Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cupcakes for Mother

I approached birthdays with anticipation growing up, knowing my mother would make a beautiful cake. Looking back, I don't know how she managed to do this for my birthday each year -- only two days after Christmas! But I appreciate so much the love she baked into each lovely creation. It is so special now as a daughter to make cakes for my mother. These pretty floral cupcakes were perfect to take to a picnic with my parents, siblings and their families. It is a rare treat to have us all together these days!

Tomorrow I will share photos from our wonderful afternoon, and Friday's post will feature a fun gift idea. Then next week will be bursting with back-to-school fun.

18 comments:

Kerree said...

They look so gorgeous! I hope they tasted as good as they look :)

Kathleen at Set to a Tea said...

Yup! A little bit of loveliness!
Any time you have a spare minute, :) I could you a quick tip on how to pipe those flowers.

I do so love cupcakes, and so does my youngest. Thanks for the inspiration, I think we'll make a batch today. We'll even dig out his cupcake book from Christmas!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Beautiful!

Ariadone said...

Hello Melissa, Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van je Mama Sweet Congratulations on the birthday of your Mama. Your hands make Loveliness.
Godeliva van Ariadone

Just a little something from Judy said...

Like I mentioned to you before, each visit to this blog brings joy to my days. Every post is so colorful, creative, artistic and filled with words of grace, love and kindness. I appreciate the lessons you are teaching your children just through your examples.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, you are so sweet to do that for your mother and family. Those are beautiful cupcakes. That's the thing I loved so much about my grandmother. She made the most delicious cupcakes on earth, and even into adulthood, she would bake them for me when I would go to her house for a visit. I don't even think it was so much the cupcakes that I loved (oh, sure they were delicious), but the fact that she took the time to do something for me that she knew I loved. The thoughtfulness, and that is YOU.

Have a wonderful time making memories with those you love...

XO,

Sheila (I'm on an extended blog break, but I will check in as I can)

The Hammers said...

I'm not sure if I have posted this to you before or not, but I want you to know each morning I start my day with your blog. It is inspiring to me to start my day with peace in my heart and energy to move.

Your pictures and writings are so soft and inviting, unlike so many other places I visit. I hope to be a blog stacker of your for a long time.
Sally in Idaho

Jan's Blog said...

Absolutely adorable. Do you get your talent and sweet spirit from your mother? I don't know how YOU do it...but I'm glad you do, and I'm glad you share it with us. Darien just swooned when she saw these cupcakes. We'll be making them soon.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

So beautiful!

Sandy Toes said...

Just beautiful.

sandy toe

Anonymous said...

LOVELY!

Workin' MAMA! said...

Your post is like a quip episode - leaving your audiences hungry for more loveliness! The cupcakes are gorgeous - I too, remember my mama baking for me and going out of her way after christmas (it was hard being a january baby outside my house after christmas) - She made sure each birthday was SPECIAL and that I felt valued and that my special day was not lost in Christmas! I can't wait for friday's post and especially, ideas for back to school! You are an inspiration!

latrice

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh those are GORGEOUS cupcakes!!!

Sharon Ward said...

Melissa

I am Sharon Ward from Elba. We lived across the street from your family in Brookdale when your father pastored Elba Church of Christ. I am just now finding your blog and enjoying it more than I have words to express. I have told my husband that you are undoubtably the most talented person that I've ever known. Your blog is so wonderful, interesting and just simply delightful. I have two children. Ryan is 34 and has cerebral palsy. He is in a wheelchair and I'm home each day as his caregiver. My daughter Shea is 32 and has married and lives in High Point, NC. She has a 2 1/2 yr.old daughter, and a son that just turned one on
August 6th.

BTW your family is just beautiful as are your crafts. I am just fasinated that one could have the talent you are gifted with.

Melissa Lester said...

Sharon, thank you so much for your kind words. You have made my day! Of course, I remember your family and hope that you all are doing well. I have such nice memories of Brookdale and all the families there. Since you are still in the neighborhood, I thought you might know how Mrs. Brunson is doing? I haven't heard an update in quite a while.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

These are beautiful...it would be hard to bite into the pretty decorations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,
Your cupcakes are so beautiful. Almost too pretty to eat. Perhaps someday (in your free time LOL) you could do a post on how to frost them and make the leaves and flowers?? Oh, if I could just be 1/25th as talented as you....

PS - I duplicated your Bridal Shower Wedding Cake centerpiece (made out of towels) for my niece's bridal shower and it turned out so nice. Luckily I had your picture to copy and I found a website on the internet that showed how to fold the towels. I used white towels (2 bath, 2 hand and 2 bathcloths) with blue ribbon and white silk roses. It didn't even take that long to put together. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

Melissa Lester said...

Sandy, I'm so glad you made the wedding towel cake and it turned out great!

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