Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cupcake Days. . .





One of my sweet childhood memories occured about this time each year. Each spring, my momma would make her jellybean cupcakes. She would ice the cakes and then cover them with coconut she had dyed green and then put jellybean eggs on top. She would then come to my classroom at Sunset Elementary and bring cupcakes for everyone in my class. I was always so proud of my mother and thought her cupcakes were the most wonderful thing ever. The older I become the more joy I receive from these happy times and happy memories. Thank you, sweet friends, for coming by and letting me share my memories with you. I hope each of you are experiencing the promises that spring and Easter bring.
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

33 comments:

Tanza said...

Hi Vicki,
Ooohh I soo remeber these as well .. I would make them with my children at Easter time .. Sweet memories .. you are right !! I am so happy that you shared these, I might just have to make some up for Sunday !! wouldn't they all be surprised ?! I really like how you did them in the pastel colors too, this would be su fun !! See why I LoVe my bloggy buddies .. you all always share inspiration with me, and sweet memories !! Hoping you have a blessed week my friend ~
hugs ~tea~xo

Maria said...

Yes, Vicki, there are so many treasured memories... We are blessed to have had such dear mothers ♥
I think those cupcakes are the cutest ever!
Thanks for the smiles ~
*Maria

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Mmm, those cupcakes not only look delicious, but they're almost too pretty to eat. Wasn't your mom a sweetie! That picture of the tots is so cute.

Annesphamily said...

I love those cupcakes!~I remember them too!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Vicki Sweetie...
I love these cupcakes. They are absolutely beautiful. The green dye on the coconut with the little jelly bean eggs. Love the chicks too. I love them. I can smell the coconut and would just love to reach in and take one. Heck, I believe I will. Thank you for sharing. Oh yummy is all I can say. So yummy.

Thank you for the memories sweetie. Have a great week. Country hugs...Sherry

Pom Pom said...

I love them! I bought cupcake decorations today. I am planning on making some "over the top" cupcakes this week. Your mom sounds like a gem!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yummy, sweet cupcake memories! What a wonderful thing for your mom to do. Wishing you a week of Easter blessings, Tammy

Paulina said...

Dear Vicki, these cupcakes looks so delicious! Such happy childhood memories for you to treasure :o)

Big hugs

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Vicki! Oh my gosh, these cupcakes are ADORABLE!!.. They look to good to eat, but they DO look delicious too! Love that this is a happy memory for you too, as I hope my own kids remember such things someday! ~tina

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

What a sweet memory :) Those cupcakes look so yummy. I don't really make cupcakes, as my kides were not too much into them, and now that they are older, they don't really eat much cake & such. Hubby doesn't at all. He's more an ice cream eater.

Thanks so much for sharing this with us, and hope your week is fabulous! Warmest always, Brenda

Connie said...

Yuuuuummmy, chickee! That caught my attention for sure!
xoxo,
Connie
:-)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Vicki, once again our childhood memories are so alike... my mama always made little coconut cupcakes too! I waited all year for these precious little treats, and helping her make them was so much fun... you are right, the older we get the sweeter our memories from our childhood become... now I think I want to make some today, for Jack and I... and pretend I am ten years old once again... I'm sure you were so very proud when your mama brought the cupcakes to your class, and I'm sure all of your friends loved them! Have a beautiful Spring day! xoxo Julie Marie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very cute! We have an aunt who would make a bunny cake every Easter. Thanks for the sweet memories.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

GWENDOLYN said...

That is so sweet! What a lovely thing for you Mom to do. I bet you were a popular gal that day! Love that vintage picture.. .adorable!
Blessings!
Gwen

Paula said...

Dear Vicki,

Thank you for sharing such sweet and happy memories!!! My hubby and son love cupcakes and I love making them for them both to enjoy! The vintage image is so darling! Have a wonderful week sweet friend!!!
Love to you,
Paula

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh what wonderful memories you have shared! I LOVE cupcakes, just seeing them makes me giddy, lol! My boys and I love to make them. Maybe we should make some for Easter! I love the ones you have shared, they are so perfect!! Love the little chicks :)
Have a beautiful week sweetie!
Amy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Lovely cupcakes and lovely memories that you shared with us!!
Debbie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi sweet Vicki!

Oh, I loved to make these too when my kids were younger. Heck, I am going to make some anyway. Just too cute. I just put green coconut on them with the jelly beans. I love the chick on top. what is the white part made of? Thanks for sharing! Yummy!

Bunny hugs,
Debbie

Me....bunny said...

OOO...AAAHHH...they look divine! Yes, it's time to hit the garden and the yard and see what damage the winter did...but I love this time of year...so springy, so fresh, so pink.

have a wonderful week bunny j.

tootles,
bunny

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
That's a wonderful story. What a sweet mother you had. Cupcakes sound really good right now for some reason!
Valerie

nancy said...

I love the cupcakes, all I want to do is grab it and eat it..LOL Happy Easter. Nancy

Julie Harward said...

Wonderful memories and such a cute image of children...the cupcakes looks divine! Thanks for the kindness! :D

Lisa said...

Lovely! Cupcakes are yummy! My Grandmother used to make us a coconut bunny cake! I really didn't like it but it wasn't Easter without it!
Happy Spring!
Hugs, Lisa

Leann said...

This story reminds me of my Gram, she used to make similar cupcakes every Easter for all of us Grands.

Enjoy your memories.
Leann

Elyse said...

that is a wonderful memory. i am always hoping that my boys will think of the little things i do like that for them when they look back on their childhood.

xo
elyse

Shirley said...

You brought back wonderful memories. There was always someone in the family, my mom, my mother-in-law, my husband's aunt would make these cupcakes. When I was growing up, we got to put the jelly beans on them. My husband always wanted the black jelly beans if he was helping when we made them here at home, I love the picture that was in your post. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

Frosting and coconut! Oh, Vicki, you brought a great memory to light....I have a picture of me standing in a corner of the dining room holding a bunny cake that my grandma made for me. I am going to have to find the picture and share it with you!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!! debbie

Ana said...

Good morning dear Vicki,
Thanking for sharing your sweet memories with us...It's wonderful how something like a sweet, little cupcake can bring back so many wonderful memories. You'll be amazed at how many types of food trigger those sweet and special memories for me :-) Thank you again my dear friend for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week and a blessed Easter. By the way, love your Easter header.

Tons of love,
♥Ana

June said...

Vicki I loved reading your sweet Easter memory. I imagine that all the children in your class loved your mom as well for taking the time to make them all feel special with her pretty cupcakes. What a dear memory to have and keep of your mother. I am sure you are making many memories with your darling grandchildren. Many of which will be expressed in years to come. Maybe even on blogs of their own.
hugs
Thank you for such a lovey message you left for me today.

Lori said...

Vicki, what a sweet childhood memory...your mom's cupcakes sound delicious...i remember how excited my boys would be when they were in grade school and i would bring cupcakes to school for their birthday...thanks for reminding me of those sweet memories of mine:)

Susan said...

I teach first grade, and let me tell you, there's nothing that makes kids happier than having Mom bring in treats to share with friends! So happy that you have those precious childhood memories!
Blessings!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love all your wonderful vintage Easter decoration, you have a wonderful collection, so much fun, I am a new follower...

craftymarta said...

Ms Vicki, have a blessed Easter day. I'm sure you will be celebrating the fact that He is risen! Blessings, today and always, Marta.