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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Oh my heavens...another lover of wings...

Let me preface this post by saying that Brennen brought home a great report card from school on Friday of last week. Beings that we were sick all weekend, I wanted to take the kids and treat him for a job well done yesterday once they were both home. So first, we headed to our favorite nacho supreme place in the world. Yes, that quaint little hole in the wall that I've loved for years. Well, Brennen is now obsessed with their food as well. After scarfing down a plate of those awesome out of this world nachos that were piled high with sour cream, we headed just a wee bit south to a place I had recently found while googling "cupcake bakeries" in our state. OH.MY.GOODNESS. Those three words sum our experience there perfectly. Welcome to the "Flying Cupcake."

I of course knew it was going to be a great place when I got out and saw that their sign reflected wings behind the cupcake on their logo. Oh yeah...this is going to be right up our alley. This place was the most eclectic and whimsical place I'd ever seen. Perfect for kids. Sitting in an area of town known for its nightlife and draw to the younger crowds, it was perfect for my kiddo's and I on this chilly November afternoon. The character of the store as well as the character of the building and environment outside were just the best. I'm posting these photos here for all of my fellow Indiana Hoosiers so that you can make it a point to go and visit the "Flying Cupcake" when you have the time.

You walk into the store and it initially reminds you of the "back in the day" old soda or candy shops. Lots of apothecary jars. Vintage ones. LOVE that! The tables are painted in quaint colors that attract a child's attention like no bodies business.
The furniture on the walls and within the space are beat up, bruised, worn out, plain old. LOOOOVVVVEEEEEE that!
You can see the pipes in the ceilings. Like an old loft or warehouse. Love that too!
They had already begun decorating for Christmas and let me just tell ya'...Vintage, Vintage, Vintage. Perfect in every way. The nostalgia of anything done in the color of pink surrounding Christmas decorations makes my heart swell.
There were just so many yummy colors in this place that it totally should be classified as "criminal." Is it Gaudy? Yes! But oh how stunningly gaudy it was.

They even served gelatto on top of the fantabulous cupcakes they offered too.
I soooooo need these pink and aqua painted cake stands for my studio at home. I could surely display something worthy inside them. Right?

And the classic pink chalkboard proudly displaying all of their flavors above, I need it for my studio too.
Love the old fashioned lolly pops here...
And their old time rock candy sticks done in my most favorite color in this whole wide world...
Check out the bowling pins in the window as well as the seafoam colored old Dr. Pepper cooler on the wall there. What flare they both bring to the space. Seafoam...again another one of my all time favorite colors.
Oh and let's not forget this gorgeous brilliant blue ice cream case...
Here is an awesome display of their fantastic work and what they are apparently so known for...
Kenidi thought she was in heaven. (PS...This shot of Kenidi below drove me crazy. In my files - it is as smooth as a whistle. On the blog however, it's grainy as all get out. As you can see. Just something to throw a wrench in my day. One small thing in life that can cause me to go nuts if I'd let it. Believe me-I almost did. Did I mention how much I love "Blogger?" HA!)

I adore this aqua colored polka dot table cloth above...
Look at these babies...perfect. Shear perfection wrapped in a piece of paper. How cute are the reindeer on top? And the pink Christmas tree? Oh Mom (my Mom)...I know you want it. :)
This image of Kenidi and Brennen makes my heart melt. That moment captured on film was worth the drive all in itself. A shot like this one above is why I am so passionate about photography. Without "Razzi," I'd never see that moment exchanged at that time between the two of them again. However, because of a camera, I've got it in my heart, my mind, and my hands forever now. The decor around them, the struggling light inside the space, the's priceless. All of it. (although it again is showing up grainy here on the blog)

The outside of the building reminds of Florida. My favorite places in Florida. The aqua building with the white arondach (sp?) beach style chairs. The black and white striped awning with the pink in for their logo. The wings on their logo. I was in heaven. I would've loved to have met the owner of this place while there. Unfortunately, they weren't in. Either way, the nice young girl working the counter was kind enough to let me snap away while inside there. I was truly in my element. Then, to take these home made it even better...
The best part about the location of the "flying cupcake" is that they have a children's book store right next door to them called "Kids Ink." This is where Brennen's REAL treat for the good report card came in. He and Kenidi both love books. Brennen is especially into reading this year. He has a 4th grade teacher that has really sparked his interest in reading and I'm so thankful for this. We went next door to Kids Ink and spent an hour just walking around in there helping him to pick out some books, a toy, and a sketch pad that he fell in love with. Kenidi Grace found her some Santa Claus books that she had to have as well. I told ya'all that she is really into Christmas this year. The only bad part to our day is that on our way home, Brennen let me know that he no longer believes in Santa and that he knows Santa is really his Daddy and I. I've fought it for two years and finally this year decided that he was almost 10 years old and I couldn't keep it going any longer. Boo hoo! Just another sign that he is growing up right in front of our eyes - way faster then we'd prefer.

On another note and back to didn't think I'd leave you without images of Kenidi scarfing down one of these beautiful cupcakes, did ya? NEEVVAAHHH!

It is days like these, with your children, that make life so bright, so joyous, and Motherhood so valuable. Life is a gift, every second of it, and yesterday was no different for us.

Now, if you are from Indiana, go to the Flying Cupcake. If you are outside of Indy, google cupcake bakeries, find one close to you, and then take your kids there for the afternoon. I promise it will be worth the trip.
Sugar it!
xoxoxo, Angie



Blogger heartfulhome said...

What a great post! If I went there I would never want to leave- ALL of my favorite colors and vintage things. But my favorite part is the pic of B&K at the table, it is wonderful- Kenadi will never have to worry about someone looking out for her! It is evident in that picture. God Bless!

11/19/2008 9:20 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

What a totally fun place! My kids would go nuts in there!!! Gosh, why did I have to see this first thing in the morning? Now I need something sweet!!!

Loved all the pictures!!!

11/19/2008 9:45 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Your picturs made me feel as if I was walking around that cupcake shop with you! Is that a Red Velvet cupcake I see in your box of goodies?

Love Love Love the pic of the kids looking at each other in the booth! What a great day!

11/19/2008 10:49 AM  
Blogger Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Red velvet it is girl! Love red velvet. Especially with that big ol' mound of buttercream cream cheese icing on top of it. Ha ha! :) No better way, is there?
Hugs, Angie

11/19/2008 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Nina in Seminole, FL said...

I'm coming for a visit...for nachos and cupcakes and the bookstore!! LOL...

11/19/2008 11:14 AM  
Blogger Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Nina girl, you know you are welcome at my house any day - any time sista'! But...there is one must bring some of that Florida sunshine, some sand, a few shells, a little surf and turf from a great restaurant, and a bottle of salt water from the ocean so I can smell it too. HA! I love ya girlie! Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Angie

11/19/2008 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Aubree said...

Kenidi is really starting to look a lot like you as she gets older. Especially in the pictures at the bottom where she is eating the cupcake! What a cool place!


11/19/2008 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Karen R said...

WOW! Just this morning I was reading the paper, and there is an item each Wednesday from someone prominent in the community. They list things they "love." The one today mentioned the Red Velvet Elvis cupcake (red velvet with white chocolate chips!)from this place!!

I need to find out where this place is!! AND GO THERE! I'm not big on frosting, but give me some good fudge frosting or cream cheese frosting... I think I'm having sugar overload just thinking about it! ...but since I'm so sweet to start with...

11/19/2008 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This place is ADORABLE!!! Gonna have to go there for sure! Can't get much better than a building full of pink.

And, Angie. Kenidi is a beautiful little girl. In fact, she's flawless! What I wouldn't give for skin like that.

deb williams

11/19/2008 11:59 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I love that idea Angie!! I love Red Velvet too! That was my hubby's grooms cake at our's his FAV!

I'm going to google it too. I think I know of a good one downtown here.. if I find it, I'll e-mail ya to let you know I posted!

11/19/2008 1:05 PM  
Blogger Woodsy Ivy said...

I just thought you should know that I just spent the last 1/2 hour dancing around with my kids to your blog music. Your playlist reads like a list of my favorite songs. Those cupcakes look AMAZING! Wish I had one right now. Or 5. Ha! Take care! Jill

11/19/2008 1:32 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Oh my! Angie....I don't know when, or how I'll justify it to my hubby.....but will need to plan an trip to Indie because I NEED to visit that shop. I so have cupcake-envy right now!
Thanks for sharing :)

11/19/2008 1:46 PM  
Blogger carissa... brown eyed fox said...

the Flyng Cupcake... flew right into my heart! what a neat place!
i wanna go!!!!!
what fun & GREAT pics!

11/19/2008 2:09 PM  
Blogger Taylor Luv said...

You will have to see if you boosted website hits and sales for the lil cupcake shoppe... you pictures definitely sell the place... if only the owners knew why the website blew up LOL!!! Great pics and I may have to stop by and pick up some cupcakes some where here in Minnesota... Looks too good to pass up now!! My kids are gonna love me tonite... Thanks for the Kenidi has got the sugar n spice n all things nice Pic Award Here!!

Taylor Luv,

11/19/2008 2:21 PM  
Blogger RockinMom said...


Girl- I am not a fan of cupcakes but TOTALLY want to go there and get one! :)
Your pictures make them look SO good.
I need to get the address from you. I am going to be in Indiana soon to go visit my sister. I am hoping this place would not be to far from her. :)

Ps. Amazing pictures- as ALWAYS! My fav of course is the one of the kids looking at each other. Heartwarming.

11/19/2008 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

So did you bring me some cupcakes? How about the tree? I am glad I didn't see this post until this evening, after I was already at work, or I would have been trying to find this place. Other than you can't trick me into thinking I got to eat one of those bad boys, you certainly took me there. I still say you should write a book. xoxoxo

11/19/2008 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Hi Angie,

Thanks so much for this post and all of the awesome pictures. What a cool place....I wish I didn't live so far away....I would love to take my kids there. Absolutely love the vintage look. I admire the fact that you always have your camera with you and capture moments like this on film. Again, thanks for sharing.


11/19/2008 7:51 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I love the pictues so colorful. What is your settings for these shots. Did you use a flash or was it bright enough. What is your ISO I'm working on indoor photograhy, I really like the lighting you choose. Good job!! What editing program do you use, photoshop?

11/19/2008 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Melissa M said...

Hey, it must be 4th graders... haha... Last week while at Target, Bailey asked, "mom, is santa real?" I about died. All of a sudden a couple of women in the same area just looked at me and smiled. So i did what any parent would do... prayed that it would go well when i told him that it was all in the spirit of Christmas? How Sad.

also, that will be a great place to get cupcakes for school parties. I am going to check out that place this week.

11/19/2008 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Melissa Roark said...

Yum. I am emailing Dr. Oz right now to see if I can work that into my diet.

11/20/2008 8:55 AM  
Blogger Tanja said...

What a fabulous place, next time can I come with?!?

11/20/2008 4:41 PM  
Blogger tammy said...

Love it! How fun. And now I am inspired with some ideas for my dessert/candy table for a party next month.

11/20/2008 6:10 PM  
Blogger One Wired Woman said...

Oh how I wish I could just blink myself there!! What a happy place!! What a yummy place!! Yes... your photos made us feel like we were there!!!!! It looks magical and whimsical... almost like a something out of a children's book. Love it!! I bet your kiddos loved it too. :)

~Jill :)

11/23/2008 8:00 AM  
Anonymous janae said...

Ooohh Angie,
This place is gorgeous! I love the total vintage feel...I am catching up on my blogs and I've missed quite a bit :) Your tree looks the robins eggs blue colors! The pics of Kenidi in the snow are precious...I am kicking myself for missing out on that photo op yesterday with the truly see life through the eyes of a photographer!

12/02/2008 11:19 AM  

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