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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tis the Season

I think the fall season has officially arrived. The weather is cooler (for some), it's mid September, some leaves are falling (somewhere) and there are pumpkins growing. So I officially announce it's time for pumpkin cooking!
We should all start the day off with a mini pumpkin cupcake. After a day of hard work and a long Quilt Show meeting, we should end the day with a mini pumpkin cupcake. Do you see a pattern here? I just need any excuse to eat pumpkin cupcakes.
Last night I conducted a Quilt Show meeting. We have only a month and a day till our fabulous show. All my ladies have worked so hard and (knock on wood) everything is going as planned.
If you are going to be in the Chico area October 22 or 23, come by the fair grounds for a fabulous show. We have about 240 quilts to share, 17 vendors and this year we are even going to be selling Holiday quilts. Mark your calendars and if you do come by, make sure to find me and say "Hello".
I do try to treat my ladies well. I figure it I feed them goodies, they'll behave. Would you for a pumpkin cupcake?
As you can see, I made quite a few! This morning I still have more then half leftover. Good thing I have another meeting tonight. This time I get to sew with my small group. I know I can off load a few cupcakes there!

I never did show you what we did in our last fondant class.
We made Calla Lilies.
Carnations (the pink one)
And Roses. I think we all decided the the carnations are too time consuming. The roses we think we need more practice. The calla lilies are the easiest and very fun to do.
Last night I missed the fondant class. But they were all going to cover their cake boards with fondant, so I don't think I missed much. Gail and my Daughter can catch me up by next week when we have our final class. At that class we all need to bring a baked cake and decorate it with flowers. I am going to try a Halloween cake. Are you surprised? If you were, you don't know me very well!

Till tomorrow. I have some quilty things to show you. But I'm making you wait, because that's part of my nature too! Today I was just sweeting you up. So, till tomorrow.

Take care, Brandie


Jean said...

Pumpkins are yummy! They are orange and orange makes me smile.

Yum... cupcakes!

ranette said...

I wish I could come to the quilt show Brandie or even the meetings if you are handing out those yummy pumpkin cupcakes :)

paulette said...

Wow!! These are awesome!! And suddenly I have a hankering for a cupcake...don't know why??

Linda said...

Yummy!! Pumpkin cupcakes sound so good!! Since they're mini's, I could probably eat 2 dozen! :-) Your little fondant flowers are like works of art!

Marsha said...

You are soooooo amazing! What a talented woman you are....

Chocolate Cat said...

Those pumpkin cupcakes look and sound delicious! Not something we have here but I think we should!!

Anita said...

Baked goods are my weakness. Nom nom nom! The flowers look great, I've made calla's and roses with polymer clay, but never for cake decorating. I've always wanted to try though. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to taking a class.