Bella Cupcake Couture

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Little Cupcake Bakeshop (NY & Brooklyn)

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!

One Girl Cookies (and cupcakes)

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

VOTE: Snap It & Win It Contest- Finalists

We had a lot of amazing entries for our client “Snap It & Win It” contest. It was definitely VERY difficult to choose. There are some very talented, creative and festive Bella Cupcake Couture fans. We are honored to be a part of your special moments!

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 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
Cupcakes by Goodies Bake Shop

B. JoAnna W.
Cupcakes by Krispy Dips

C. Lisa M.

Cupcakes by Blue Cat Cakes

D. John M.

Cupcakes by Frosty Top Cupcakes

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E. Tony & Christine


Honorable Mentions

Stacy K.

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Rachel S.

* No cupcake wrapper but her lil’ girl was a doll.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Clean-Chic White Wedding

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

Featured on The Bakery Network

We're honored to be featured on the Bakery Network's frontpage this month. They are an outstanding resource for all you bakers.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Interview with Candace Nelson of Sprinkles- Take Two

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

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tis the Season for Sweetness

The season is upon us for bubbly, tasty sweets and sparkling lights. It is the perfect time of year to splurge on fabulous hors d 'oeuvres and spending time with family & friends.

Bella Cupcake Couture has created the perfect cupcake wrappers to instantly decorate your petite treats for the holidays. The Noelle wrapper features fluffy snowflakes, elegant ornaments and packages tied up in bows. A colorful addition to any holiday buffet.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Real Weddings: Brenda & Earl

We received some beautiful photos from a wedding this summer for Brenda & Earl. The couple had been planning their wedding for several years. They decided to have cupcakes and a small cake for cutting. The color scheme they chose was Red & Gold.

We love how vivid the frosting was with our Bella Cupcake Couture Lu Lu Gold/White wrappers. Cupcakes by Trophy Cupcakes. They also used the Hannah Red/White wrappers for contrast. What a beautiful couple!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CRAVE Seattle "The Urban Girl's Manifesto

CRAVE Seattle is the most unique and stylish guidebook for Seattle living. It is a celebration of women entreprenesses that showcases some of the most creative, interesting, and gutsy proprietors throughout Seattle.

Bella Cupcake Couture and owner Carrie Middlemiss are honored to be featured on page 42-43.

If you're in Seattle or visiting soon, you need this book because:

  • You love quality goods
  • You expect exceptional service
  • You want to be pampered
  • You appreciate attention to detail
  • You enjoy supporting local, female proprietors
  • You have absolutely no time to waste
  • You long to get out and explore the city
  • Special discounts provided for all CRAVE book owners.


Order it HERE today for a special discount.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Are you ready for Hannukah?


Cupcakes are a fun way to celebrate the festival of lights.
Our newest Bella Cupcake Couture wrapper will help you
instantly decorate your Hannukkah treats.

This Star of David design includes a tallit pattern base in traditional blue and white.It is also a perfect addition for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other Jewish events.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Best Holiday Gift Ideas via King 5 News

We were honored to be featured as a great gift idea from reporter Christie Johnson via King 5 at the Tacoma Holiday Gift and Food Show. Check out the video HERE and Christie's blog HERE

Monday, November 8, 2010

San Fran, Retro & Bella= Perfect Zen!

Zen Cupcake is a cupcake fun-filled site full of fabulous sweet news!

Recently they took our Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers on a tour of the California Coast.

Inside our stylish wraps were tasty Retro Bakery cupcakes. Check out all the photos HERE

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Sweet Soiree- Magazine

Ok Cupcake Lovers! You are going to ADORE this issue of Soiree. HERE

It is SWEET from top to bottom. Includes our stylish cupcake wrappers on the cover. You'll also find interviews with Bakerella, Trophy Cupcakes and a whole lot more.

Thanks Half Past Lavish Event Production for the sweetness!

VOTE for FAVORITE display

We had a lot of amazing entries for our retailer merchandising "Sweet Style" contest. Our retailers were asked to "Make a Fashion Statement" with Bella Cupcake Couture by creating eye-catching displays to make their clients swoon.

We are looking for the best merchandising design in our family of retail clients. The more creative and stylish their displays, the better their chances of winning.

Now this is where you come in! It's your turn to VOTE. It was tough but we have narrowed it down to the following 5 stores; A. Phat Cat Cake Craft, B. New York Cupcakes, C. The Cupcake Lab, D. Nonpareils, E. Curtsy Bella and honorable mention, All About Weddings.

All you have to do is view them all below and in the comment section enter which store you would vote for or email us at The poll closes Friday, Nov. 12th. Good luck to all!

UPDATE (voting closed):
Thank you everyone for your vote. We know it was hard to choose from the many amazing displays presented. It was a tight vote, but the winner is: The Cupcake Lab!

Congratulations to Liz and her team for making our Bella Cupcake Couture so adorable. Thanks!

Penticton, BC

Bellevue, WA

Saratoga Springs, NY

D. Nonpariels
Manlius, NY

Seattle, WA


* Unfortunately this store had to close recently
but we wanted to share what an amazing job they did.

Looking for "Where to buy?" Bella Cupcake Couture. Find a store near you HERE or buy online.