Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cupcakes and coffee

Few people can argue that cupcakes aren't just sweet and delicious, but they are pretty to look at.
Walking past the Louis Vuitton shop the other day,  I had to take a photo of the very tempting cake in the  window display.

DD made these delicious chocolate cupcakes

Morning coffee just got a little nicer ... we bought a Delonghi  Nespresso coffee maker.
It makes the perfect cup of coffee,  and all you need to do is press two buttons. With a wonderful aroma and if you prefer coffee with milk,  froths the milk to make a great latte.
With such a wide variety of flavours and strength, to choose from, with the wonderful colour coded capsules, which really do make the perfect coffee.  Would be nice if you could join me for coffee and cake.

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I hope that you are enjoying the week


  1. Oh, cupcakes and coffee, what could be better!?!?

    We have a Delonghi expresso maker and a Keurig one-cup coffee maker. We don't like coffee much, LOL

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    So far I have three possible names I like for my mani . . .


  2. Hi Carolyn,
    I'll take a cup of the perfect coffee and one cupcake please!!
    What a wonderful pic to make ones mouth water for this tempting dessert treat.
    Love your pics and catching up on all your posts. Easter at your home looks like it was special and I am so glad you enjoyed a nice holiday. The walk along the beach looks perfect and those two homes are stunning.
    Love your new teddy bears. You are so talented my friend. You just give life to these little darlings with your details.

    Blessings to you for a wonderful rest of the week and weekend.
    Lots of love to you, Celestina Marie

  3. Dearest Carolyn,

    Oh, I will join you but only in the morning and around noon as I don't drink coffee in the afternoons. Your Delonghi Nespresso maker looks like a fabulous choice. That huge cupcake in the window of Louis Vuitton's shop is exceptional!
    Enjoy your Wednesday and sending you sunny love,


  4. Wish I could join you, Carolyn! Sounds delightful! :) xoxo

  5. May I pull up a chair and sit awhile Carolyn? I take my coffee black if you please... Oh you are making me hungry here.. Yum!
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  6. Oh I shouldn't have read this just before bedtime Carolyn. Now I'm craving something yummy.
    Maybe for breakfast????
    I hope you are well dear friend and enjoying your Autumn.
    sending hugs...

  7. Ok now I want to go bake has been far too long! Sending you oodles of love and thank you for the sweet comments you always leave me. xoxoxo

  8. Hi Carolyn, My daughter has a coffee machine like that, and I can vouch for a beautiful cup of coffee.
    I would love to have one with you.

  9. Dear Carolyn,
    it would be so lovely to have a Cupcake and Coffee with you :O)
    I guess, I must have a coffee now:O)))
    Have a happy week my dear friend,
    sending love and hugs

  10. I really like to join a capucinno with you....with cupcake !!! from me happy

  11. And I remember with fondness, the cupcakes that my dear mother used to make.....lovely my dear, LOVELY!!!


  12. I would love to go for a coffee with you!I am a big fan of cupcakes too!have a lovely weekend!

  13. I would love to join you for a cup of Latte Machiatto and a cupcake :-)


    Madelief x

  14. Coffee and cake DOES sound like a lovely start to a day.

  15. Oh my precious friend,

    It is always so wonderful to find a comment from you....may you enjoy every day of Amazing Grace accorded to you....Anita

  16. I'm not a new follower, we met while Castles, Crowns and Cottages went on a Paris trip, remember?! I'm trying to be a better blog friend, so I wanted to stop by and say hi! I'll be adding you to my side bar so I will not miss your posting!
    Have a happy day!

  17. Oh, I would love to have a cup of coffee and those cupcakes with a wonderful person like you, anyday! Many thanks for the invitation, now dont be surprised if I just pop in someday ;)

    Sending across loads of love and greetings,


  18. OH Carolyn, I love cupcakes AND coffee-but I can`drink it-unfortunately it holds something that gives me allergy....
    You are lucky to be able to have wonderful cups of all kind of coffee-
    Sends you wishes for a beautiful week-end, dear friend.

  19. Delicious cupcakes! We have that kind of coffeemaker in our working place.
    Have a nice weekend!

  20. yupps..cupcakes not only taste grt..thye look grt...i recently baked before yesterday....simply loved clicking the pics!!!

    and i think i should get myself a coffee maker too..hubby is becoming a coffee addict!!

  21. Blessings and much love to you my sweet friend.
    Love you
    Happy Spring days
    Love Jeanne

  22. I don't think I could have been as strong as you and walked by with only taking pictures of those lovely cupcakes. Wish I could join you for coffee and cake :) Have a great weekend Carolyn!

    Warm hugs ~ Jenn

  23. Yum! Wish I could join you for coffee and cake. When we were in Dubai last weekend, I really wanted to get a cupcake from The Magnolia Bakery outside Bloomingdale's. I was so mesmerized by what they were creating, that I didn't even take pictures -- or buy anything. Must go back! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  24. they look sooooo yummy , wow!!!!!
    have a great weekend Carolyn

  25. ♫♫°º Olá, amiga!
    Imagens muito doces e agradáveis.
    Bom fim de semana!

  26. That Nespresso maker have i seen, would love to have one.
    Sunny hugs from

  27. a mid-morning coffee ummm delicious with cinnamon, is an espresso with chocolate chips, it is desirable and if it accompanies a piece of chocolate cake the better ... Good day and hope that you happen to see me kisses gull in flight...

  28. I often think cupcakes look too pretty to eat!

    I'm off to have a cup of tea now! (Too late in the day for coffee for me!)

  29. Chocolate cupcakes and coffee....does it get any better than that? Your coffee maker looks so simple to use. Have never tried it yet. Have a blessed week, my dear friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


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