So, I decided to start a blog (obviously). I am using this space primarily to keep up with my baking addiction. (Hence the "ABC" for "Always Baking Cupcakes.") I will explain:
When I was a freshman in college, I was extremely upset at the prospect of celebrating my 19th birthday without one of my mom's homemade birthday cakes. Eating one of her creations every year on January 19 was a tradition, and not having one suddenly made me feel very homesick. But fear not, because Sarah, Jamie, and Julia came to the rescue. The got me not one, but two, birthday cakes that year. A cookie cake and a regular cake. Oh happy day.
From that year forward, I decided that I would bake birthday cakes for all of my friends on their birthdays, and so my baking obsession was born. (Okay, I admit that it might also have something to do with my complete addiction to eating desserts, but I'll save that issue for another day.) Whatever the reason, I just really love to bake.
So, all of my lovely friends, if your birthday is approaching and you want cake, let me know! (I tend to be on the forgetful side sometimes, so a reminder never hurts.)
On an unrelated note, I had the honor of baking the groom's cake for my friends' wedding a couple of weeks ago. These two people, Halli and Adam Smith, are definitely up there on my list of favorites. They are actually the people who nicknamed me Meggs Benedict. I can't think of a more perfect couple, and I am so thankful to have them in my life. Their wedding was incredible. The cupcakes I made are below. (Special thanks to Clare Ward for the photo.)
And here's a sweet photo of Adam and Halli taken by the incredibly talented Josh Goleman.
Yes, they are probably the cutest people I know. I love them. Congratulations!