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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Marianne's Cupcake

I created a group on the ever so popular website Facebook for my little cupcake company. I haven't figured out exactly what to do with the group, but so far I have several members. Two weeks ago I posted a question asking my members if they had any ideas for cupcake flavors. I'm working on launching a Fall Collection of flavors. So far I have Apple Crumble Pie (Jaclyn), Pecan Pie (Rose) and Pumpkin Spice (Tabitha). But yesterday evening I got a message on my Facebook from someone named Marianne. And she sent me two flavor combinations. The one that stuck out was her Baklava one. So that is going to be added to the Fall Collection if I can get my act together and create a Baklava cupcake. Marianne thought the combination of honey, walnuts and cinnamon would be great in a cupcake. I couldn't agree more! But how can I make it into a cupcake that screams Baklava? I'm going to try a couple of things. One, which I hope works, is to use phyllo dough as the cup and bake the cupcake in it.

In the meantime, above is a shot of Pamela, one of the latest and greatest flavors I launched.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Getting There

I haven't posted in a while. I have been swamped with orders, which, yes I know, is a good thing. And when I'm not baking I'm finishing my business plan so I can open my own shop. I'm almost finished and thanks to the help of my Father, my business plan will be solid. Having a former World Bank senior director as a Father definitely made a difference.

In the meantime, I have been working on polishing up my website and booking weddings and events. My carpenter is working feverishly to finish additional cupcake towers. We're getting a heart shaped one! It's adorable. I can't wait to photograph it and post it online.

This weekend I have a baby shower and Success In The City is having a little afternoon event at Saks Fifth Avenue. This will be the first time I put a logo on a cupcake. I'm trying to be creative with the presentation but I'm so limited if the logo has to be the focus of the cupcake. I want to add a little flower or maybe some sugar beads. But I'm scared it will look tacky.

The baby shower should be cute. I'm creating blush, pink and dark pink flowers to adorn the cupcakes. So cute!