go there everyday !!

  26. April 15, 2011 / 1:03 pm

    Love that print! Posted it on my Facebook wall.

    Seriously? There has never been a cupcake I didn’t fall in love with.

  27. April 15, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    I love vanilla cupcakes with a hint of lemon zest and cranberries, topped with butter cream icing… mmmm… now I have an appetite!!

    I’d like to invite you to join my Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway 🙂

  28. April 15, 2011 / 9:22 pm

    Now I’m craving cupcakes, specifically oreo flavored ones! They’ll always be my favorite!

  29. April 16, 2011 / 8:17 am

    Pretty sure I need thay framed! So cool! I cant wait for you to try Michabella’s red velvets!! I may be biased but they are my fav!! 🙂 xoxo

  30. amy
    April 16, 2011 / 11:33 am

    love it!
    strawberry cupcake from georgetown cupcake!

  31. April 16, 2011 / 11:43 am

    I love red velvet with cream cheese too! I’m serving mini ones at my recital reception on Friday! 🙂

  32. April 16, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    Mmmm, now I have a mad cupcake craving! For me, the more chocolate, the better. Maybe with peanut butter frosting?

  33. April 16, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    oh geez, i think i have a cupcake at least once a week! my girls love them too much!

    my all time fave will always be red velvet!

  34. April 17, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    these cupcakes are so cute, i love red velvet!

  35. April 17, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    I’ve never been a huge cupcake eater but I had a cupcake the other night and it was to dieeee for. Oakmont Bakery in Pennsylvania. You have to go if you’re even in PA!

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