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Name: Suzanne
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jan 25, 2011 12:42 AM CST

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Just came across this, I have seen her site before a few years back, she lives here in the San Francisco Bay Area. not too far from me. http://www.rosenotes.com/
A little more about the author
You can scroll down and there will be additional pages with little thumbnails under "You might also like:" Such a beautiful site!
And her Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosesfromatoz/page1/


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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Jan 25, 2011 1:58 PM CST
I have her book, R is for Roses. I especially liked her entry for the letter H, which was Heritage. Her description was spot on.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 25, 2011 3:16 PM CST

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I have that book too. I love her arrangements, like this one from her site:

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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Jan 25, 2011 3:41 PM CST
Mine should look so good!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 25, 2011 4:20 PM CST

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Yours actually do.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Jan 25, 2011 4:22 PM CST
Aw, shucks. You know whose really look that good, if not even better, are Vicky's.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 25, 2011 5:13 PM CST

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Vicky's are fabulous, and our Sue comes up with some great ones too.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Jan 25, 2011 7:05 PM CST
Last night I was watching a show on TV of competitive cupcake bakers. They should have a competitive floral arranger show.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 25, 2011 8:34 PM CST

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Those shows depend too much on clashes and temper tantrums. Flower arrangers probably are too polite to get high ratings.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Jan 25, 2011 8:53 PM CST
You're right. I'm usually rolling my eyes by the end of those shows. But I have a weak spot for cupcakes, so I couldn't help watching it last night.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jan 25, 2011 11:08 PM CST
I am having trouble picturing anything competitive about a cupcake.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 25, 2011 11:10 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Jan 26, 2011 8:16 AM CST
Hee hee... check it out: http://www.foodnetwork.com/cupcake-wars/index.html

These are single cupcakes...

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 26, 2011 8:46 AM CST

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Phenomenal! Is that a hookah on the last one? And a dish of dates or figs? Is all of the decor marzipan?
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jan 26, 2011 9:07 AM CST
personally, I think that these cupcakes are blasphemous & the creators should be drug out to the street & doused with a bucket load of icing.

Why?

Creating cupcakes so adorable you'd be afraid to eat them. Cupcakes are a gift from the Gods and should be devoured at any chance given.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 26, 2011 9:27 AM CST
I had no idea...!
Porkpal
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Jan 26, 2011 10:22 AM CST
The show's website posts photos and recipes of the winning cupcakes. Here are photos of two of them.

(Wish I knew how to bake!)

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 26, 2011 12:32 PM CST
Does the taste of the cake count too, or just the appearance? (I'm glad simplicity won out.)
Porkpal
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 26, 2011 1:17 PM CST
Wow, those certainly are spectacular cupcakes! Who could eat them? (ME!)
Betty
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jan 26, 2011 1:21 PM CST
Here's an awesome "family" (M-I-L) recipe for some awesome NOM NOM NOM! cupcakes.

http://cubits.org/ThriftyKitchenCooks/thread/view/49220/
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