Thursday, April 30, 2009

La Bella Tortina

..."The Pretty Cupcake"

My quaint Ballantyne kitchen has turned into a Cupcakery as my adorable roommate Ashley has become quite the cupcake princess. I think it is safe to say that she needs to start a business of her own. These little creations are all so unique and each day she spends cupcaking turns up a more delightful surprise than the last! There isn't anything that she can't create and they are delicious, too! Each design is meticulously made with love and are almost too beautiful to eat! Here are some of my favorites. (Of course I am partial to the giant princess cupcake that Ashley made especially for my birthday!) The fondant princess on the top makes the whole cake!

The little cakes are as tasty as they look and make the perfect addition to any birthday party, holiday festivites or just a Sunday afternoon dessert! Everyone is always looking for more creative ways to enjoy their favorite foods which is why the cupcake has taken over the world of desserts! Ashley is taking orders now...
Peace Love & Cupcakes!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Take a bite...and blog about it!


I am bursting with excitement as I enter the world of blogging. There are so many blogs out there that have inspired me to find a niche of my own. I have talked about doing this over and over and I finally decided it was time to put my creativity and love of food for all of my favorites to read and enjoy.

Some people eat to live. Me? I live to eat! Growing up with deep Italian roots, I had no choice but to love food and all aspects of it. I haven't met many flavors that I don't love and every meal to me is a new and exciting adventure. Taking this passion to a new level, I decided to start this blog so that I can share with others the culinary delights found in Charlotte, healthy recipes, tasty treats and everything in between. As my dear friend Sara always says, "take a picture, and blog about it"! Now it's finally time for me to take a BITE, and blog about it!
Special thanks and love to Laura & Sara for their creative direction! xoxo