Thursday, March 31, 2011

3 year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!!

3 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

In a few days Cupcakes and Corsets will be having its 3 year!

To thank all my followers I'm going to be having a giveaway for all of you.

Here is what is up for grabs..

One dozen custom spring /Easter cookie assortment

One handmade crocheted key lime pie scarf Your choice of red or blue handmade Nautical Headband To enter you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me what reminds you of the start of spring ,please don't forget to leave your email address so i can get in touch with you. For extra entries : 1.Follow me on twitter 2.Like The Fancy Lady Gourmet on Facebook 3.Blog ,tweet,or facebook this giveaway Leave a seperate comment for each Giveaway is open internationally!! Giveaway Ends April 17th and the winner will be picked the next day

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Victorian Steampunk Sexy

As you may know i love corsets this beauty is from Louise Black on etsy i love it! I also did a etsy treasury called Victoria Steampunk Sexy click here to view it i can't figure out how to post it here lol .

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekend Rundown

Hey Kittens! weekends almost over thank god! i know most people don't want the weekends to end but weekends are sometimes boring for me i wanna be working lol I'm weird.

I got godiva mail order cupcakes Friday OMG they are fantastic they came frozen and waiting for them to defrost was killer I really loved the frosting though It wasn't to sweet it was perfect.

I normally hate going to Walmart but i went this weekend to pick up Easter basket supplies to sell cookie Easter baskets this year and also I'm making my boyfriend an Easter basket so I bought up all the reeses Easter stuff they had for him lol. Speaking of i was looking for chocolate pigs for him online I'm going to have to make my own but i found these soo cute no idea where they came from ,if you know let me know and I can link back.

Also this coming week I'm going to be having a giveaway as part of my 3 year blog anniversary so come check that out!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Roads Less Traveled

I was asked by Erin from My Beautiful Disaster to do a story for her new series called Folklore Friday about the weird and creepy stories and places. I was so excited to be part of it Yesterday.
I did a post on a road called Clinton Road in West Milford NJ where i went to high school.
They even had this road on the travel channel creepiest roads in America or something like that lol . The link above will take you to her blog and the post go check it out if you love creepy things like me lol!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Feature Friday- Blonde Episodes

Welcome to Feature Friday!

Meet Kori of the Blog Blonde Episodes

I recently found her fabulous blog and I wanted to share it with you . Its a great blog for fashion and celebrity stuff alike its one of my new favorite blogs to read. Here is my interview with Kori!

1. Tell us about yourself.
I'm a high school English teacher. I've been teaching 10 years and love it! I am single, have a yorkie, named Mimi La Rue, and have one brother who is younger. I love anything vintage, and men with old-fashioned manners.

2. What is your everyday job
I guess I already said that lol. I'm a high school English teacher

3. How did you start blogging
I saw some of my friends blogs and loved them. I thought I would like to try it too!

4.Tell us the kinda stuff you post about on your blog
I post about vintage people and places. I also post a lot of film trivia and bios on actors and actresses of yesterday. I love to post about fashion, true crime, music, handbags, etc.!

5.Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities
I love to read and write, visit any historical places, take tours of Hollywood venues, shop, visit cafes.

6. Since you have a style based blog how would you describe your own sense of style and where do you like to shop
I think I'm pretty eclectic. I love cowboy boots, heels, leather jackets, and of course, jeans. My favorite places to shop are White House, Black Market, Nordstrom, and boutiques.

7. If you could have dinner with 3 people dead or alive who would it be and why
Dinner with 3 people, hmmm probably Marilyn Monroe, Abraham Lincoln, and Janis Joplin. Marilyn for all the unknowns about her, Abraham Lincoln to tell me all about his politics of the time, and Janis Joplin to share everything she knew about the 60's rock scene.

Blog Desinger Needed!

Hellow all! I'm looking for someone help me redesign my blog so i have a header on the top to direct my followers to different sections I'm not so great with the whole computer design aspect.
I don't have alot of money to spend but i can send you a box of custom decorated cookies as a thank you if anyone can help and is interested leave me a comment with your email address.
Thanks so much!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Daily Makeup Routine

I recently found a new favorite blog of the lovely and pretty Beauty addict anonymous.
She did a tag post of her daily makeup routine so i finally got around to doing mine lol
I really didn't realize how much stuff i use although i don't always put on lip stuff .

Top Set:
Nars blush in- orgasm i also use it on my lids
Nars lipstick- in Barbarella
Maybelline dream liquid mousse- in the lightest color they have lol
Stila one step correct primer -its great to even out skin tone
Bottom set:
maybeline eyeshadow -in nutmeg for my brows
prestige liquid eyeliner- black best eyeliner ever!
lancome vibrating mascara-black
ardell lashes-#111
tokidoki eyeshadow-carnivora

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What to Wear Wednesday Picnic in the Park

What to Wear Wednesday
Picnic in the Park

Ive had such a busy day today normally i do my sets Tuesday night but i had to drop off sample cupcakes last night so i took a few minutes to put together this set I hope you enjoy .I've been in the picnic mood lately so i figured id get a head start with spring on this post!

picnic in the park

picnic in the park by thefancylady featuring punk rock jewelry

Monday, March 14, 2011

Carnival Weddding Inspirations

Hello Kittens I've been searching pics for this post for a couple weeks now and was in the wedding mood this morning so i decided it was time to do this post!

One of my favorite themes for a wedding is the Carnival theme i love carnivals to start with so mix it with a wedding its a win win. Here is some inspiration for you all.

All the credits are below each picture.


Royal steamline Invites on Etsy
Martha stewart wedding flowers

Perfect Bridesmaid dress for the theme Betsey Johnson

Fantastic cookies by Maryann Cookie artisian

Wedding board style me pretty

new fav wedding site lol

cake by Catherine Scott UK

The last 2 boards are from green wedding shoes

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Feature Friday Velvet Cream Bakery

Today I'm featuring Kelly and Velvet Cream Bakery!

I got a chance to taste some of her amazing cake truffles myself, i tried mint chocolate,lemon,pink champagne ,and chocolate strawbery. They were fantastic you can tell she uses quality indgredients in her truffles and it shows in the taste and flavor. They are so moist on the inside as well delicious my favorite was the pink champagne ones and even though I'm not normally fond of lemon i enjoyed those as well so anyone who can get me to enjoy anything lemon gets my approval lol. She also has great packaging which I'm a big fan of lol.
I used all the pics from her etsy since it was raining today and lighting was bad.

I also got to interview her and here are her questions

1.Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am the mother of a handsome 3 year-old boy, an avid movie collector, but I just can't seem to get out of the kitchen. I began Velvet Cream Bakery as an outlet for my creativity and a passion to create something sweet that would ensure a smile of satisfaction from everyone.

2.When did you start baking?
The first thing I remember baking was actually strawberry pie with my mom when I was six. After that the only things I had the heart to bake were desserts - everything from cookies to brownies and of course cake!

3. Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know?
I'm only 5 feet tall! You would never know because of the 4" heels I always rock. I was always told that big things come in small packages and decided to shape my desserts around that motto. Big taste, tiny bite.

4.What is your favorite thing to bake?

Well that's not a hard one, white almond cupcakes with lots of frosting for my son, because he always eats that first.

5. Is baking your full time job if not what is your day job?

I am in the process of transitioning from my passion for baking into a career, so I do keep a full-time job. Most days you can find me behind the desk of a small financial company, day-dreaming about my lonely kitchen at home.

6.Do you have any other hobbies?

I love to quilt and sew, paper crafts, cook, read, knit, and listen to music.

7. If you could have dinner with 3 people living or dead who would it be and why?
The first would be my dad, because I'd like to hear him laugh again. Second, my mom because she has been such an inspirational mother and woman. The third without a doubt would be my boyfriend Craig, who supports me in everything I do and always makes me smile.

If your in the Wichita Kansas are you can also pick them up !

Here is her main website as well.

Want to be featured??

My new series called Feature Fridays will be my new post every Friday promoting bloggers and shop owners. If you have a product you would like me to review and feature just leave me a comment with a link to your shop and your email where i can get in touch with you.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What to Wear Wednsday- Floral

What to Wear Wednsday -Floral
I tried their new feature with pre-done layouts but I'm not sure that i like them it kinda cuts things off so you can't see them.


floral by thefancylady featuring rhinestone bracelets

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Advertise on Cupcakes and Corsets

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Feature Friday: Penny of Tart Bakery

Feature Friday will be my new series every week featuring different shops or bloggers and to start it off I have my very favorite blogger/friend/cupcake soulmate Penny! Let me introduce you to this wonderful lady

Penny is a cupcake maker and now also a macaroon maker yum! I can't wait to try her macaroons I will do another post when i get those . I did a Q&A with Penny and here it is ...

1.Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Good morning, Neverland! I am Penny-Baker, Writer of thriller/horror fiction/Psychology grad student/kitten lover. I want to be the most authentic me- a cross between the electric refinement of the royal world in the modern 'Marie Antoinette' movie and Willy Wonka. My cat, Jasmine, is like my child. She's so hilarious, and very smart. She fetches things, can open cabinets, catch things in mid air, and still spends the rest of her day judging everyone here. I used to be a nail biter, but now I change my nail design every day. Switching one compulsion for another is always the best way to go. I also have an unnatural love of snoopy, pumpkins, and shoes made for kids, french pastries, macarons, cakes, tarts, and vintage things. I have an older sister who loves to paint, and a boyfriend who plays classical piano, graduated at the tip top of his college class, and comes up with gifts that blow people's minds for holidays and birthdays. He made a scavenger all over Houston for my birthday one year with items at every clue that meant something to us as a couple. I'm also moving closer and closer to a new life as a Katy Perry stalker each day...some things are just worth it.
tart 2010 brownie globe bears 001

2.When did you start baking ?
I used to hate to cook or bake. When I was asked to make cupcakes for an event about 3 years ago, I designed the look, and loved that I could find inspiration and try to show the whole essence of the decoration theme. I started looking into what else I could bake, and the world of french pastry, Pierre Herme, Fauchon, Laduree, Pink Cake Box, Sylvia Weinstock, and many Tariq Hana blew my mind with confetti. I also got some incredible family recipes that had been passed down in my family all the way from France. The recipes included tarts, ganache, cakes, pastries, chocolate tempering and design, and cookies. One for the cookies was a recipe for French macarons, and I was hooked when I looked all of the items on-line. I felt I had to make was destiny.
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3. Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know?
I'm currently working on my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Houston. I want to continue with that, but I'd also love to see where my baking goes. It's a very exciting time.

4.What is your favorite thing to bake?
...I would say oatmeal chocolate chip cookies since I can stand there and eat a bunch of the batter while some of them bake.

5. Is baking your full time job if not what is your day job?
I work for a mental health hospital that works with people who have eating disorders, depression, and other things that they'd like to work on to better their life. I bake most days as well too. Cakes, cupcakes, candy, chocolate and many many French macarons each week.

6.Do you have any other hobbies?
I write a lot, and love to read Stephen King, Peter Staub, Nelson Demille, Philip Dick, Orson Scott Card, and many other authors.

7. If you could have dinner with 3 people living or dead who would it be and why?
1-Katy Perry, because she was the first singer I ever felt held a piece of my personality in her own. She loves cats, pastries, Hello Kitty, glitter, vintage items, her religious background, funny people, and color. She is unafraid to be herself, and writes music that makes me want to jump like a hot popcorn kernel.
2-Pierre Herme, because everything he does inspires me. I think anyone who has ever made macarons knows what it's like to hold your work up against the perfection that is the Herme macaron.
3- Stephen King-His book(well-him and Peter Staub), 'The Talisman' is the one book in history that I wish had been mine. I almost missed a final in my first year of college because I HAD to know what was going to happen in the end of that masterpiece. He's very good friends with Peter Staub, they collaborate a lot on work.(The same way I hope to collaborate with my own fated baking BFF, Amanda! LUV YA!)
People who haven't read his work, or who have only read/watched 'Carrie' or 'The Shining' think of him as a "horror" novelist.In my opinion, most of his work is more psychological thrillers, adventures, paranormal, and a bit of classic grind house. His stories are eternal, and have become part of our culture by presenting what is-in my opinion- the most original collection of stories that will grip onto the part of your brain that loves riding roller coasters and has always wanted to sky dive. He makes all of us wonder if that 'Haunted' show about paranormal experiences is real, if Jack Nichelson is legit crazy, and gave us all a 100% increase in our fear of clowns. He is magic incarnate.

Here is her blog if you wanna go take a look and if your near Katy Texas you can go get some of her macaroons!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Successful Macaroons .. sorta

So i had promised my boyfriend macaroons for Valentines Day but i didn't have enough time to make them so he just got cookies and his gifts. I finally set aside the time this week and made them. Let me just tell you Ive made them twice before but i couldn't get them off the paper they just kept breaking. I used the easiest recipe i could find to make them and went and bought some extra special expensive chocolate cause i like to spoil him.
They didn't come out perfect but they didn't break so i call it a semi success!
Here are some pictures i took

I used milk chocolate for the ganache instead of semi sweet cause lets face it its more yummy.
For all those macaroon makers out there i commend you for doing this all the time its hard work to make these . Dear Laduree please open up a location in NYC so i can visit all the time lol

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lace Wedding Dresses

I loveee lace wedding dresses although Ive seen plenty of pretty ones that are not I myself would love to wear a lace one. Ironically both my mother and her mother both wore lace dresses.
Below is my mom and grandma my scanner is not working so i had to take pics of the pics lol

The dress i want and am in love with it kinda reminds me of a modern version its by Melissa sweet below .

Here are some other fav lace dresses...

This dress is a pnina

I can't find who makes this dress but i love it!
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