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Art and Rainbow Colors Bday Party

8 Sep

As many of you might know I am obsessed with rainbow tie dye stuff.

This year we celebrated my daughter’s first year and my oldest son 4th year birthday party.

He is an artist, there is nothing that he enjoys more than to paint, draw, create, decorate.

and my little princess Amelie is my rainbow, she is all happy and smiles every single minute of the day.

Since they were born in the same month I created a rainbow-art birthday party for both of them.

I love loveee everything how it came out. Including my masterpiece the rainbow tie dye gluten-free cake…

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

And we are BACK!

22 Jan

 

” To live with things and not in front of them, to no longer watch, but to realize that we are part of everything we see – this is the love that keep us moving back into wholeness when divided”

Mark Nepo

And I am back.

I feel it has been sooooooo long since I wrote last time, I don’t even know where to start.

I have been through so much these past months. Today after debating myself between laying in bed while Amelie sleeps or sitting down in front of the computer …. I sat and downloaded my past two and a half months in pictures,

And as Mark Nepo beautifully narrates in his book … I realized I was not longer watching but growing with every experience to the wholeness of this family,

So were you wondering what we were doing all this time, let my camera and my pics narrate that to you…

I fell in love with my daughter every morning…

 

And stared at her while she discovered new colors, shapes and sounds…

And our big boy started a new school …

And we had a great School Xmas Party 

Where Amelie found a new boyfriend ( who was completely in love with her outfit that day)

And we made some gingerbread men puppets…

In the meanwhile, we also decorated our house, and added the third boot this year for princess Amelie

And we added Amelie’s ornament to our tree 

    We opened presents that Santa brought us 

    And spent Christmas day watching Xmas movies 

    And Noah learned how to introduce his sister.. “A N E L E E E ” 

    And she became a delicious chunky baby 

    And somehow I managed to make some homemade applesauce for her…

    that she loved ❤

     

    And many many many cupcakes… (even tough this little guy swiped tons of them)

    And a beautiful wedding display…

    And many many many cakes … (here are a few)

    And as I see my life these past months I know I have become a better and a more human person. I am busy, but I accept this busy time in life with love. Today while talking to my husband (who btw has been away for 2 weeks for work) … I realized that everything that I dreamed have come in the right moment and will come in the right moment. Meanwhile I will keep living with things and not in front of them… 

    xo Mari

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    Halloween Weekend

    1 Nov

    Hi there!

    Hope everyone had a great Halloween! … Here are some of the recent pics of our work as well as Amelie’s first Halloween as a Pumpkin Princess, Noah as Yoda and Luke ( who had a nice cowboy costume but decided not to wear it and refused to get dressed)… I guess he was a stripper? Pics below,

    enjoy!

    Xo

    Mari

    8" Vegan Vanilla-Vanilla

    Peter Rabbit Vegan Carrot Cupcakes

    Mini Vegan Guava Cupcakes for Baby Shower Favors

    Cute Mini Vegan Cupcake Favors

     

    Breast Cancer Awareness Event

     

    Breast Cancer Awareness Event

    Vegan Strawberry with Chocolate Ganache YUMMM!

    Vegan Dulce NO leche, Carrot, Guava

    8" Cake. Vegan Coconut-Vanilla

    Our Halloween Pumpkin Princess

    Noah as Yoda

    Yoda and the stripper?

    Hope you enjoyed your Halloween ! xo

    Cupcakes of the week and a NEW GIVEAWAY!

    3 Aug

    I started this week with a very positive attitude and new way to enjoy life.

    Last week was crazy busy and I lost my patience in several opportunities. Since I am very hormonal my first reaction is to freak out and think the worst, we have been through a lot ( financially and emotionally) during this pregnancy… and now that is getting close to an end is a combination of exhaustion and fear, to a new beginning, a new responsability, a new life.

    But there is no fear this week… our love for each other is what is stopping this fear and giving us the strength,

    So now that we are in this positive energy vibe… I want to invite you to another giveaway! … Just comment on this post below and tell us what is the most inspirational book you have read!  Please also become our fan on facebook HERE OR follow us on Twitter HERE. Giveaway will end August 13, 2010 12 pm… and you will win ONE dozen regular size cupcakes with your favorite 2 flavors. Good Luck everyone!

    Here are the week in pics…( sorry not a lot, couldn’t keep up with taking pictures)

    XO

    Mari

    Vegan double chocolate, red velvet, cookies no cream, very vanilla

    THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN WIN! One dozen regular size vegan cupcakes ( these are double chocolate and red velvet... YUM!)

    You have a chance to win this! Just comment below! U will love them!

    Mini Vegan Brownies ... DELICIOUS!

    Have you tried our dulce NO leche cupcake? It is a MUST try... It has become a customer favorite!

    I am going to need an assistant soon ... can't keep up with cupcakes and taking pictures 😦


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    Cupcakes of … last week and CW casting :) Yay!

    23 Jul

    Hi there !

    We have been soooo busy these past weeks… and the fact that I am getting closer to my due date is making things harder for us.

    Yesterday I was baking and working in the kitchen for 9 straight hours non stop. Today I was literally dragging my feet, my belly is huuuuuge ( I will try to post pregnancy pics later ) and the fact that I have to stand for so many hours is killing me!

    Erick has been very helpful with the kids. This week for the first time Luke actually told me he needed to go potty, I was so excited ! next day I put his “big kid” underwear, but he pee and poo everywhere around the house, why the step back? not sure… but I will keep trying.

    Despite all the craziness I managed to take some pictures of some of the cupcakes we have done this past week and also shoot and edited a video for our audition in Cupcake Wars 2nd season! Yay! we are so excited!

    I received a phone call last week from the casting director, they did a pre-interview on the phone and request a video !… here it is… my wonderful husband put it together for us while I baked countless hours in the kitchen.

    Hope you enjoy it and cross your fingers!

    And remember!!! THIS SUNDAY WE WILL BE AT GYROTONICS STUDIO IN SOUTH BEACH SAMPLING OUR CUPCAKES… THERE WILL BE FREE VEGAN FOOD, FREE GYROTONICS CLASS AND FREE VEGAN CUPCAKES…

    CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE !

    Hope to see everyone there !

    Here I leave you with some of last week cupcake pics…

    Xo

    Mari

    Noah loves red velvets

    I love how he eats mini cupcakes ❤

    Yum!

    My second red velvet

    So many cupcakes, so little time...

    Bunnie Cakes @ South Beach

    Dulce No Leche is one of our favorites!

    PB chocolate ? YUmm!

    Cupcakes of the Week … y que viva Espana!

    12 Jul

    A few orders this week, a crazy pool day with the kids and husband in the middle of the week and finally friday we picked up the stuff in our office to start painting Amelie’s room.

    I also found the time to plant flower seeds to have my little plant ready when Amelie is born. I forgot the name of the flower (  I have been very.. extremely forgetful and hormonal lately) … but well …I accomplished some goals that needed to be done,

    Besides my regular crazy cravings ( this week was donuts ! … that make me think seriously in introducing them to our menu) …pregnancy has been good, of course my legs are getting very tired because I am standing for long hours, but we are doing pretty good.

    Today we celebrate Spain world cup win. We were cuddling at home and watching the game. I was very happy for Spain! , I couldn’t talk to my brother who lives in Valencia Spain but I can’t wait to call him tomorrow and hear all the crazy party stories.

    Let me leave you with the cupcakes of the week for now,

    xo

    Mari

    AND REMEMBER!!!! today is the las day to win our 1 dozen giveaway… winner will be chosen tomorrow, click here and enter for a chance to participate

    If you live in Morningside Miami do not miss our offer and free delivery for their residents … click here for details

    Vegan Very Pink Vanilla

    Vegan Red Velvet Love

    ALL VEGAN-Guava-Cookies No Cream-Very Vanilla-Mango

    Vegan Guava-Inside View

    Vegan Choco Fudge

    Vegan cupcakes ...Ready for Sobe

    Vegan PB/ Chocolate ... ( Choco cake, filled with pb, pb frosting glazed w choco ganache)

    12" Vegan Strawberry Banana

    Vegan Carrot with Raspberry on top

    I love these

    A dozen Vegan Carrot Cupcakes please!

    Vegan Choco Chips Cupcakes

    Vegan Choco Chips Dozen... Ready!

    Our Summer Pool

    my 3 little kids having fun

    Hi Mommy !

    Guys picking up mangoes

    Erick giving the grasshopper some mango

    Planting for Amelie (Wanted to do w/ boys but of course pool was more fun)

    Noah- I love you!- So much!

    Crazy little guys- I love you!

    It’s Mango Season!

    6 Jul

    This week I decided to do something about the 3 million mangoes I have in my kitchen.

    My backyard’s tree is giving us so many! I decided to do one of my abuela’s recipe yesterday: Mango Crisp (o Crispeta de Mango in spanish) … of course my version is completely veganized and very simple to do.

    Here is the recipe:

    Ingredients:

    Mango Filling:

    7 large peeled and sliced mangoes

    1/2 cup cane sugar

    1 tsp cinnamon

    3 tbsp lime juice

    Crust:

    1 cup all purpose unbleached all purpose flour

    1 cup cane sugar

    1/2 cup dry soy milk

    150 gr Earth Balance ( approx. 1 stick and a half or 1/2 cup+1/4 cup)

    Pinch of nutmeg ( This is optional as the original recipe does not have this ingredient)

    1/4 cup of macadamia nuts ( This is optional too)

    Preparation:

    Put the mangos on pan at low heat with the sugar, lime juice and cinnamon for 10 minutes.

    Mangos, sugar, cinnamon, lime juice

    Meanwhile mixed with a fork or your hands the earth balance, flour, sugar, dry soy milk, nutmeg and nuts. Do not overmix, you want to create the crumble pieces that will be on top of the filling.Turn on the oven at 350 degrees.

    Here is the crumble ready but...

    I decided to add the nutmeg and the macadamia nuts. I love the combination.

    Once the mangos are ready put them on an 8X8 glass baking dish and let them cool down.

    Put the Crumble mix on top of the mangos and in the oven for approx. 20-25 minutes or until the crust is gold.

    Ready to bake

    ok at this point my mouth was watering… but please let it cool down a little bit before eating it.

    I grabbed my non-dairy vanilla ice cream and …

    … yes I ate all that portion 🙂

    Of course I also made my seasonal mango cupcakes… The filling is a mango compote with macadamia ( I liked the combination of flavors I got with the crisp) and it came out EXCELLENT!, enjoy the pics!

    xo

    Mari

    Mango Cupcake

    Yum!

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