A Tale Of A Cupcake

Bundt

Today you get to meet, Bundt—the wisest cake in the kitchen!

He sees everything that goes on and is critical to Preston’s jurney being a success!

Hello! I feel like I’ve known Preston forever. That’s probably because I knew his real parents long before he came and visited me. They were very young when they met at the mixer, where they fell in love. Though they loved each other very much, they knew they were too young to raise little Preston, so they sent him to the nicest, funnest family they knew in the Kitchen—the O’Nilla’s. What a wise choice for such young ones, themselves. I hope you’ll all read Preston’s journey of becoming a true O’Nilla!

Mama + Papa O’Nilla

Meet Preston’s parents Mama and Papa O’Nilla! They are filled with frosting and joy and want to welcome everyone into the family.

Mama O’Nilla: Welcome everyone! We can’t tell you how glad we are that you could make it.

Papa O’Nilla: Yes, welcome! This is a bigger party than we ever imagined and we’re so glad you could join in!

Mama: Preston is so special to us and we just can’t believe how much he has grown since he came to our family.

Papa: So, we’re throwing him a surprise party to show him how much we care about him.

You can learn more about the party over at kickstarter.com.

Frenchie + Bean

Meet the youngest of the O’Nilla family—Frenchie and Bean.

Frenchie is a party organizer! And Bean is the most spontaneous of the family, always ready to bring the fun!

Frenchie: I’m so excited for the party! Look at how many people are here!

Bean: Party! Party! Party!

Frenchie: I have everything ready for them. Here’s the schedule:

Kickstarter? Check.

Video? Check.

Facebook page? Check.

Twitter account? Check.

Google +? Check.

Bean: It looks like you’ve got everything set up, so let’s get to the real point here. It’s time to party! Everyone join in.

Party! Party! Party!

The Beet-niks

Meet the Beet-niks! This crew hangs out at the Crisper a lot because they’re really cool! They’re into poetry and philosophy and really teach Preston a lot on his journey about brotherhood.

Can I get a beet? Snap. snap. snap. snap.

Preston’s our friend ’cause he’s got a pure heart.
He’s on a journey — in the cupcake box it starts.
He’s an O’Nilla but he’s been adopted
And he thinks this has something to do with the way he’s acting.
It doesn’t take long before he finds his way
And realizes that cupcakes bring the party every day!

 

 

Party with Preston!

On the day of our Kickstarter Campaign launching, we had a few people over to meet Preston for the first time.

Here are some friends partying with Preston.

Sprinkles-Sprinkles-everywhere!

Meet Suga’!

Today, you get to meet our friend, Suga’. She’s straight out of the cookie jar and loves to have company. If you’ve got problems, she’ll be the first to lend you an ear and give a crumb of advice.

Well, howdy-do, y’all! I am so excited you’re here!

If you’ve got some time, you should pull up a chair and have a chat with me and my friends. I hear you’ve already met my good friends Milk and Preston. I remember when Preston came to me, just a wee little cake and now he’s really come into his own.

Oh. That’s all the time you have for me today? Well, come back tomorrow and meet some more of my friends!

Join the party!

“Jump Little Cake, Jump” is a story of fun and adventure. For those—young and old alike—who desire to come along with us, we say the more the merrier! While we could describe our books as children’s books, that would be like saying “The Muppets” or “Shrek” were children’s films. In our minds, they are so much more! The vision for a cupcake journey culminated one morning when Lindsay and her boyfriend were having brunch with Antonio and Tiffany. As usual, the discussion turned toward creative projects and Lindsay said, “Well, I’ve had a story I’ve wanted to tell for a while … I guess it’s not so much a story yet, but I have some sketches and an idea of this little cupcake …” Antonio and Tiffany instantly fell in love with the idea—and the little cupcake! He didn’t have a name yet, but in their minds, he was already coming to life: A cupcake on a journey. The next week, the group met again for brunch to brainstorm. Where was the cupcake going? How would he get there? What lessons would he learn along the way? These are all questions not only did we have to ask about our characters, but also have to stop on occasion to ask ourselves. That day was a day when all three of us had to admit, while we each have different occupations and hobbies, we all want to be a part of a journey—sharing stories with others and bringing people together who enjoy the same things—cupcakes, adventure, parties and fun. We hope you’ll join us, by following our blog, connecting with us via Twitter and coming to the launch parties we have planned along the way. This isn’t just a book about a cupcake. This is our way to connect with others, who are young and young at heart.