Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Life without technology - what a thought!

In the midst of a full and fast paced life we probably never really know how much we rely on technology until those that we rely on so much decide that they are no longer for this world. Our trusted and faithful desktop yesterday took what we thought was its last breath and then amongst the chaos that ensued was that very frightening thought - what about my database, email contacts, favourite websites, emails, order schedule and the treasured photographs - the list just gets longer! So we called Stewart at Cobalt Visuals in Mullumbimby to assist in the very minuscule possibility that he may be able to revive our friend. At 6.30pm the long awaited knock at the door - hard drive in hand. Amazing it lives! Celebrations for Stewart and his team - beer and the promise of cupcakes!

x Nikki

Monday, June 15, 2009

Stimulate the senses

Today we are baking for our cafe orders and what better way to stimulate the senses but the smell of Glasshouse candles. This weeks favourite is Bordeaux. Thanks to the lovely Melissa at Greenhouse Byron Bay - if you haven't been you must she stocks the most divine homewares and gifts that you will find.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

13, 40, 50 and 60

This weekend at i dream of cupcakes was spent enjoying our eldest beautiful girl turn 13, it was so delightful to watch her enjoy an evening with family and love just being herself. The next day was spent at the Byron at Byron for spa treatments for the birthday girl and a girly lunch (of course dressed in Tluxe from Swanky and Swish my absolute favourite!!) with all the special girls/women in her life. It was one of those weekends when you just pinch yourself and think how wonderful things really are ...

In between the funtime of now having a teenager in the house we created beautiful cupcakes for a 40th, 50th and 60th ... today was spent recouping and we'll start again tomorrow.

(40 is the new 30)

Until next time

x Nikki

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's a bugs life

wishing lauren a very happy 13th birthday
these were a special order by Lauren and her mum Kerrie
Lauren attended our first cupcake cooking and decorating
classes at Bangalow in the Easter School holidays
it was lots of fun to create these for Lauren who is a
huge ladybeatle fan
x Nikki

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

So much news

Finally I have been able to take time out of my day to update everyone in the world of i dream of cupcakes. Where to start -
  • Thanks so much to the lovely Simone at Swanky and Swish for a great competition featuring i dream of cupcakes and Paper Eskimo. It was loads of fun which included two very well deserving customers winning an i dream of cupcakes birthday party, we had a cupcake day in store which was too much fun and lots of over indulging ...
  • We are now stocking the most delightful cupcake wrappers and invitations from Paper Orchid. Have a look at our wedding page.
  • New flavours - delicious apple and maple syrup are simple yummy, choc-raspberry for that sweet and sour bite and zesty lemon which is Riley's (8) favourite at the moment.
  • Inspired by the beautiful fabrics at "I Just Love that Fabric" will be some very funky cupcake holders and boxes for the retro lover.
  • Birthday Club! Yes i dream of cupcakes birthday club, to join (and it's free) simply email name, address, email and date of birth of all the family members - birthdays are to be celebrated at any age

Until next time

x Nikki