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Hello, Cupcake.

Posted in fashion, more by Dani on January 20, 2010

Cupcakes, anyone?

A very good night, sweeties! As spring begins to loom amongst us, pastels and candy colors are in full bloom, putting me in the mood for something light and sweet in the kitchen. Since it is not yet time to retire your peacoat to the closet, fruit-flavored cold treats will have to wait awhile. Cupcakes seem just right. My three reasons for loving these bite-sized babies?

1) They are teeny tiny and tidy. Who can say no to miniature anything? It just makes everything better [… and they are mess-free due to their small size. Yay!].

2) They are plain dee down delightful. Because these cutie pies are itsy bitsy, they are also too adorable for words. It is safe to say that they are literally the “babies” (= wee and darling) of the dessert world.

3) They are versatile. Cupcakes are capable of anything! Case in point: the super cute cookbook: Hello, Cupcake! I never knew the sheer and utter adaptibility of these precious puppies until I glanced through its photographs. Amazing, much? Yeah! The “Hello, Cupcake!” blog is pixel proof. So creative. Makes me want to take up vegan cupcaking, which is definitely a possibility, especially over the summer months.  Thank you tons, Hello Cupcake: You’re the best!

As I surfed the Internet this afternoon, I stumbled across a series of high fashion cupcakes. Photographed by Therese Aldgard and styled by Lisa Edsalv, these Swedish talents created a divine photo shoot of whimsical desserts. Take a look for yourself, muffins!

Who can resist these pretty, pastel pieces? Yum!

So chic. Just like Chanel.

Maraschino cherries make everything sweeter.

These cupcakes look so rich and chocolate-y. Haha.

Until next post,

Dani

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Knit Pick

Posted in art, fashion by Dani on December 6, 2009

Hello, fabulous readers! I hope that all of you had a wonderful weekend filled with oodles of rest between manic spurts of writing and studying for finals! The Amazing Shannon recommended a Norwegian website that I should visit all about Norwegian knitting called, Pickles. Cutest title ever, right? (Norway + Yarn = Super FUN! Haha.) …and boy, was she right!

Along with how-to posts on any knitting item from fashion to interior design, this incredibly ingenious blog also  dishes up loads of eye candy in the form of delightfully creative cupcakes (…and muffins too!). I mean: cupcakes are a girl’s best friend. Yum! Haha.

Below are some of my absolute fave pieces on the blog. Want to see the original post of the following items? Just click on the pic! Haha.

Apparel

This bolero looks so comfy and chic at the same time!

Strike a pose!

This hat looks so luxurious! I am totally digging the pom pom. Haha.

This pom pom makes me feel all "warm and fuzzy."

How gorgeous is this color?

I love how bows have the ability to make anything cute.

The contrast between the neon tank and the pastel sweater is simply divine!

This close-up reminds me of cotton candy.

How cute and innovative is this friendship head band!

A double take: But now it's a bracelet. How versatile, eh?

So stylish.

This adorable accessory totally deserves a close-up!

Interior Design

How gorgeous is this space; and that lamp(!): to die for. Very IKEA. Haha.

Close up!

Let there be light! Haha.

It's that time of year again: Christmas! I love how colorful and fun that wreath looks.

You know how I love my CUs. Haha.

What a great way to perk up a room right up!

Toys

What do you get when you put cotton, yarn, cloth, and golden buttons all together?

Surprise! It's a teddy bear! Haha.

Aren’t these pieces absolutely adorable? Thank you so much, Shannon! You’re the best!

I hope that everyone has an absolutely terrific evening! Now, please go get some rest… I’m sure that you totally deserve it!

Good night,

Dani