Monday, September 24, 2012

PURRRPLE cupcakes for Kensie

My little 3 year old niece Kensie is what I call a wonderful nutbar - full of energy and sweetness. She likes playing fake lemonade stand, LOVES mermaids and princessy dress up but ALSO loves pretending she's Linsanity (Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks) or Ryan Kesler (of the Vancouver Canucks). She's super athletic already - both her parents are sports stars. When I was pregnant with Teddy, she'd always ask me what the baby was saying, and was he sleeping in there, and what did he look like, and what was his name?? She would kiss me belly and would make sure I ate enough:  "you have to eat Auntie Lyndsay, for the baby!!" She's so cute sometimes it makes me want to cry, you just never want these sweet little monkeys to grow up even one more minute, you want them to stay mini and hilarious and innocent forever... !

Kensie loves the colour purple... and has been talking about her purple cupcakes that Auntie Lyndsay is making for her 3rd birthday party since probably the day after her 2nd birthday... ! I made chocolate cupcakes with light purple vanilla buttercream, and a ruffly buttercream cake, with a hand drawn special mermaid flag in the likeness of Kensie!!

Happy birthday to my little munchkin Kensie! Auntie Lyndsay loves you lots!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bear With Me... A Bear Cake and a Teddy

Happy Fall everyone!

Holy man it's been a wild summer (and really, a wild roller coaster year) for me. But it comes down to this ... I had a beautiful baby boy this summer, born on his due date, August 20th, here in Vancouver, BC! His name is Teddy!

Becoming a mom has been... oh yes, life changing. It's only been a month now, but you can't help but feel a myriad of crazy emotions - excitement/disbelief that there is now another little mini human in the house, growing powerful love as you get to know your new baby, and of course homebound cabin fever, as your entire job now consists of feeding and caring for this growing little monkey, as well as those baby blues - sleep deprivation and your body changing can really do a number on you, too...

Crazily enough in the last few days I've had the urge to bake things, so I made some chocolate chip cookies, a sour plum crisp and some blueberry yogurt muffins, all simple things that I could throw together but still feel like I was human. (I made the cookies carrying Teddy on a sling in front of me)! I'm thinking of reopening Coco Cake on a very low key basis come January 2013, but for now will just add some posts of cakes I haven't yet posted... and some family cakes, too!

Here is a cute little bear cake that I made a while back but didn't post - man this Japanese character is popular! His name is ... Rilakuma! Lookit that face! Pretty cute.

I hope all you blog buddies and readers out there are doing exceptionally well. Thanks for all the kind and thoughtful wishes I've received this past year! Looking forward to spending time with my little guy and getting back into some baking/blogging in the near future!

See you soon,

xo Lyndsay (and Teddy!)