Sugar Art

May 13th, 2009 Posted in Culinary, Sweet Tooth | No Comments »

Belle de Sucre, Paris takes sugar to a whole other level. How beautiful these bon bons would look presented on a pretty Victorian plate at high tea or in a handmade and lusciously decorated gift box to someone special! Too bad that these lovelies are not offered in the US yet :(. I did find online, a recipe by “Trish” if you are interested in customizing your own and up to the sweet tooth challenge…

Trish’s “Renaissance Sweets” Recipe


Expertise Level:
So easy to make yourself!

Add 2 teaspoons of water to 1 cup of sugar
Mix until the consistency of wet sand
While moistened, pack sugar into plastic mold trays
Even off the sugar with a spatula
Take the sugar beauties out of the molds and lay onto parchment paper right away
Let harden overnight

Molds can be found at craft stores and kitchen supply stores.
Smaller molds are recommended for this project.

Suggestion: Flower molded sugars make great cupcake toppers.
You may brush sugars with culinary glitter dust or lightly brush them with touches of food coloring.

For supplies, I personally recommend e.g. kitchenkrafts.com only because I’ve bought from them and was pleased with their products. There are also so many others, so have fun searching :)

*Photocredit: Various Sources; I will post my own pics once I have made mine ;)…

Small Guilty Pleasure

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in curiosities, Decor | No Comments »

I had a credit with Gilt recently and decided to buy this tres cute eggshell white double frame by Jay Strongwater. The credit made it a sweet deal so now I’m trying to decide the perfect pics for it. I will probably showcase more pics of my babies (Neo & Stella, that is).

*Photocredit: Gilt

Foley & Corinna Clothing

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

Their star design is too darn adorable :)! Still have to find some time to visit their boutique in Manhattan. I have a feeling that I will want one of everything there.

*Photocredit: Gilt

Love These FP Clogs!

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Fashion, shoes | No Comments »

I bought my first pair of clogs several years ago and totally disliked them after a short while, even though they were comfy. I also made the mistake of not wearing socks with them on which made everything worse. It’s like wearing Uggs without a thin pair of socks…ewww. I love these FP clogs; they look so cute with stockings (I don’t know why I used to dislike that look?). I think I will give clogs another try and bring them out from storage.

*Photocredit: Free People

Bird Feeder

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Decor, Home & Garden, NY Cupcake | No Comments »

DH and I saw two cardinals in the backyard on Saturday. I had birdseed for them and realized I needed a better bird feeder. I have a feeder especially for the hummingbirds, which I already set up last weekend. Haven’t seen any hummingbirds yet =( *bummer*. I ordered a really cute bird feeder today from Amazon. I can’t wait until it arrives! It is a pretty colonial design (can be hung or put on a post) and it cost $25, which I thought was fairly reasonable for its craftsmanship and size. The reviews I read gave it all thumbs up. I would be really pleased if it were also crow-proof but we’ll have to see. I hope this year I will see blue jays again like I did last summer. They are my favorite birds.

*Photocredit: Amazon.com

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Robert Rodriguez at Ruelala

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

I saw some great clothing by RR at a recent Ruelala sale. My two faves were the crossback tank and double wrap tank, both in black. Really pretty and go great with both dress pants or jeans.

*Photocredit: Ruelala

NYCupcake’s New Home & New Look Coming Soon

May 3rd, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Welcome to the new site! We will update it soon with a new look but all the previous fashion entries, etc. will still be here with much much more to follow. Enjoy!