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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 13, 2013 at 5:12 am

Gah!! This is so fun!


brhau May 13, 2013 at 5:21 am

Your feigned indifference is charming.


Gail May 13, 2013 at 5:25 am

Not for nuthin’, you look good wearing a baby.


Scott_D May 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

Really cute, all the way around. We love having days with our grand nieces. They are a bit older than your nieces. They refer to us mostly in the collective as “the uncles.”

When theyre older, don’t miss bringing them over here to Oakland to Children’s Fairyland. It’s not expensive and a great way to spend a few hours.


Belinda @zomppa May 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

These are so simply delightful!! I mean, anything in an ice cream cone rocks.


Nancy @ gottagetbaked May 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

Irvin, talk about cuteness overload! It’s like you crammed rainbows, puppies, bunnies and Care Bears into a cannon and shot me in the face. I can’t decide what’s more adorable: the cupcake cones, your nieces or you carrying the baby. The look on Sydney’s face when she tried the cherry is priceless! Looks like you gave your niece the perfect day.


Ruthy @ omeletta May 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

That picture on the swing kills me! And the whole baby-strapped look works on you, Irvin! Very cute. Love these cupcakes. A forever love of maraschino cherries is my secret shame.


Hsiao-Ching Chou May 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

The photos are ADORABLE! You’re a good uncle!


The Suzzzz May 13, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Ahhh, best uncle ever. When my nieces and nephews come over I just dump all the snacks I have in a bowl, drop it in the middle of the living room, then run before the land sharks swarm.


Renée J. (RJ Flamingo) May 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I absolutely adore this! I’m not a cupcake freak, either, but this fabulous, Irvin! And you look pretty darned comfortable wearing that baby, too. ;)


Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

This is cuteness overload!


Nicole S. Young May 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

You have this amazing ability to make me crave cake. :)


Nancy A. May 14, 2013 at 3:05 am

You are a great uncle! And, both are great babysitters! She is so cute, love those big brown eyes. She is so lucky to have you to spoil her with your delicious desserts!!


Tesei May 14, 2013 at 5:24 am

These are perfect for kids (and for the kid in us too!!), thank you!!!!


Deb May 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

I”m charmed! With a sparkling niece and enchanting cupcakes a most splendid post!


Sindy May 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

love , Joy & cup cakes ;) thanks for making me smile while I read your blog <3


Rita May 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Wow, a whole day of babysitting two (2) nieces–one a baby, no less–and you wore an Ergo! Cara passed us one we haven’t been able to figure out how to use. (I know, I know; I’m sure it’s easy. We will Google.)

I am SO happy you had reservations about that maraschino cherry (nasty), then caved cuz you thought she wanted it (so kind and giving on your part!), and then she rejected it (so smart! yay for her!)! A difficult dilemma, happily resolved. :D


Rita May 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm

That picture of her blurred out behind the cone ROCKS. As does the one of her rejecting the fake cherry, of course. :D :D


Miss Kim @ behgopa May 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Lol She is so lucky to have you as an uncle…..you always have so much yummy goodness around. I bet you are her fav uncle. If you ever have kids or your own, I can imagine how much you will be making them (and their little friends) drool with excitement each time you bake something. But of course, you probably wouldn’t risk them getting diabetes and let them go crazy with indulging in all your baked yumminess, maybe in moderation.

The expression on her face is so funny. It looks like she’s disgusted by that cherry lol.


Carrie Oliver May 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

You have done the impossible, inspired me to make cupcakes. As for the cherries, I detested them until I discovered Manhattans.


Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen May 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Love this post, Irvin! Kids will always tell you like it is. Love Sydney’s reaction to the maraschino cherry. And, my favorite photo is of her on the swing! Oh joy, rapture! Beautiful capture of a special childhood moment. Bravo. xo


Jersey Girl Cooks May 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

What great uncles you are. I love maraschino cherries right out of the jar…weird right? Adorable pictures!


Ice Cream Magic May 27, 2013 at 6:52 am

It’s neat to see cupcakes in ice cream cones. Thanks for sharing your photos as well.


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