Wednesday, April 30, 2008


This has to be one of the cutest videos on You Tube. I ADORE HER!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spring Fling

It has been an action packed weekend full of cupcakes, Westies and sugar cookies! Sean and I took Dino and Frankie to the Spring Fling Westie event at Vasona Park. The event is hosted by The San Francisco Westie Club and they feature Westies that have been rescued and adopted. Our boys had a wonderful time even though they had to wear their leash that day. Darn rules :)

I recently met a fellow cupcake lover named Mara on Yelp. Coincidently she too has a lovely Westie named Portia. I had to post a photo of her below as she's too cute! We were finally able to schedule some creative deco time and introduce our little ones. While our little rascals played, we decorated spring themed sugar cookies. I flavored the royal icing with a touch of almond oil. The icing turned out perfectly smooth and glossy. I'm really happy with the end result.

Due to numerous cupcakes orders this week, I have been unable to dedicate any time to Hair Petals. I'm hoping this week will allow some creative time as I picked up some FABULOUS new blooms in my favorite color = purple!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Petals

It's 6pm here in San Jose and it's 90 degrees! If this weather is a sign of what's to come, it's going to be a HOT summer.

I kept myself cool today by staying indoor and making some new hair pieces in honor of some VERY important people in my life. Check out my Etsy shop for all the details. I hope that you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Red Velvet Madness

For the past three years, my baking as become more than a *hobby* for me. I recently was reviewed on Yelp and since then I have been averaging at least 3 requests a week. Because I work a regular 9-5, sadly I am unable to accommodate every order. When I am able to help my fellow cupcakes lovers, 99% of the time the cupcake flavor request is Red Velvet.

Yesterday, I made the most PERFECT batch of cupcakes EVER. I think I discovered the technique for the best *muffin top*. While I would love to share this secret, I think that some things are best left unsaid. :)

I topped the cupcakes with a delicious Vanilla Buttercream and fondant flowers dusted with edible sparkle. Too bad you don't have a *taste button* on your keyboard.

Check me out on Yelp:

Cupcake Love

My mother Brenda is the most creative person that I know. She is a full time mommy, floral designer, cake artist, quilter, weaver, professional scrapbooker and card maker. Last week Mom sent me the cutest cupcake cards that she handmade especially for me. I LOVE THEM! She has graciously offered to make me personalized Thank You cards for my cupcakes orders.
Mom, if you're reading this, you should open up you own Etsy shop! You would be VERY successful.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Welcome to Petals & Cupcakes

Happy Spring everyone!

Welcome to Petals & Cupcakes, a special place where I can share all of my sweet creations. Enjoy and stay awhile.

I'm Miranda. Very nice to meet you :)