Monday, April 28, 2008

You're so beautiful, you could be an air hostess in the sixties

This weekend was blazin' hot in the southland. I was baking, literally and figuratively. I do most of my baking before 8am on Saturdays It'is the best time, when the sun is on the weak side and the kids are occupied. I made some strawberry cupcakes with chocolate frosting, not that crappy fake strawberry 'tasting' stuff - but a nice cake with actual strawberries mixed in. Surprisingly fantastic, I'd say. I probably should have stopped there, but once I get on a roll, I can't stop. So I made some fake Hostess cupcakes, or as I call them "FAUXSTESS". They look quite cute on my Fish's Eddy Memo 'notepaper plate'. You thought it was paper, didn't you - ha fooled you suckas. Faux all around, really.

A few weeks ago I went to a meet up for indie crafters in L.A. It was amazing to see hundreds of women here in Los Angeles, all of whom do the same thing - design stationery, jewelry, art, what have you. It was amazing and intimidating. While some of the women were new to the biz, others were well established. Right now I feel right in the middle and need a compass to tell me where to go. In the midst of the chaos I met Erin from Design for Mankind. If you have never been to that site, go - it's fantastic. She has great finds an amazing taste.

And so it's nice to be able to say that I am collaborating with her in hosting a giveaway of a bunch of my stationery. If you missed the last giveaway, now's your chance for more. Sadly, my cupcakes are not a part of the giveaway, maybe next time.

Go here for the Design for Mankind, stationery giveaway.
Go here for the 'real' Strawberry Cupcakes, recipe.

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20 Comments:

Blogger dapotato said...

love "fauxstess." are you posting the real strawberry cupcake recipe anytime soon, hmmm? the strawberry pocky garnish is a nice touch.

Monday, April 28, 2008 4:35:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

Oops. Forgot that part. I'll add it. Sorry.

Monday, April 28, 2008 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger the slackmistress said...

You have an Etsy shop, yes? You should sell cupcakes there!

Monday, April 28, 2008 5:00:00 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I left a comment over yonder. Not because I need to win, but I want to try to help you out. : )

Monday, April 28, 2008 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

...but you'd probably have to keep your normal job. Hee!

And mmmm- nonsketchy hostess cupcakes. They look fantastic.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:50:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I LOVE strawberry cupcakes. Trying it this weekend!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:59:00 AM  
Blogger Gerta said...

We had a very Jenn night. I made your mac n' cheese and strawberry cupcakes tonight. You are freakin' awesome, sister! How can you not love when your kids say, "MMM...I love spinach" and "OOOO...strawberries". Thanks!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Carol Browne said...

OH MY GOD...that plate! That plate that looks like writing paper? I LOVE IT! I just can't believe it. I'm putting THAT on my birthday list this year. YAY!

Yummy cupcakes. Thanks for the recipe.

But that plate! That plate! AAAAH!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't trying to put this as an arguement (on nanettes' blog). I was just saying it's not true and politely appologizing for not agreeing with her. I have had 3 pregnancies so I should know. so you don't call someone an "ass" especially if the comment wasn't for you. It's just a fact, not an arguement. So you should feel like an ass for making this comment.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:05:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

Well I don't go around leaving anonymous comments on people's blogs, making a pregnant woman feel like crap. You're right, I am an ass for defending my friend, whereas you are anonymous, you can say whatever you want. Whee!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Jenn is an ass? That is not true, sorry.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:51:00 PM  
Blogger Keely said...

I was going to say: Yum, cupcakes!* but that hardly seems worth typing after reading Will's comment.

Oh, man. I shouldn't be so entertained by this.

YUM, cupcakes!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:00:00 PM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

Yeah for quoting Flight of the Conchords. My homeboys lol
Now I want cupcakes too but my butt is telling me no.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:40:00 PM  
Blogger jami said...

Yum! I wanted to bake this weekend, but 1) I wasn't inspired by anything in particular and 2) it was way too frickin' hot!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:02:00 PM  
Anonymous kermit said...

1. you're not an ass
2. i don't know why anybody hasn't mentioned this, but why in blue blazes do you get up before 8am on a sunday? sundays for sleeping in! besides, if the kids/other people are bothering you while you bake, i'm sure it's within your legal right to shoot them with a tranquilizer gun.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:12:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

Kermit,

1. blue blazes is an excellent band name.

2. The kids and I have internal clocks. We wake up between 6am and 6:30am, automatically. Every single morning.

I remember being the same way when I was growing up. I've always been a morning gal. If I sleep past 7 or so, I'm probably sick.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only post anonymous because it's easier than trying to figure out how to work the other stuff.

kat

p.s. besides, I like for Jenn to know it's me annoying her.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger That Girl Can Eat said...

Jenn,

Your cupcakes are so beautiful, you could be part time food model.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 8:11:00 PM  
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