Tuesday, September 30, 2008

autumn treats


in a burst of susie homemaker energy on sunday afternoon i made carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese icing. after 1 1/2 hours of alternating between the kitchen and my art room, there were 48 cupcakes which gave me 22 to take to work and 22 to send to work with bill. plus i saved these 2 back for our sunday evening tv-watching treat! at work we rationalized eating the decadent icing by saying at least we were getting our veggies in the carrot cake. smile! bill and i both agreed that we enjoyed sharing at work so much that we will make this a monthly thing. our october treat will be welsh cakes made from an old williams (bill's mom) family recipe. i promise to share the recipe later next month!

i've been practicing on my photoshop skills. i used the liquify tool to create the fun pattern around the plate above. when jenna was here saturday she and i played with the distort feature to twirl and pinch photos of family members. she thought it was too too funny! and grandma did too!

i'm off to take a bike ride in the cool autumn air! what are you doing to enjoy these lovely evenings?

10 comments:

Auburn Kat said...

Oh my! Can I come over?

Tonight I'm enjoying the evening by laying under the covers to keep warm and eating popcorn!

Strider said...

They look very tasty...I like the veggie angle!

Betsy said...

Those look yummy! When I worked full time, I loved taking food in to share! Offices are great for that, aren't they? :)

Jenn said...

yummmm!

We're enjoying some crisp Fall weather too. I think it's time for some marshmallow roastings!

xoxx...jenn

cindy : quaint said...

the cupcakes look delicious!

Donna said...

Yum! I love carrot cake and those look fabulous!

Hugs,
Donna

Lavinia said...

They look scrumptious! I love the candy corn adornment and the loads of icing....

AlasMyDear said...

ooh! yummy...i'm drooling at my screen! haha i thought you'd put icing around the edge of the plate when i first saw that photo!

Crossroads Cottage said...

Yum. Yum. Now I'm craving carrot cake cupcakes. There is nothing better than cream cheese frosting. If only I could take a lick through the computer screen - sort of like that TV scene in Willy Wonka. :)

Karine said...

Mmmm...cupcakes with frosting! My weakness. Playing with Photoshop is fun, isn't it?