Bella Cupcake Couture

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Williams Sonoma: Mini Cupcakes

Mini Halloween Cupcakes

How cute are these mini-cupcakes by William Sonoma?

They come in four tempting flavors: triple-chocolate, iced with milk chocolate buttercream and dipped in dark chocolate ganache; pumpkin spice, with spiced buttercream; peanut butter chocolate, topped with peanut butter buttercream and dipped in milk chocolate couverture; and vanilla, slathered in caramel buttercream. The cupcakes are topped with white chocolate bats or sanding sugars. Set of 24, six of each flavor for $49.95.

There is definitely one thing missing though? They would look so perfect with some Bella Cupcake Couture mini wrappers for an elegant finish.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Get Hitched, Give Hope

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We are proud to be a part of this special Seattle premier bridal giving event.

Get Hitched, Give Hope is an auction benefiting Brides with Breast Cancer. This event is also a place
where you can get gorgeous goods for your wedding by giving back. A great cocktail party, great raffles and auctions, and great company. Be a giver. You know you wanna.

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October 29th, 2009
5:30pm - 9:00pm
The Arctic Club Hotel
700 3rd Ave, at Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104

Come and bid on 150 Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers of your choice. We will also be featured in the dessert display with The Radical Cupcakes and Clara French.

Hope to see you there!

Chic Calligraphy by Laura Hooper

We recently found this site for chic hand-drawn maps by Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Their company specializes in beautiful calligraphy for maps, letterpress wedding invitations, save-the dates, and other reception items. We love that they letterpress on eco-friendly cotton papers as well. They are so pretty! Our favorite is the Napa map below. Also their Venice invitation set reminds us of some of our designs. Very elegant!

We are also honored they decided to write about us for a recent article on their blog: HERE

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To find out more about Laura Hooper Calligraphy visit:
Web: www.lhcalligraphy.com

Blog: www.luckyorchidwedding.blogspot.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/lhcalligraphy




Monday, October 26, 2009

Helen Carter Weddings: "Halloween" Mood Board

Spooky Soiree Colour Palette

Spooky Soiree Design Board


We love this Mood Board created by Helen Carter Weddings for Halloween-themed Weddings and feature our Bella Cupcake Couture (with Trophy Cupcakes).

Check out all the details from Helen Carter Weddings blog HERE

Photo Credits:
Bouquet and pumpkin place card holder: The Knot
Bridesmaid dress: Debenhams
Cake topper: Elizabeth Anne Designs
Cupcakes: Bella Cupcake Couture via Amy Atlas
Dessert: Martha Stewart
Aisle: Brides
Gourds and candles: Style Me Pretty here and here
Wedding gown: Vera Wang via Brides
Pumpkin votives: Better Homes and Gardens
Lanterns: Once Wed

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Momlogic: Halloween Cupcake Favorites

Buzz up!
Momlogic is a site for Moms with News and Information on Health, Beauty, Fashion, Sex, Celebrity Moms, Baby Names, Games, Mom Alerts, Recipes, and Expert Advice.

Momlogic shares their favorite Halloween cupcake gallery AND Bella Cupcake Couture (featuring Trophy Cupcakes) made their list.

Here is a sneak peek. To check out the rest of the "Spook"-tacular treats, visit their site HERE.


Buzz up!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Martha Stewarts: "Dreamers Into Doers"

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We are truly honored to let you know, last week we were accepted into Martha Stewart's "Dreamers Into Doers" site.

I had launched Bella Cupcake Couture in March 2009 and already have almost 150 retailers, including Sur La Table, Beverlys Fabrics and even gone "International" including Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Singapore and Canada. I am so happy with the overwhelming response by so many individuals and the media. I was even selected to share my entrepreneurial story in an upcoming indie movie called "Shine".


Here are a few media highlights since our launch:
Newspaper: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/retailreport/2009016503_retailreport10.html

Upcoming Movie (trailer):
http://www.viddler.com/explore/biznik/videos/31/

Cupcakes Take the Cake: http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/2009/07/cupcake-interview-with-carrie.html


Thank you again for your support and love of Bella Cupcake Couture. We'd love if you could visit my Profile Page HERE on Martha Stewarts site and share your comments via our photo album about our product.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the wall

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Paolo Thomas is the owner of this blog and runs 'mirrormirror'- an online lifestyle boutique dedicated to helping you live happily ever after.

Quote from their site: "We spend ages looking for irresistibly beautiful and original items of fabulous quality made with infinite care and love by up-and-coming designers and craftspeople."

And they chose Bella Cupcake Couture to highlight on their blog. Check out the story HERE.

I had a nice online chat with Paolo who is originally from the U.K. and living in Seattle. And my husband is from the U.K. as well and it is where we met back in 2001. Now we both live in Seattle area as well. What a small world!

If you are living in the U.K., you may have another place to order Bella Cupcake Couture soon HERE.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eco-Sweet Treat

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Thank you Dream Green Weddings for recognizing Bella Cupcake Couture for their eco-friendly style.

Here is a blurb from their recent blog post:

"Thinking about baking cupcakes or other goodies for your
eco-friendly wedding? Whether you are a DIY bride, or simply want to add a special touch to your caterer’s creations, these boutique-style cupcake wrappers will bring a unique style to your dessert table. And, if you are making greener choices for your special day (which we hope you are!), you can rest easy knowing these elegant wrappers are printed with soy ink on recycled paper."


Read the rest of their story HERE.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Elegant meets Morbid- A love story?

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Check out this creepy yet elegant cupcake concoction created by Amy Sheppard of Sassy Boutique. This was posted on A Cupcake Blog: HERE

Iron Cupcake Earth


We are so proud to be a part of this unique cupcake competition; Iron Cupcake Earth. I even love their slogan "Think Globally, Cupcake Locally". What else could bring the world closer together in one common thread...Cupcakes!!!

The first challenge theme is "music". The idea is you will pick a song and design a cupcake around it. Check out the details HERE. What a great way for all cupcake fanatics (just like yourself) to unite with others around the world.

Of course with a competition, there has to be prizes....and Bella Cupcake Couture is one of them.
Check out more details about the PRIZES HERE.

Here are a few photos I found from past winners.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chelan Wedding Show

Campbells Resort at Lake Chelan ~ Pure Luxury

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Photo by Richard Uhlhorn http://www.richarduhlhorn.com/

Planning a wedding for 2010? Looking for somewhere on the lake in Washington. Check out the Chelan Wedding Show at Campbells Resort. Bella Cupcake Couture will be there. Hope to see you!

October 17th, 2009
Twelve to Six p.m.
Free Admission

For more details call: 509.682.2561 or visit HERE



Pear Tree Events: Baby Shower

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We wanted to share this deliciously damask dessert buffet put together by Pear Tree Events for a Baby Shower. Bella Cupcake Couture in Lu Lu Black/White was a highlighted feature wrapped around Sprinkles cupcakes.

Check out Pear Tree Events blog HERE for more details.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Boo-tiful Cupcake Wrappers

Check out our Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers in Black and White on Trophy Cupcakes. Aren't they "Spook"-tacular?!?
You can also visit Trophys Facebook page: HERE.


Cakespy also posted a recent blog about their new flavor of the month in Honor of Oktoberfest (hint Chocolate Stout Cupcake with Caramel Stout Buttercream): HERE.


We wish you all a frightfully delicious Halloween!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's not just for cupcakes anymore....


Check out the many ways Bella Cupcake Couture can be used for your next dinner party.


Caramel brownies with smoked sea salt are cut into triangles and placed inside Bella Cupcake Couture mini cupcake wrappers.


Your guests can even have their own individual popcorn "bucket". Kettle corn is set inside the wrappers using a baking liner.

And of course here are the mini-wrappers with mini cupcakes (from Yellow Leaf Cupcakes).