cupcakes

Weekend in the City

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Weekends exploring the city are never anything less than entertaining. I caught up with two of my fave friends in fashion over brunch at Lallisse.

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Jamal is definitely on of the most stylish guys I know, his on point style is showcased daily on his blog, it’s pretty amazing.

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It’s surprising how soon you can get ready when you hear the words David. Yurman. Sample. Sale. I brought these staple baubles home with me.

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So glad I got to catch up with one of my faves, Angela from Hello Perfect.

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Caity and I dropped by the Capwell + Co Pop Up Shop for some new Fall statement pieces.

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I can’t leave without bringing New York bakery treats home for my friends and family.

Camo Cupcakes

Camo Cupcakes

While baking, I’m usually as girlie chic as it goes. But when it came to baking something for my best friend’s husband’s birthday party, I had to think outside “jewelry” box. I found this fun camo cupcake recipe from Crafty Mama, and decided would be perfect!

Camo Cupcakes

Separate one white cake mix into four different bowls, and color accordingly. I use gel food coloring for all my baking needs. It works much better than the liquid form for cakes, cookies, and icings.

Camo Cupcakes

Fill pastry bags, or ziplock bags (which I used because it was much less messy, while using multiple colors) with each of the colored cake mixes.

Camo Cupcakes

Pipe a dollop of each color into two cupcake pans evenly. Bake according to recipe instructions.

Camo Cupcakes
Camo Cupcakes

Instead of making one large cake, I liked the idea of simply making a “24” shape out of the decorative cupcakes.

Camo Cupcakes
Instead of going full-out camo, I opted for a Creamy Chocolate Icing to frost the cupcakes.

**To veganize this recipe, start with a making a batch of vegan cupcakes and substituting all natural food coloring.

1 Year Celebration

IMG_0673 I can’t believe it has already been one year since I’ve started my blog. Thank you for continuing to keep up with my current obsessions! 
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In honor of The Subtle Statement’s first birthday, I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting from Purely Twins. The recipes are both vegan and gluten-free, and savory sweet combination has a yummy taste!