The winner of the Build-A-Bear JONAS Dog is:
Naomi from Down Under! Shoot me an email Naomi so our friends at BABW can send the newest member of your family all the way to Australia! I'll ask them to pack treats for traveling in the box. It's a long way to go for a tiny dog.
Of course, we took Miami with us to the VIP Jonas Mania party at our local BABW on Friday night. She got dressed up for the occasion in her poncho. Check out the lineup!
Here's Loopy, operating the pedal of the giant stuffing machine. Don't you just lurrve the fact that even though she's a teenager in high school, she still gets excited about things like this and spent her Friday night with The Fan and I at the mall standing in line for a stuffed animal?
She's so awesome. She came home with her stuffed dog and made chocolate chip cookies for her weekend study group:
She packaged them up for the trip to Alexis's house. Aren't you glad I asked the girl at Anthropologie for an extra box last weekend?
The baking! The winning! It never ends around here. Time to venture out wearing my sassy new cupcake apron that The Fan got me from Booji Boo, and deliver the cupcakes!
Gah. If you think I didn't totally Photoshop the giant wrinkles off my face in these pictures, have another drink. It was horrifying to see these shots. I'm having a drink as I blog it.
I took Cheryl rich chocolate cupcakes filled with strawberry buttercream topped with marscapone buttercream frosting and a fresh sugared strawberry.
I made a quick stop at Heather's and met her family... the sweetest bunch of boys she has under one funky retro roof. I took them some kid-friendly hamburger cupcakes:
Want a better view? Here's a single. These are a variation of the ones from Hello, Cupcake! but I decided they'd transport better if instead of being removed from their paper and cut in half to assemble, I lopped off the top and put the brownie on top of the whole base to reassemble... do you follow that logic?
I also met cute Jade and her boyfriend at Starbucks to present her with a batch of Red Velvet Elvis cupcakes. One more delivery, but first I had to get ready for the Sunday Charm Bracelet Togglin' Party!
I made a little goodie for my pal KAGS who attended the event as a "teacher helper"! Do you recognize that little cupcake box? They were at Micheals a while back in the dollar section. I repainted the base orange and plucked off the ghastly fake cherry on the top. I glued on the snazzy Halloween cat from Pier One and added the ribbon, pom pom and some bat confetti... that's better! Do you totally wish you'd stocked up on those crazy little dollar boxes now?
But every party Saucy throws needs real cupcakes, right?
Mmmmm! Chocolate with buttercream and these amazing sprinkles from Williams-Sonoma. The cupcake papers are from Crate & Barrel. I snagged everything on my whirlwind tour of Detroit two weekends ago... basically I hauled home a carry-on full of baking supplies.
The last batch of cupcakes looked like candy corn! Thankfully, sweet Leica took Janna her winnings after the charm party.
Sunday afternoon was spent chatting, sipping on cold drinks and charming away...
... everyone was so into their crafting! The end result was beautiful:
The best part? I'm giving away this bracelet I made at the party to one of you. Loopy and I each made one last year and we just haven't got enough arms for all these bracelets. You want? Are you signed up as a follower yet?
Just leave a comment and tell us what you think Loopy should be for Halloween... and it could be yours. It should be yours, don't you think? We need more winners around here. You could be a winner.