Bella Cupcake Couture

Monday, August 31, 2009

Shine Movie Trailer- "I Trust Myself"

SHINE is a collaborative film project being produced by the owners of Biznik, Dan McComb and Lara Feltin along with Creative Director Ben Medina and more than 100 volunteers. The film has taken over 400 entrepreneurs to tell their most compelling stories and conducted dozens of additional interviews, in search of the larger story about entrepreneurship in an economy where, by some estimates, as much as 90 percent of all new jobs are being created by small, entrepreneur-driven businesses.

Here is one of the movie trailers which features three local entrepreneurs. You may recognize one in particular....yep that's right, I'm in this film and trailer.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The TomKat Studios- Cupcake Monday Feature

If you enjoy "all things pretty", you have to check out the The TomKat Studio. This blog is done by Kim and is full of all sorts of beautiful party ideas.

She even has cute cupcake topper designs in a DIY format! Invitations, banners, tags, etc are coming soon! How cute would it be to have Bella Cupcake Couture around your cupcake with a cute monogram cupcake pick on top. Order TomKat Studio cupcake toppers HERE.

The TomKat Studio also has Cupcake Mondays: We were featured this week: HERE.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
What is perfect for summer? I say Lemon Meringue Cupcakes!

I had the Seven-Minute Meringue with coconut this weekend and it was AMAZING!! Check out Martha Stewart's tasty recipe with lemon curd HERE. Delicious.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bella Cupcake Coutures: Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Bella Cupcake Couture will be busy on the town the next few weeks.

Join us at one or ALL of the fun events listed below.

CRAVE Party at Teatro Zinzanni- August 19th


This event will be held under our very own Seattle Teatro Zinzani tent top. It will be packed with boutique shopping (bags, jewelry, shoes and even cupcake couture), spa treatments, a fashion show, fancy food and of course some very special entertainment. It is sure to provide lots of fun and good times for you and your pals.

Seattle Gift Show- August 22nd-25th

Attention Buyers: You don't want to miss this event.

Irresistible finds. Delicious deals. Scrumptious buying opportunities. Thousands of gift, home and lifestyle products span every category in this lively marketplace and include the largest Northwest products and resources found anywhere.

Swans Trail Farms Open House August 31st

"Fall Back Into Planning"

Has summer hindered your wedding planning? Or are you recently engaged and need a jumpstart to your planning? Join Swans Trail Farms as they showcase their venue and favorite vendors for a night of ideas, fashion and delicious food!

RSVP by Wednesday, August 26th to
For directions visit

Thursday, August 13, 2009

NW Source interview Bella Cupcake Couture

Always nice when your hometown shows support for following your dream. Today, our local NW Source (affiliated with the Seattle Times) posted their coverage of an interview I had with them a couple weeks ago. Check it out HERE

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Worlds Longest Cupcake Kebab

Seriously cool! Check out HERE the story behind the record Nichelle Stephens and Rachel Kramer Bussel of Cupcakes Take The Cake and Nora Vetter of Nibbles by Nora are aiming to break; the Worlds Longest Cupcake Kebab.

I would love to be there to see this (and sample a bit of the product). Good luck Ladies!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cupcake Baby Bling

Binky Bling Clip Cupcake

How adorable is this darling pacifier holder embellished with Swarovski crystals. You can find it at Kibbn. I searched their website and they have other adorable cupcake-themed items; blankets, onesies and more.

This would be a great gift for a baby shower packaged with a bit of Bella Cupcake Couture.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Chronicles of Gourmet Gift Co.'s Cupcakes

A couple months ago, I received these darling boxes of gourmet cupcake mixes from Gourmet Gift Co. The flavors are chocolate, vanilla, red velvet and champagne. Yes, you heard it champagne. This would have definitely been the first one I would have made. Unfortunately didn't have champagne in the house at the time. So I opted for my next favorite, red velvet.

Here are all the ingredients I needed to put together these tasty treats. An egg, buttermilk and vegetable oil. Everything else needed was inside the Gourmet Gift Co mix.

Their gourmet baking mixes are handmade in small batches using the finest ingredients available, with no artificial flavors or preservatives.

The second I put the buttermilk in, I saw the batter turn red. Sooo pretty. After a short bake, I had these perfect little pillowy mounds of red velvet cupcakes. This is NOT your typical box mix. They had this nice crunchy top and the flavor was so delicious! Like homemade!

Now add a bit of frosting and sprinkles AND of course some Bella Cupcake Couture and voila... ready to be served at a special wedding industry meeting in downtown Seattle.
No one could resist these tasty treats. There were tons of ooh's and ahh's on this day. I can't wait to make my next batch. Stay tuned for future posts about these gourmet cupcake box mixes. Or visit their website HERE today to order your own.

Note: They can also add a custom label to create unique wedding favors, creative bridal or baby shower gifts or a truly original party favor.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Perfect Postage

Perfect Postage has created a postage stamp with Lu Lu Blue/Chocolate Brown. I'm going to have to get some! Order HERE.

Perfect Postage can create all sorts of special postage; for weddings, showers, and special events! It really gives your envelope a WOW factor. I even put my dogs photo on them once. Adds such a special touch!