Monday, September 22, 2014
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These high-fashion cupcakes are fabulous

Let's end this week on a sweet note: Fashion + Cupcakes = Fabulous

These high-fashion cupcakes are fabulous

Let's end this week on a sweet note.

Don't you love these fashionable confections created by Varatip Johnson, the owner of Sweet Babycakes?

The 29-year-old Bala Cynwyd mom makes cupcakes - and big cakes, too - inspired by high-fashion labels like Chanel, Christian Louboutin and Hermes.

So cute.

Cakes come in basic chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, but Johnson also offers gourmet flavors including amaretto, red velvet and pink champagne. She makes her own swiss meringue and butter-cream icings, and her toppers are fashioned from a marshmallow-based fondant.

Johnson's husband, Charles Johnson, is the director of ticket sales for the 76ers, so she's moving in Philadelphia's elite wives-of-the-athletes circles, having filled orders for Michael Vick's wife, Kiajfa and Thaddeus Young's wife, Shekinah Young.

Cupcakes range in price from $36 to $60 a dozen. Want to place an order? Email her at

View more photos of these sweet bites, below!

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About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

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