Lilly’s Red Velvet Flag Cupcakes

Flag Cupcakes

Lilly is twelve, and quite frankly the most fabulous baker I’ve ever seen.

As any other pre teen would do, she surfs her iphone for cupcake apps, chooses a fun new design theme based on her mood, and pulls me out the door, to the jeep, for a grocery run.

Today’s mood took her to red, white, blue and July 4th fun.

She made her list, checked it twice, and went aisle to aisle filling her basket with farm fresh eggs, berries, Twizzlers pull apart licorice, and more.

Bake any red velvet cupcake recipe you love (or any flavor that’s a family favorite), ice with white cream cheese (or buttercream) icing.

Stripe fresh blueberries up the left side in a few rows, and pull apart licorice, cutting into shorter sections, and stripe across, to resemble the flag.

With scissors cut the ends of the licorice to fit the cupcake.

Lilly pulled open the cabinets on Nantucket, filled up grandma’s Blue Willow platters with flag cakes, and delivered them to neighbors immediately, cupcakes still warm, icing oozing down the sides perfectly. Well, as soon as she finished standing still for this photo, which as you can imagine, has a soundtrack you don’t need to hear, like “Mom, seriously, I need to deliver these now, please stop taking pictures. Mom, you already took like six pictures, please STOP. I have to go now.”

Happiest of July Fourths to you and yours!

DIY Mother’s Day Brunch on WGN, 9:30a, May 8th

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Time to toast to Mom…

And we’re going to show you how, step by step.

It’s all things fabulous for a Mother’s Day Brunch for a Bunch – grocery to gorgeous style.

Juicy Bubbles Bar, anyone?  Care to try spring’s hot Carrot Juice cocktails?

Or, how about teeny tiny Pancake Stacks, and French Toast Berry Skewers, with Vermont Syrup Drizzle?

Well, we KNOW how you’ll feel about our chic Cookie Bar from Mindy Segal Cookies, and Chicken n Waffle Cupcakes with Maple Glaze from Swirlz Cupcakes.

Tune in today to WGN, 9:30a – and see what’s cooking for your hot mama.

Join us next Thursday for Bridal Fete Chicago

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Next week we’ve got a fresh, fun, fabulous wedding and party trends event just for you!

We’re whipping up gorgeous new spring florals, DIY wedding decor, and so much more.

Beautiful Private Label Linens in spring’s hot hues will be adorned to feature DIY lace doily tabletops, DIY lace doily scallop cocktail table wraps, and so much more.

Victoria Sdoukos Couture will captivate with her sensational silk wedding gowns – all fresh off our fantasy’s fashion runways –  with the most elegant touches of vintage beading, glamour, and gorgeous.

Best of all – each dreamy bridal gown is paired with a handmade confection of a wedding cake – one right after the other – for a delicious cake walk of a promenade throughout the party.

Pure Kitchen Catering shall astound with their beautiful bites – don’t they always?

Cocktails, bien sur, shall abound, with Binny’s crafting up local craft cocktails perfect for spring and summer parties.

And of course Carasco Photography and Fig Media will capture all the magic, for us to share and inspire.

So say “I do”, won’t you?

Tickets are $10 each, but with our discount code “Cake2014” we invite you to join us, as our special guests, free of charge.

Just click here – and we’ll see you next week!

 

Brides to be, join us for our Meet the Experts Party, this Wednesday

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Please say I do…
Brides to be, join us for the Meet the Experts Wedding Trends Party this Wednesday, January 21st.
 
With our friends from CS Brides Magazine, Pure Kitchen Catering, BBJLinen, Tablescapes Party Rental, Victoria Sdoukos Custom Couture, Toni Patisserie, Black Dog Gelato, A Perfect Event and many others, we will answer all of your wedding planning and design questions, sharing the inside scoop on how to maximize your wedding design and budget.

And, no matter where you like, our live stream social media feeds allow our favorite brides all across the country to join right in on the fun – plan those questions now, please!
 
Wednesday, January 22nd
6:30 – 8:30 pm
City View Loft
324 N. Leavitt Street
Chicago, Illinois

 RSVP to meettheexpertsRSVP@bettiebombpr.com

Can’t wait to see you this week – to celebrate and design the wedding of your dreams together.

photo: Carasco Photography

 

 

 

Tune in this Wednesday, Windy City Live, 11a ABC, for Engagement Party Trends

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Tune into Windy City Live, Wednesday, January 15th on ABC for our favorite new Engagement Party Trends, florals, decor and more.
Did you know 1/3 of all engagements the entire year long happen over the holidays, between November and December?
This makes January…Engagement Party month!
Tune in and watch Debi share her favorite party trends fresh from the fashion runways.
Be sure to meet the Color of the Year – Radiant Orchid, and tips to bring your party to life using one bold color, across all of the pretty details, using every hue.
And then of course, we have the just announced official Color of Spring – Dazzling Blue.
Who knew?
Bring modern style alive at the party – from personalized DIY chair decor to photography fun set right on the table.
Last, be sure to tune into our second show, Wednesday night, Windy City Live After Dark, at 12 midnight – for our Fresh, Healthy Cocktail Trends featuring local Premiere Distillery, Koval Distillery and more!
Windy City Live, 11 am on ABC this Wednesday, and streaming live on windycitylive.com.

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