{Bake} Chic Technique

January 5, 2012 § 6 Comments

If the idea of frosting a cake sounds a bit intimidating, just wait until you see this chic technique!  While perusing my friend Melissa’s blog, Best Friends for Frosting, I came across this lovely gateau & just had to share it!  The icing technique is so feminine & so modern.  Right up my alley!

Photo source: Sockerrus / As seen on: Best Friends for Frosting

Before you form your own conclusions as to whether or not you would attempt this technique, click on over to Sockerrus & decide for yourself.  You will be amazed by the simplicity of this icing design!  It’s one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” techniques.

Just the other day, I purchased a small white modern cake plate from HomeGoods.  It’s the perfect foundation for a sweet little tiered cake dressed in this chic technique icing design.  Once I purchase the appropriate size cake pan for my little cake pedestal, I’ll be whipping this one up!

On a final note, you will see Modern Cupcake popping up on the Best Friends for Frosting blog.  I will be contributing dessert ideas, recipes, etc. Stay tuned!

Cheers,

Jill

{Ideas} 12 Lists

January 4, 2012 § 3 Comments

My Birthday List has inspired me.  If you read yesterday’s post, you saw my list for the month of January.  I jotted down my Top 12 things that I would like to do for that month.  So I was thinking…why can’t I do this for every month?

Product: Jotter by Wit & Whistle

I will write down 12 experiences {BIG or SMALL} for each of the 12 months for the year 2012.  I’ll fill you in on what they are & end the month with snapshots.  I hope this inspires you to create your own lists.   These experiences are reminders to appreciate the little things & try new things. May you stretch & GROW!

XOXO,

Jill

{Celebrate} My Birthday List

January 3, 2012 § 4 Comments

It’s my birthday month.  Some people celebrate just on their special day.  While others let the festivities flow into the following weekend. Celebrating with a birthday week is not uncommon, but why limit it?  A birthday month is much more fun!

Photo by Sweetopolita

I’ll be honest.  I’m having a really hard time with the idea of turning another year wiser.  So after much thought, I’ve decided to make the best of it!  I’ve compiled a “To Do” list, so here we go.

12.  Enjoy a picnic with my husband & son.

11.  Paint a canvas.

10. Order & have Carmela Ice Cream shipped.

9.  Purchase a little gift for myself.

8.  Make Chocolate Dipped Champagne Marshallows.

7.  Go for a hike.

6.  Take a Trapeze class w/ girlfriends.

5.  Plan my NYC trip.

4.  Prepare a meal for my parents & siblings.

3.  Get a facial.

2.  Help someone in need.

1.  Enjoy birthday cake with my husband & little one!

So there you have it!  This list has led me to another post in which I will share with you tomorrow.  See you then!

XOXO,

Jill

{Reflect} Resolutions

January 2, 2012 § 3 Comments

The New Year celebrations have come & gone.  It’s 2012, so now what?  Have you made your New Year’s resolutions?

I’ve given this idea a bit more thought.  If you are like me, N.Y. resolutions are difficult to keep.  And if you haven’t written them down, they are hard to remember. I have decided on only one wish for my 2012.

Photo via Hey Look Oy

What is my one wish you might ask?  G.R.O.W.  I want to look back on 2012 and confidently say that I’ve grown as a person.  This idea is encompassing of all things that make up me.

I want to look back & know that I’ve grown in relationships, creatively, professionally, physically & spiritually.  Part of growing is stretching.  Do you stretch?   Do you try out-of your-comfort-zone type-things?  Life hasn’t been given to us to just waste away.

I came across a quote by Lotta of Hey Look Oy.  She said someone once told her…”You don’t need an invitation to your own life.”  With that being said, I’m excited to see what 2012 brings & how I grow.

So it’s day 2 of 2012.  How will I GROW today?

XOXO,

Jill

{Celebrate} 2012

December 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Happy New Year!!!  Have a safe & joyous holiday!

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XOXO,

Jill

{Christmas} Day 25: Wish

December 25, 2011 § 2 Comments

Merry Christmas friends & family!  I wish for you bountiful blessings from above.  Enjoy time with your loved ones & we’ll see you in 2012!

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I will be taking a little vacation but will be back on the blog to wish you a Happy New Year!  Until then, have a safe & happy holiday!

God Bless,

Jill

{Christmas} Day 24: Nativity

December 25, 2011 § 1 Comment

The Nativity scene has special meaning to me during the Christmas season.  This year I displayed our silver one under our Christmas tree. In the evening, it gleamed brightly under the lit tree.  A quiet reminder.

Photo by Modern Cupcake

Merry Christmas!

God Bless,

Jill

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