Monday, June 1, 2009

Cowanation Picture Post

Spiderman takes a break from saving the city and eats cupcakes.
"smile everybo---ooh! Is that cupcake for me???"
This kid's parents do not approve of his toothbrushing technique.
I am so glad I went and got one of these cupcake display rack-thingies.
She ate the top off this kebab so fast that i seriously have no idea when it happened.
Coo-Coo for Coconuts. I had no idea people liked coconut so much, or a would have made an extra dozen.
The girl on the right came back three times. Also, I dig her hat.
I think he liked it. His mouth was a bit full, so all i really heards was "diff murff iff muRRf rurf."
PB&J. The lighting is lousy, but they tasted amazing.
Kupcake-Ka-Bobs! Woo hoo! Proof that everything is better when you put it on a stick.
Look at all the adorable cupcake eaters at my cupcake sale!
These chicks rock. Especially the one on the right, she's very serious about her cupcakes.
Classic Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes. And my vintage piggy bank to hold my change and survey the lay of the land.
The set-up. Before i even managed to take any pictures, almost a dozen cupcakes were gone! That's why there are only 3 Coo-Coo for Coconuts at the front left of the table.

Doesn't that look like fun? The actual post about the 14th annual Cowanation event is below!

Cowanation Cupcake Sale

Cowanation--It's a street long yard sale, wrapped up in a party, wrapped up in...a cupcake. With a nice side order of community spirit. I decided that this year's event was a perfect time to take my cakes out and see what people had to say. Turns out, they said a lot of amazingly nice things, things like "delicious" and "adorable" and "vegan?"...and also, "Can I get your business card?" Now, that's a bit of a story, but the part that matters is that my business cards weren't ready on yard sale day, even though my food was. So I handed out my email and phone number on a few scraps of paper, and told a few people to come back and just beat on the door if they wanted to. So now I'm planning a little door-to-door flyer expedition on my street, just to be sure everyone can find me for real. Especially the nice lady who was interested in me doing some baby shower treats for her, which sounded like fun.
So, on to the days treats: I had cupcakes in Classic Vanilla, Classic Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Jelly (yes, thats a peanut butter cupcake with grape jelly filling!) the considerably more popular than expected Coo-Coo for Coconuts, and the brand new crowd pleasing invention, Kupcake-Ka-Bobs. A Kupcake-Ka-Bob, for those who weren't lucky enough to get one before i completely sold out (shocker! 10 dozen cupcakes in under three hours!), is a bamboo skewer of yummy individually iced mini cupcakes. The last two went to a pair of toddlers riding in a little red wagon, which was so perfect it made me nearly die of cuteness.
Much thanks to all my friends and neighbors who made Cowanation such a totally fun and successful day for me, I had a total blast and found the confidence that I can build a business out of my love of cute-as-heck food objects. Also, thanks to all the people who let me take photos of them enjoying tasty cupcakes!

ps. I'm still fighting the battle of me vs. blogger when it comes to photos. it looks like rest of my cowanation pictures may be a seperate entry for now.