Monday, November 9, 2009

The Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment

So it appears that yours truly is now an addict of cook and bake offs.
This coming weekend Cupcake Hussy will be competing in The Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment. I not telling what I'll be making but it WON'T be cupcakes. Since I'm competing under the name Cupcake Hussy, this should confuse quite a few folks...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Inspiration from the weirdest places

Wednesday night I had to attend a PTO (exactly like a PTA but without all the legal nonsense) meeting for the Family Fun Committee that I'm on.
I'd committed to the meeting and then realized that my husband wouldn't be home to watch the kids because he had a Rangers hockey game that night. (I'm a NY Rangers Hockey Widow) I would have to bring the kids with me if I wanted to attend.
I talked to the other members and it turned out that some of them might also have to bring their offspring.
I wound up at Wal-Mart searching for the Kiss M&M's (found them!) and while I was there, I grabbed a bunch of crayons and coloring books for the kids to keep them occupied during our meeting. As I was cruising the toy aisle this package of animals jumped out at me and without a second thought I tossed it in the basket.
Long story short my kids were the only ones at the meeting so the animals never got opened.
The boys finally noticed them in my bag this evening and ripped open the package and quickly grew tired of the poor creatures.
As I was scooping them up I started to really look at them and thought "WOW. These would be AWESOME for Cupcake Hussy!"
I got to work right away. Here is a sneak peak at the first one out of the pack. She's not done yet but I think she looks awesome so far.
If you have a fundraiser for your local zoo or heck, even if you want to just wear her to the park, she's the perfect date! I can't wait to see how she turns out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fierce & Sweet

We had such a good time! We didn't win but met some fantastic people and tasted some super good stuff. LOTS of talented folks in Brooklyn, NY!!!

I made 200 + Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese icing and about 150 chocolate Halloween lollipops. Lots of hard work but completely worth it.

Our cupcakes on display.

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The lovely winner of the Cupcake Hussy headband I'd made for the raffle. It's SO perfect in her hair!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.”

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fierce and Sweet

If you need to know one thing about me, know this. I love giving back. I love doing what I can for as many as I can. Charity work makes me happiest. Knowing that I'm helping someone(s) who will benefit from my donation of time, money, energy, resources what have you does my soul good. In that vein I signed Cupcake Hussy up for Fierce and Sweet 1st annual bake off. I'll be both baking for the competition and creating a really special item for the raffle they will be holding.
If you are in the NYC area, come out and do good.
Have some yummy baked goods and maybe win a Cupcake Hussy original!

Monday, September 14, 2009


We finally have an ETSY storefront!!!
All of the items you see in this blog are for sale at the shop.

You can also follow Cupcake Hussy on Twitter. Search for Cupcake Hussy...(duh!)

We are also on Facebook. Again, under Cupcake Hussy but in case that can't be found (I'm a little befuddled by the whole thing and not sure if I did it right) you can do a search for me Diana Sherman Whittles and add me as a friend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I've been on a bit of a creative bender lately and Halloween is at the forefront of my brain.