Heavenly Yet Beautiful Cupcakes

Starting my own cupcake company was a thrill and I learn so much. But I yearned for the calm of taking my time to create perfect little decorations and unique flavor combinations. After selling my business, I decided to focus on teaching my craft. I hope this site will inspire you to create and indulge in one of the best and most satisfying desserts...the cupcake.

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

I am now starting to create my holiday cupcakes. This was my first shot at it. I have my first holiday order this week. I'm thinking of using the snowflakes this year as they can be used to create so many other things...like a Christmas tree.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's a Girl!....Wait, it's 2 Girls!

I had the pleasure of creating some fabulous little delights for a friend of my mother's who was soon going to be a Grandmother. I was planning on creating a very elaborate design that include two sets of booties in pink as the mother-to-be is expecting twin girls. But when the order came in I realized I wouldn't be able to do that since the flavor they ordered was Antoinette (chocolate cake with pink raspberry frosting). The little booties would never show on the pink buttercream. So I went 180 on the design and created a simple yet sophisticated design using small butterflies that I hand painted to match the color scheme of the cupcakes.

The end result was fabulous. I frosted the cupcakes to look like roses and the little butterflies were added using wire so it appeared as if they were flying over the cupcakes.

I heard that the women at the baby shower were impressed not only with the decor, but with the taste. We just modified our raspberry buttercream and although it takes a long time to make. It is absolutely delicious. I could eat it with a spoon!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Turkey Day is approaching!

Boy is it getting cold outside. Perfect weather to stay in the kitchen and experiment with cupcake recipes. We are hard at work to develop our Holiday flavors and decorations. I'm trying to be good this time. The last time we developed recipes I ended up eating quite a number of the experiments. But I am determined to resist.

But on to Turkey Day. I am shocked at how many orders we are getting for Thanksgiving. How great is it that cupcakes have made it to the Thanksgiving menu. Above is a shot I created for our website. I just love using cupcakes creatively. Can't wait to post our Holiday ones.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby On The Way

I created these little beauties for a baby shower (sorry for the poor image, I was rushing). I had so much fun making the duckies. The order came from Calirfornia and the client was delightful to work with. Anyone who tells me I can do what I want is a fabulous client. The recipients (here in DC) were absolutely blown away and I even got a lovely email complementing the taste as much as the decor. Made me feel like a proud peacock.

Now I'm working on a baby shower order for twin girls. Again, the client told me that I had full creative reign on these. I'll post them when I'm done.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

We have a winner!

We recently wrapped up the Children's Inn Ultimate Cupcake contest. The contest ended with a tasting at the Children's Inn where all the kids and parents could ahve a taste of the three cupcakes that won. But we needed to find the Ultimate Cupcake. And we did. A young boy named Bret won. His creativity was unparalleled. With 6 submissions from him alone, it was difficult to pick which one as they were all great.

We will be selling the cupcakes from now until january 31st and donating $1.00 of each cupcake sold to the Children's Inn. It's our way of giving back.

Also, we will be dropping off extra cupcakes to the Inn weekly so the children can enjoy something sweet.

We will be definitely doing this again. It was a wonderful experience and the children just loved it.

Above is Bret's Cupcake

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today is the day...Go out and VOTE!!!

I made these for a last minute order for today, election day. They're simple, but cute. I hope everyone goes out and votes today. When I open my store, hopefully soon, I will give out one free cupcake to anyone that votes in 2012! That's a promise.