Happy 100th post to me.

Whew!!! 100 posts. My first post was April 23rd 2008. It still sits there alone with 0 comments.
What a lonely coconut cake.
I again want to thank EVERYONE who reads my blog. And especially want to thank those of you who take your time out of your day to leave your kind comments. If it weren’t for comments we would have no idea who, if anyone is reading our blogs.
I always go back and forth..to blog or to stop blogging. As you all know it is very time consuming but also so very rewarding. So for now, I am on the continue blogging side. But tomorrow, who knows. What would I do with all of my time if stopped???LOL
Also if you have any suggestions on my blog, feel free to let me know..more this..less of that??!!
Above is a GIANT cupcake cake I made today. You cant really tell it is big, but it is. I used the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan. My sister asked me to make the cake for her daughters birthday. After all of the stress I had with my 3 year olds Sleeping Beauty Birthday cake, I was hesitant. But I couldn’t turn down a chance to bake for my cute niece.
So in my anal fashion, I had to do a practice cake(and probably wont be my last practice). Sarah’s theme for her birthday party is
Pinkalicious. My mission is to make a giant cupcake cake to look like the one in the book.
Mission accomplished. I even made a huge cherry out of gum paste that I colored red with red food coloring.
Cute, very cute!


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    VeggieGirl says:

    HAPPY 100TH POST, LESLIE!!! Hope to read at LEAST 100 more from you :0)

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    Happy 100 posts!!

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    Congrats! You made me look at what # post I was on and you’ll never believe, but 100th tonight. It was the most unexciting post too. 🙂

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    Happy 100th post! I love that cake pan… I keep eyeing it whenever I see it but haven’t bought it yet!

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    That came out GREAT! I’m very impressed though with the cherry on top that you made! You go girl. Practice cakes are kinda nice ’cause you have to taste them to make sure they TASTE good as well as look good.

    Keep bloggin…I really enjoy reading yours!

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    Congrats on 100 posts! I love the giant cupcake!

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    What an accomplishment! That cake pan is adorable! I will have to look for one of those on my next shopping adventure! Keep up the good work!

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    Chocolate Shavings says:

    I just discovered your blog and it looks great! Happy 100th post – I am taking it from here, so I hope to see a lot more. Lovely cupcake by the way!

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    Congratulations on your 100th post and many more to come as well. Love the large cupcake!

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    Congratulations! It’s been a pleasure reading your blog! Your cupcake cake looks fantastic – so professional! I’m sure your niece will love it.

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    Happy 100, and stick around kiddo, for at least 10 times that more.

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    Yay congrats to you! I just celebrated on my blog too! Love these pics!

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    the cherry on top is very cute indeed!!! if you call this practice, how perfect would the actual cake will be??? 🙂 what a way to celebrate your 1ooth post by this very lovely giant cup cake… bet your niece will be thrilled… and Les, I hope you don’t stop blogging … 🙂 cheers to your 100th!!!

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    I have never seen a cake mold like that! I agree, it looks very professional. Did you put a glaze or anything on the bottom half of the cake or leave it plain? I followed the link to Amazon and will be buying this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    I made a pink cake for my neice one year as well. To make the cake pink i added rasberry jello mix to the cake. I did just the diet pop cake (diet sprite can and white cake mix…thats it added sugar free rasberry jello mix) She loved having a bright pink cake!

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    100 already? Wow. I wonder what I’m up too? I think my first 10 posts have 0 comments. We’ve come a long way haven’t we? We get more and more creative each week.
    Happy 100th chicklet! I’ll always be one of your adoring fans 🙂

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    Congratulations! This giant cupcake cake looks awesome.

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    The cake came out so cute. Happy 100!

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    RecipeGirl says:

    Yay for Leslie! Great job on your blog… and happy 100th post 🙂

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    Happy 100’th post!! What a beautiful cupcake!! Great job, I’m totally impressed!

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    Congratulations! Happy 100!!
    Your cupcake looks absolutely terrific. Your a very talented girl. Keep up the great blog work and great cooking…I love love love your blog.

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wow, how gorgeous and pretty! Happy 100th post!



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    Love it – looks great – ESPECIALLY that cherry on top. Great job with the gumpaste!!!

    Congrats on #100 🙂

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    The cake is amazing!!

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    Happy 100th and I look foward to reading the next 100!

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Happy 100th post – congrats!!!

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    Congrats to you! I am a few weeks behind you. I love reading your blog. How come no recent videos?

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    Happy 100 posts!! This cake is adorable and I am loving that cherry on top. Best wishes on another 100 posts.

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    Happy 100th post. I have been contemplating buying this pan for the longest time! Is We are making the turkeys on tues. I will let you know how they come out.

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    I could pull your blog up to answer your question, But on the bottom I used a powdered sugar glaze that I tinted purple. I wasnt very pleased w/ it, so on my next practice cake I think I am going to try to bottom w/ white chocolate .

    My mom raves about the “pop” cakes, but I have yet to try one!

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    what a beautiful cupcake! i love the thick loops going around the top. Happy blog birthday! =)

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    Happy 100th! I sure hope you keep posting. Beautiful cupcake cake!!

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    congratulations on your 100th post-quite an accomplishment! i have enjoyed reading your blog for some time, can’t wait to see what else you come up with in the future 🙂 and that cupcake is adorable!

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    Wow! What a lovely big cupcake! Congrats for your 100th.

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    awesome–and you hit it quickly, too! i don’t think your quitting time has come–we all adore you too much. 🙂

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    mysweetestday says:

    congratulations! your cake looks wonderful!

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    Happy 100th post! The cake looks great!

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    denisermt says:

    Congrats on your 100th post! That cake is gorgeous! I love the cherry on top! I can’t wait to taste! 🙂

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    Congrats on 100 posts!! I love the big cupcake – I’ve wanted that pan, but I’ve run out of cupboard space to store things!!

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    Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer says:

    I LOVE the cupcake cake 🙂

    VERY cool. Congrats on 100. I’m not sure where we’re at but maybe we missed our 100 mark with six authors – haha. I’ll have to go back and look. We started Where’s My Damn Answer about the same time I think.

    Keep up the great work Leslie!!

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    Congrats on your 100th post! I enjoy reading your blog. Keep blogging I hope your baking strike ends soon.

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    Oh wow! Congrats on your 100th post. I HAVE to get that cake pan. Too cool!

    For the first time in 2 years of blogging, I’ve hit the wall where I think I want to quit. I may change my mind eventually, but for now, I’m enjoying the break 😉

    Keep up the great work!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Oh Leslie this is gorgeous! Your niece will go crazy over it! I think I could eat that “tiny” cupcake by my self! It’s just perfect!

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Congrats Leslie that cupcake cake turned out beautiful. I am pretty close to my 100 post as well.

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    Happy 100th post! I *love* that big Wilton Cupcake and want to use it for one of my girls’ birthday parties. My oldest will be six in January and Pinkalicious is one of her favorite books (what a fun party theme)…we may be stealing your niece’s idea! 🙂

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    Leslie, congratulations with your 100th post! And I love your cupcake! I also have this pan 🙂

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    Happy 100th Post! wooooooow! that cake is soooooooo cute! what a great idea. Im going to look for one of those giant cupcake pans. Loving it.

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    happy 100! I’m almost there… Trying to decide what I will be doing.

    love the cherry on top!

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    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    Congratulations! THe giant cupcake is too cute by the way!

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    Congratulations on your 100th, Leslie!!

    Also, I just want to say that I LOVE the big cupcake cake you made! I have seen that pan online and in stores and have always been tempted to get it but have held off since I wasn’t sure exactly how I would decorate it. I like your simple approach and think I may get it now!! Have a great week!

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    I’m a few days late, but Happy 100. You go girl. I think I started my blog in Feb. and am not to 100 yet. I love your blog!
    I’ve gotta try that sweetened cond. milk/caramel thing sometime!

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    That cupcake is SOOO CUTE! I want one! It looks like one that even Willy Wonka himself would want! Great photo, happy 100th post :).

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    Congratulations! Can’t wait for more 🙂

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    Thank you very much!
    And thanks for reading my blog!

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    hot garlic says:

    Congrats! I can not believe the success you have achieved as a blogger in such a short amount of time!! Seriously!

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    Feliz 100th.

    And how adorable is that colossal cupcake with its gum paste cherry on top!

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    i realise i dont read your blog very much!! but i will do now – officially adding you to my blogroll 🙂 beautiful cupcake…wow!x

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    Shari@Whisk: a food blog says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post!! Way to go!

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    Happy 100th! 🙂 That cupcake is absolutely beautiful! Picture perfect!

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    Congratulations :)))
    It looks lovely 🙂

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    Gay Pinder says:


    I just bought a silicone giant cupcake pan. With the Wilton pan, did you find that both sides baked evenly? I'm also assuming I have to make enough batter for two cake, right?

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    ***Gay Pinder***

    Hi and thanks for contacting me. I cant say this cake pan was easy from the get go. I think I baked it 4 or 5 times. VERY IMPORTANT…make sure you use the Bakers Joy cooking spray w/ the flour in it. The first few times I baked it , the top part of the cake stuck badly!! The top part of the cupcake cooks faster than the bottom. So you might want to fill the bottom part of the pan and the put it into the oven for 10 minutes and then open the oven and add the batter to the top part. Or you can bake 1 side of the cake at a time. If you are using cake mix, I would make 2 box's. And you will use about 1 1/2 of the mixture.(about 4 cups per side)
    Let me know if you have any more questions

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    That's SO cute! When I first glanced at it I didn't even notice that the cherry on top was faux. 🙂 What a cute idea – I'm sure she's going to love it.

    So you said you used the Wilton Giant Cupcake pan – do you think the big top cupcake would work as well as that one does?

    Can't wait to see the final version, if this was just the trial run! 🙂

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    Thank you fro your question.
    I am sure that pan would work just fine for you!
    Happy baking