Scandalous sweets (warning mature content!)

(This post isn’t intended to offend anyone. It’s more for a lighthearted laugh so we apologize if we offend you in any way)

I have way too much fun decorating cookies. I think I have just as much fun eating them too. Here are some cookies that I made for a bachelorette party. The ladies who attended the party had a boudoir photoshoot so they wanted something to go along with the theme. What else to go along with the theme than corset cookies?

The bachelorette had red cowboy boots so there had to be some boots too! Aren’t these cute?

Here are some in pink.

A couple months ago I got a phone call from this gentleman asking for a “boob cake”.  My friends can be comedic at times so I thought it could possibly be one of them but I continued the conversation with this gentleman. It was truly a new client that was really wondering if it was something I do. To tell you the truth, I never really thought that I would do these types of sweets. It never really crossed my mind whether or not I would or wouldn’t but they’re only sweets right? People get a good laugh from them and enjoy the cake. I thought, why not?

This cake turned out better than I had expected! All of “Billy’s” coworkers got a kick out of the cake. I hope he had a great birthday!

Not less than a week after the first cake, I got an order for these birthday cupcakes! How funny.

It always makes me smile when people have fun with sweets!

All of these orders received lots of smiles and laughs. Everyone had (too much) fun with them as well as enjoyed eating them and to tell you the truth, that’s what really matters and what really makes me happy.

Sweets the new sports fuel

Ok maybe sweets aren’t the BEST energy snacks but they’re a pretty good motivation to play hard! If you know me, I’ve been playing flag football since I was in high school which is rare for a girl. I have a love for football almost as big as my love for sweets themselves, that’s HUGE by the way. I play on a couple different adult teams around town to keep me active throughout the year. My coed team was struggling one game this season and I felt the team morale was a little low. To give them a pick-me-up I told them I would bring out some cupcakes to the next game and that everyone had to earn their share. That game we all played really well and we WON! I think that was one of the most fun games we played all season. Everyone earned their cupcakes that game.

We were so happy for our W and our cupcakes of course. Sweets make everything better, at least I think so.

For the playoffs this season, everyone deserved a good dose of Sweet Pops for playing so well. Since the team name is “Touchdown My Pants” I made these cake pops.

The ones that I made shaped into footballs didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to so I ended up just putting football laces on the regular ones.

Thanks for the thumbs up Jimmy!

While we were enjoying our sweets, one of our team mascots wanted a bite too. She is too cute and I bet she really wishes her tongue was longer so she could reach that cakepop. Sorry Prada, no chocolate for you! I’ll try to bring you out some carob doggie pops next time.

I also play on a women’s team in the city league. I can’t tell you how cool these ladies are. On and off the field they are pretty stellar. Women who love football MUST love sweets too, right? Right.

This is our mascot. Isn’t she cute? She approves too.

With the end of the football season I had to find something else to keep in shape until the next season. I decided it was time that I became a triathlete. How hard could that be? I like swimming. I like biking. I like running. Oh man was I in for a treat! For the first couple of weeks my body hated me. My motto is: As long as you exercise, you can eat what you want.  That translates into I can eat as much sweets as I want as long as I’m able to work it off and throw in some healthy stuff too. Well, I can tell you that it makes it a lot harder when training for a triathlon so with all of the training, I have to stay away from eating too many cupcakes. For being a baker, it’s been really hard to say the least. I’ve traded my sweets for energy gels, which are pretty tasty!

The triathlon is coming up in a couple of weeks…eeek! I will be running in the Danskin Triathlon! My motivation for the training is that I get to eat nice big chocolate cake when I’m done. YAYYY! Wish me luck because I sure will need it.

What kind of sweets get you motivated to get out and exercise?

Bake sale!

photo by Nathan Russell Photography

One afternoon I got this facebook link from a friend of mine, Linda. It said “you should do this” and it all began from there. I read up on the Austin Bakes website about what was going on. The Austin community was going to participate in a nationwide bake sale to raise money for relief in Japan.  As soon as I read that, I said “where do I sign up?” 23 cities in the US participated and held a bakesale in their cities on April 2.  Read more here!

I love most of those things too. Agreed that everyone needs a lil sugar sometimes…maybe all the time.

Well on April 2 AustinBakes was able to secure 5 locations around the city and over 100 volunteers to help out. How cool is that? Bakeries, bakers, volunteers, even pets came together to make this possible. Most of the locations were open from 10-2 with the exception of one that was open until 5pm. At the end of the day, we were proud to say that we were able to raise over $11,500! now that’s AWESOME!!

photo by Nathan Russell Photography

We donated to AmeriCares who currently is overseas taking care of our friends hit by the tragedies. If you would like to donate to them, click here.

We were stationed downtown Austin at the Wolf Gang Bakery.

Here was our table before it became overflowing with sweets. Can you imagine that we had double the amount of sweets to be sold than in this picture?  Gemma and Shelley did a wonderful job setting up the tables.

Austin Bakes had a little contest going between all of the locations so we were tweeting how much we had raised. We definitely could not have pulled off this event without the help of social media. Thanks for everyone who followed the event and followed Austin Bakes.

There were so many good looking treats that I can’t possibly post all of the pictures but here’s a picture of my favorite! These cookies were so adorable and expressed exactly what everyone at the event felt. We wanted to show our love in the only way we knew how and that was through our baked goods made with love. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s true, at least for me. I put my heart into everything that’s Sweet Pop and I hope that someone gets a smile from them even if it’s just a picture we post.

Here are some of our sweets that we made, Japanese inspired of course:

photo by Red Fly Photography

You can’t have Japan without Domo-kun cupcakes!

My friend Sherbear was giving me her best Domo-kun face. I loved it! Thanks for supporting 😀

photo by Red Fly Photography

We had two kinds of cakepops at the sale. These were inspired by the Japan flag. The rising sun cakepops were our Devil’s Food and the rising “heart” cakepop was Velvety Red with love.

We didn’t forget about Hello Kitty. She had to make an appearance at the sale and she was a HIT.

Green Tea Cupcakes

We also made some green tea cupcakes. These were amazing! Not only did the cherry blossoms turn out really cute but the green tea was just perfect. I liked this flavor so much that I decided to add this flavor to my regular menu 🙂

KPG got to meet so many sweet people at the event. Please feel free to check out their blogs and follow them on Twitter! Sorry if I left someone out but this was TEAM DOWNTOWN!

Jane-  http://atasteofkoko.com/

Julie Boolie- http://www.julieeboolietran.blogspot.com/

Shelley- http://franishnonspeaker.com/

Kathryn- http://austingastronomist.com/

Sarah- http://thesmartkitchenblog.com/

Gemma- http://curiousconfections.com/

Nina- http://www.dailysalt.org/

We’re in the NEWS!

So sorry that I haven’t posted about the Austin Bakes bakesale yet. Let me tell you that it was a wonderful event to be at. I met so many awesome people within the baking and Austin community that just wanted to make a difference and we were all doing it together. It was really sweet!

To hold you over until I can get all of my pictures together for it, I’ll leave you with the two news specials on us. You can see our really cute Japan flag cakepops as well as a short interview with the KPG. I have to admit that my wording during the interview COULD have been better but I was on a slight sugar high all day.

KVUE

http://www.kvue.com/v/?i=119118309

KUT

Torrie Hardcastle from KUT was so nice! She took great pictures as well.

Rosedale Ride

Last weekend we had the privilege to meet the wonderful staff at the Rosedale School. Every year the school holds a fundraiser to raise money for the Rosedale Foundation. They have such a great cause. Read more about it here: http://rosedaleride.blogspot.com/

KPG here was able to donate a few hundred cupcakes to the silent auction. I really hope they enjoyed them!

Their motto and what they have done is so inspiring. The students that have been touched by the school are also extraordinary!

On Saturday I tuned up my bike and set out on a 20 mile bike ride.

The turn out was great! Over 1300 people came out and supported the Rosedale Foundation. Some riders biked for 60 miles. Some riders biked for 40 miles and Team SweetPop biked for 20 miles.

Along the routes were stop stations that were sponsored by organizations and businesses. We had some oranges, bananas, gatorade, and of course COOKIES!

Sister Sweetpop also survived the ride after her accident on the road. Get better soon! In the meantime, we had some Amy’s Ice Cream to make the ouchies better.

There were so many great vendors out there supporting. After our ride we were so hungry for a BBQ sandwich.

Here is Team SweetPop! We all made it which was a huge accomplishment because none of us trained for the ride ahead of time and it was out longest ride yet. Next year we will ride the 40 mile route!

Thanks again to the Rosedale School for having us as a sponsor as well as participants. It was definitely an experience none of us will forget and hopefully we will make more memories of it next year.