Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Here is another cute shop we visited while we were in New York and the name is quite cute Little Cupcake Bakeshop
First is their Prince St. location with a beautifully elegant white door entrance.
We were greeted with this darling sign.
Then when we stepped inside we were in awe of the chic chandeliers and little bistro tables.
Then we saw them….a case full of delicious cupcakes.
I knew right away which one I wanted…the Coconut Cloud.
I tried this cupcake while visiting their Brooklyn store (pictured above) and found it to be very dreamy. With a marvelous meringue frosting and light coconut flavor….I was in heaven again.
We also found this other tasty treat…the Fruity Pebbles bar.
Another charming part of this cupcake shop are the owners; a brother team.
Look at those smiles ……and my dreamy Coconut Cloud in his hands. Thanks gentleman for a wonderful cupcake experience. Your shops are beautiful!
As we near the end of 2010, this week our team is reflecting on some amazing cupcake shops we visited while we were in New York. The first is One Girl Cookies
We were first introduced to One Girl Cookies last spring when Martha Stewart Weddings requested us to customize a cupcake wrapper for their Spring 2011 Martha Stewart Living magazine issue. Coming soon!
This is not the cupcake wrapper that will be in the issue (apologies for the blurryness). We are leaving that a surprise. This one above was something we created for our visit to their office. We tested this one on One Girl Cookies cupcakes. See this post for details on our Martha Stewart visit: CLICK
During our visit we had hoped to meet the owner Dawn but she was out on errands. However her husband David was there and gave us a delightful tour of the location. Here’s your sneak peek inside.
When you first enter their shop, it feels like home. It has a warm ambience and you can instantly see the tribute to their family integrated into the decor.
In this seating area, they have an all natural surrounding with many pieces built or created by David or family members in some way. You can see their true commitment to creating a casual and comfortable gathering place for family and friends. Note: that window is actually a garage door that slides open to invite people in and out during the warm days.
Including this beautiful family tree wall drawing.
Each side prominently displays their family line.
Here is a peek inside their kitchen where all the magic happens.
Here is one of their cupcakes in our Lu Lu Gold/White Bella Cupcake Couture.
After our fabulous tour from David, he suggested a tasty little grill down the street for lunch. We were enjoying our meal when look who came walking by with her family…….Dawn!
It was so nice to meet Dawn. She was a true joy! We really appreciated her and David’s hospitality for our visit to New York. If you live there or going for a visit, it is definitely worth a trip over to Brooklyn to One Girl Cookies.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Below are the top 5 finalists. Each one of them has already won a 12-pack of Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers. However we want to know which one is your VERY favorite. The finalist with the most votes will win two extra packets of wrappers of their choice. All you have to do is view them all below and in the comment section enter which person you are voting for or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The poll closes Sunday, Dec. 19th. VOTE TODAY!!!
UPDATE: We’re excited to announce Christine & Tony are the proud winner!!! Congratulations! Thank you to all for participating and taking your time to vote.
A. Katy V.
Cupcakes by Goodies Bake Shop
C. Lisa M.
Cupcakes by Blue Cat Cakes
D. John M.
Cupcakes by Frosty Top Cupcakes
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* No cupcake wrapper but her lil’ girl was a doll.
Monday, December 13, 2010
An all white wedding is timeless and elegant. Touches of shimmering silver also provide a lovely contrast to the bride’s pure white dress. The simplicity is a very sophisticated look.
Featured: Bella Cupcake Couture Olivia Silver/White Mini cupcake wrappers.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Today I was invited to interview Candace Nelson again regarding the new season premiere of Cupcake Wars. Candace is the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world's first cupcake bakery.
Here are a few questions asked and her answers:
Favorite cupcake creation currently?: Eggnog; it really adds something unique to the cupcake and frosting experience.
What will be new and exciting on the next Cupcake Wars series? A lot of Vegan, Gluten-free and non-allergy focused bakers. Some did impressively well and others not so good.
What is the must see episode of the season? Candace says we should definitely see the Champions and Redemption Show. There is a lot of competition and drama.
Where and what will Candace be doing for the first episode of Cupcake Wars? Curled up in front of a fireplace with eggnog and a cupcake.
To check out my first interview back in June, see HERE