Wednesday, January 27, 2010

BE A LUSH on Valentine's Day!

The Valentine's Day Special is back y'all!!!! HOLLA!!!!!! Click on the pic to see it at full-size.
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Click me, s'il vous plait.
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Here's the deal. Like it says, $10 for one box of 6 (that's a half-dozen) cupcakes. There are two flavor combo options:

[1] Strawberry cupcake with strawberry frosting, dipped in chocolate
[2] Red velvet cupcake with vanilla malt frosting

They're both delicious, I promise you. You pick them up on Saturday, February 13 between 2pm-4pm.

Want to order? OF COURSE you do. Send me an email at Orders must be made by WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd! You have ONE WEEK FROM TODAY to think about it! I take cash & Paypal. I'll send out Paypal invoices so both of us have a record of your order and payment status, but feel free to pay with cash if you prefer (just let me know if that's how you plan to pay).

Monday, January 25, 2010

Christened Cupcakes

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Okay, so these cupcakes aren't actually christened. Rather, they were for a christening. My friend & loyal customer Katie had a super cute baby back in the fall. Rocco (that's the baby) was just baptized this past weekend and for his celebration, Katie ordered two dozen chocolate cupcakes with various types of frosting. Normally, I'm not sure if I'd go through all that rigamarole for just two dozen cupcakes. But since she's always extremely loyal and supportive, whatever Katie wants Katie gets! Plus, she's always willing to stray from the norm and order different flavors of frosting! I love it!

You ready for the pics? Of course you are. And away we go!

First up, we have a lovely shot of 3 of the 4. The Tiffany Blue dollop is your basic cream cheese frosting with a royal icing topper. In the middle is the classic salted caramel frosting (Katie's willing to stray from the norm EXCEPT for this one. She L-O-V-E-S this one. As do most). Then on the far left we have Cookies n' Cream. It's a vanilla frosting with Oreo cookies mixed in, then it's rolled in even MORE Oreos. Mmmm, Oreos... anyway, moving on...

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Cookies n' cream frosted cupcakes... this is when I start drooling...

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All six cream cheese frosted cupcakes with alternating royal icing toppers.

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And finally, the surprise. Katie got an extra cupcake with her order of 24. Her birthday was a few days earlier so I piped a special cream cheese frosted cake just for her. It's a flower...incase it's not super obvious. So, I received Martha Stewart's Cupcakes for Christmas. It has a lot of great piping ideas and tricks. In the book, there's a gorgeous chrysanthemum flower technique. It looks great, but it's actually quite simple. That is, if you have the right frosting.

This is what I tried. Only, my cream cheese frosting? Yeah, that didn't want to hold the shape. So instead it came out squiggly/ribbon-y. This is when I need to actually do a Swiss Buttercream, but that's a whole other story. But you know... I think it looks kind of carnation-y. I like it!! I was planning on doing a paper leaf & paper flag topper all along b/c 1) I didn't want to color more frosting just for a tiny leaf and 2) it needed to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Plus, I think they add character and a personal touch since I'm a graphic designer--this is the kind of little thing I geek out on.

So that's my story. Rocco's baptism cupcakes + Katie's special birthday cupcake. In the meantime, I'll go work on that Swiss Buttercream and flower piping technique.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Be a lush...

Are you a lush? Come on, you know you are. If not, I highly suggest that you become one. Or better yet... become a fan!

Guess who just got a Facebook page! Well, I, as a person, have been on Facebook for quite sometime. I was in college when it all started—I remember the days when it was still "Thefacebook." But as a BUSINESS, my page is fresh out the oven. It's easier to update Facebook rather than the blog, so look there for additional tidbits, current happenings, and process photos. I'll still keep the blog going, of course! But Facebook will be more frequent. I have a small event coming up, so it'd be a good time to show a progress image or two. Or maybe gather ideas on new flavors? Post new promotions? You get the idea.

Plus, the more "fans" I acquire, I can eventually claim a Username, enabling me to shorten the link and be "" instead of "" I'm not going to lie—there are technological benefits to gaining friends. So, if you fan me, that'd be totally awesome.

Thank you guys for your support! I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cupcake Menu Download

As I occasionally mention, I sell cupcakes to order. The post w/ my menu info has gotten buried in the depths of the archive, so here I am to post a DOWNLOADABLE PDF (wooo!!!) of the menu. Click on the link and you will be able to download the sweet, sweet menu to cupcaketown. For future reference, it's also available in the right-hand column.

Note: For orders, the more advance notice, the better. I require AT LEAST ONE FULL WEEK. Even then it may be hard to squish you in, so order early!
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