Monday, January 3, 2011

{winter baking....}

{double chocolate sweet cakes}


the best way to keep a friend?
....bake for them!

xox
happy monday

55 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey doll
this is beautiful
Happy New Year!!
Have a fab week
oxoxox,
jessi

Privet and Holly said...

Happy New Year,
Koralee! Thank
you for all of your
inspiration and
beautiful photos
in 2010....I'm
looking forward to
sharing the journey
with you in 2011. Thank
you for your Christmas
greetings and please
know how much they meant
to me : ) I'm feeling
better and ready to take
on everything wonderful
about this new year.
Monday hugs!
xx Suzanne

Melanie's Randomness said...

Happy New year & HAPPY MONDAY! aww what a sweet lil cupcake! I love the snowflakes on it! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Do you really bake all these sweet concoctions you post on here? A big kudos to you if you do because they always look devine!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Koralee,

Your blog makes me happy. Such a great way to start the morning...with eye candy!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Ha, I had a elderly neighbor who used to say that about keeping a husband. She said a man who can get cupcakes at home won't go looking for them anywhere else, well, maybe she wasn't talking about baking!

BEAR's Mom said...

Koralee...
your baked sweets look yummy...
box them up and send some to PA
hugs and more hugs
~victoria~

Pinecone said...

Gosh that looks so good! I just got the cutest little cupcake stand that holds only one cupcake...this would look so cute.
Currently my cupcake stand is holding a clove of garlic (hubby thought it was funny.)
As always have a wonderful day.
Ashlyn

Vintage Tea Time said...

What a gorgeous photo!

Natasha said...

Oh I love that! How sweet, and true ;) Happy new year Koralee!

andrea creates said...

oh no, so tempting! there goes my resolution ;)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cupcake.
Beautiful picture.
Beautiful you.
Love baking.
Happy New Year!

Marydon said...

G'morn, Koralee ~
You can bake for me anytime. This cupcake is beautiful ... so are the pink gloves on your side bar.

Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

Have a beautiful New Year ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Rubyred said...

Happy New Year sweet Koralee! The cake looks delicious!
Loved your last post too! Choc full of eye candy!
Rachel x

Ana Degenaar said...

Happy 2011, Dear!!!!
I love that header so so much!!
xx

It's me said...

O my.....double choclate???......amazing !!...happy week darling.....love love love Ria....xxx...

Martina said...

Hi Koralee, a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm back - and am so looking forward to making this year an amazing one, sharing more blogland adventures with you. Missed you! xx

Not Just a Waitress said...

Koralee!! Are you trying to send all your reader's resolutions flying out the window in one fell swoop!?!?!?
I just came from the tredmill!! You musn't torture me with such a tantalizing, delicious looking treat!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

ruffledrose.com said...

It's true, isn't it? Baking is the way to anyone's heart.
xo - Vanessa Elizabeth

tinajo said...

Lovely! :-)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a great great saying! So true! And your cupcake looks heavenly! Heartfelt Blessings to you today! ~ Katie

FrenchBlue said...

Yummmy! I must be good and drink my candy cane green tea instead of being tempted by this sweet slope of goodness by you my darling friend~
XO

Luiza said...

Thank you sweet Koralee, for the comments you always give me!!!!
They mean so, so much to me!!!!
You are a true friend!

And in case I forgot (don´t know how I could) THANK YOU for the beautiful Christmas card you sent me!!!!

Hugs/
Luiza

Susan said...

Your sweet cupcake is a delight to the senses! And oh, I do LOVE snowflakes!
Your collages from yesterday are beautiful too!
I've been meaning to tell you how much I enjoyed your features in Holiday and Where Women Cook. I had thought I would give WWC to my caterer friend for Christmas with a bottle of Cook's Handsoap from Crabtree and Evelyn, but I couldn't part with it! I gave her a cookbook instead! :)
Happy, happy new year, sweet friend!
Blessings!

Shelley in SC said...

Beautiful, wintry baking picture. ::sigh:: Makes me feel like I'm in the Land of Sweets : )!!

Clara said...

Oh, yum!!!!!

Florence and Mary said...

I'm starting to get the inspiration to bake again! Haven't done too much lately - not really ideal when most people will be detoxing and dieting!

Victoria xx

Bad Taste Toast said...

Happy new year! Ah I could use one of these yummy-lookign cupcakes right now :)

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
HAPPY BAKING....THEY LOOK SO DELICIOUS...GOES NICE WITH A CUP OF TEA. HAVE A NICE WEEK. RIZZI

Heidi said...

I love your blog and all the color....and you bake, your my hero!

luckygirlgifts said...

What a lovely blog. I am so happy to have found you.
I agree, baking is definitely the way to keep friends. LOL
Have a Happy New Year
xoxo
Cari b.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Well good afternoon lovely Koralee {rhymes, doesn't it? ^_^}
I keep on trying to reach through my screen but it doesn't work, your cake and picture look awesome. So do the mosaics in your previous post. They should be framed!
We are back home after four days of spinning around, hanging upside down, carrying around the littlest ones, some more hanging upside down and above all lots of fun.
Lots of love to you xxxx

yardage girl said...

So true - sweets for my sweet! have a lovely week x

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Blue and dark chocolate ~ a perfect color combination!
and I love the snowflakes border!
Let's see a small cupcake {with frosting} is about 3 points.
and a small portion of mashed potatoes is about the same...
Hmmmm {please pass the cupcakes ;o)
Oh... Janet from Army Mom mentioned that the snowflakes she used came from Cracker Barrel... Where did you find your snowflake decos, Koralee? They're so adorable!

My first *morning* back was ahhhh, so difficult to come to full "awakeness" LOL
I have a lamp plugged into a timer that turns a soft light on at 5:30am so that I don't feel like I'm waking up in the middle of the night - it's soooo dark!
~ I was dressed by 7am, eating my breakfast muffin in the car at 7:15 and standing in front of 25 kids by 7:30...
{as opposed to second and third cuppa's in my jammies until 10am - sitting next to our tree}

The kids were cute... January is "free choice genre month" since many get books for Christmas... and the buzz was the Kindle and Nook. I don't have one, but they do sound tempting!

I do hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow! Pack a little Christmas treat {like one of those scrumptious cupcakes} and you'll have an extra little smile all morning :o)
I can only imagine how much your lil' bluebirds love you!
xoxo
*blessings for a new year*
love,
Maria

The Moerks said...

Did you seriously make this? It is gorgeous and very yummy looking.

Jeanie said...

Sending you New Year's greetings -- that looks good enough to eat!

marian said...

Something tells me you must have lots and lots of friends then!?!
Beautiful picture! Makes everyone want to start baking, including me!
Looking out for more of your beautiful delicious looking baking in 2011!
Happy Newyear Koralee!
Bye,
Marian

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeheeee! HOW TRUE!!!!

Oh dearest, I just got home from school and we are having a snow storm...I am snuggled here at home, watching the progress on our new rooms, and I am loving visiting with you. School went well, the kids were happy to be back and I read a story to them to ease them back in. Life is sweet, especially wrapped in a blue cupcake!!!

Hey, a while back I told you about the most darling little tooth fairy cottage to hold baby teeth....crocheted!!! MY HUSBAND GOT ME A WEE ONE FOR CHRISTMAS! I want to show you the picture. Email me when you have a little free moment and I will show you.

MUCH LOVE TO YOU SWEET FRIEND! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It would be most useful if I gave you my email!

rivani@bethel.edu

Anita :)

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh yum! and a pretty "yum" at that! :)

Ashley said...

And that's why we are pals dear Koralee!!! Xoxoxo

Lisa said...

most definitely... and keeps hubbies happy too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's the koralee kind of cupcake, pretty!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I do a lot of "friend baking"!

krys kirkpatrick said...

I love baking...I love my friends. For some of us...cooking is just another way to show love.

red ticking said...

hi darlin... happppy new year!!!! we have so much to look forward to in this bright and wonderful future... and may God bless you...
i have been baking up a storm... now i need to exercise to get it all off!
xoxo

Geisslein said...

I would like to taste one now...hmmm.
Wish you a very creative and lovely tuesday - filled with a lot of hugs and kisses! ;o)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Koralee, YOur cupcake image is art! Can I ask.. what image and editing program do you use?
Happy Day!
Yvonne

Martha said...

your images are just beautiful...every.single.time
love the blue especially:)

Foxglove Spires said...

Baking and delicious cupcakes sounds delightful, especially double chocolate!! Enjoy your delicious, scrumptious delights. xxx

Melissa said...

your blog is delightful! enjoyed my visit today.

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, winter baking is such fun!!! Oh my and i totally adore your new gorgeous banner...so pretty! Wishing you LOVE and JOY this new year sweet friend! Thanks so much for all the love, support and blessing sent my way in 2010! I look forward to sharing more adventires with you this year! Have alovely merry happy start of the week in 2011 and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Gloria said...

Happy New Year, Koralee!! YUM!!! Baking and friendship...sharing in the best of the best. What a lovely thought and photo...:)

Thank you for your sweet friendship!!

xoxo Gloria

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh...so pretty!

m.e (Cathie) said...

hello lovely friend, I definitely agree with that!
I haven't been baking much lately so I'll leave it all to you.
I'll put the kettle on if you feel like a yummy tea.
much love to you ♥