when you are out of lemons

make cupcakes instead.


just a wee bit of power struggle over who fills the pans

In general, I don’t encourage lemonade stands. I don’t want anyone to feel obligated to buy warm, watery potions from my children, and I patently refuse to let them participate in any school or sports fundraisers (but I don’t mind if your kids knock on my door; I promise).

But cupcakes? Goodness, offering these sweeties up is practically a service project. And the happy bonus? It kept them busy from nine to six while I plowed through back-to-school preparations– masses of forms, appointments at all four schools and shopping lists.




Which would you like? Double fudge or orange chocolate chip?

Ah, Summer, please don’t go. We need more cupcake days.

August 17, 2010
August 20, 2010



  1. Linn

    August 19, 2010

    Now that is a hard pick–they both look delicious! What a cute idea.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that doesn’t have my kids participate in fundraisers. I don’t mind for a second if people come to my door, but from the very first day of school, with our very first child, it was just our rule. The kids don’t even give it a second thought any more.

  2. Shelah

    August 19, 2010

    My guess is that Xander and Mary weren’t piping that ganache… It looks gorgeous!

  3. Natasha

    August 19, 2010

    One of each, please! What a great idea- you can’t go wrong with cupcakes.

  4. Tracy

    August 20, 2010

    I am assuming mine will arrive shortly via post?

  5. Rachelle

    August 20, 2010

    Your photos just make my day (after day after day). I will take a double fudge cupcake, thankyouverymuch.

  6. Cath

    August 20, 2010

    Double fudge all the way! Those kids of yours are so darling. Ran past your house this morning at 6:30 AM – could have used a cupcake then!!

  7. Michelle

    August 20, 2010

    Please, please don’t go. I want more fun, lazy, playey days.


  8. Sue

    August 20, 2010

    GREAT idea!

    Double fudge, please…


  9. Tasha

    August 20, 2010

    I want one of each. And more of your beautiful photos!

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