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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Inaugural Cupcakes
Celebrating our new president!

Today, America's 44th President will take the oath of office.

Oh my gosh. I can't even begin to express my feelings. I am filled with pride, hope, happiness, and complete New Year Eve-type excitement. President Obama will have many challenges ahead, but I am confident that he will do what is right for the country.

Damaris of Within the Corners of my Kitchen is collecting inaugural celebration foods. Here's my first one: Obama Cupcakes!

Obama Inaugural Cupcakes
Here is the baking stuff: Cupcakes are Martha Stewart's One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes and the frosting is 1:1 blocks of cream cheese and cups of powdered sugar. I got these great star sprinkles at Surfas in Culver City, CA.

Obama Inaugural Cake
I made this mini cake (4", 3" and 2" rounds - sooooo cute!) It looks a bit more wedding-like than I wanted but I ran out of berries and didn't feel like tinting my frosting red and blue for a more "patriotic" looking cake. Oh well...you get the idea of a celebratory cake!! :)

Obama Inaugural Cupcakes
P.S. Did you see the Inaugural Concert "We Are One" at Lincoln Monument on HBO? Great concert. My favorite part was Barack's niece asleep for more than half the concert. Soo cute.
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Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

these look awesome. I love the coloured sprinkles. I don t find any of those nice looking sprinkles here and to ship them its so expensive :( the miniature cake looks awesome :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! I love the sprinkles. I'm so excited for today too!

Engineer Baker said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I wish I had gotten the memo and baked an inaugural treat. Maybe better late than never? We'll see :)

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I have an Obama dessert too! Great minds think alike! The mini cake is so cute. Go Obama!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Tres cute! :D

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful looking cupcakes and cake. What a great way to celebrate the inauguration.

I love surfas and don't get there often enough, although maybe that is a good thing. :P

J.L. Danger said... [Reply to comment]

I love them! I made Obama cupcakes today too! This is just fantastic!

Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

I can feel your enthusiasm and I absolutely share it! I cried when he took the oath today! Haven't seen the concert yet, but I'm counting on HBO to repeat it a few hundred times! :o)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

everything looks so great! i love the cupcakes & the cake, i can definitely eat some of them right now. :)

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

I am going to make these when I watch the inaugural festivities again later today . . . and next week . . . and next month. What an amazing day yesterday was. I wish that we could bottle that feeling. The cupcakes are adorable!

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

your sweets look great--i bet obama (and his little girls) would love to try them!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I still can't believe it. I went into work late just to watch the ceremonies (at least the inauguration part). It's a good thing I was home alone because I was crying through most of it. And the whole family looked so great! It's incredible how, even though nothing has changed, everything feels so different.

These cupcakes/cake look so pretty! I still have to make these one-bowl cupcakes. Maybe after I finish the cheesecake I just made in the fridge!

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

Love the combo. of chocolate cake and cream cheese icing (I also put butter and vanilla in mine).

I only heard part of the concert on NPR and had to catch the rest of it on youtube. My favorite was Pete Seeger and Bruce Springstein singing This Land Is Your Land.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The mini cake is adorable.. great choices for the blue/red.. love it.

tavolini said... [Reply to comment]

What a cool cake! Those cupcakes look fantastic--your library staff is super lucky ;)

mimi said... [Reply to comment]

love the cupcakes and mini-cake!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Nice tribute!

I DVR'ed the inaguration, and watched every minute --- I loved every minute of the pomp and circumstance (yes, replayed starting from the breakfast at the White House and didn't fast forward).

The whole event was very emotional for me, and I'm so proud of our country!!!

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

I am hopeful too. I pray every night for our country. I am not an especially religious person btu I do pray for our country.

I love your patriots desserts. They are so yummy looking and festive~!

CB said... [Reply to comment]

Love the inaug cupcakes. The mini cake is too stinkin' cute too! Darn you. Why can't you be my neighbor? haha. I bet watching the inaug with you would have been oodles of fun!

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