Bella Cupcake Couture

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Grrrreat Wolf Lodge

Grrrrreat Wolf Lodge shared a photo of the custom wrappers that we (Bella Cupcake Couture) created for their special event. My tummy is "growling" already!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Sweet visit to Martha Stewart

We recently were in New York and had an amazing tour of the Martha Stewart offices. We wanted to share a few highlights of the visit.

To start it off, we of course had to bring cupcakes with a bit of couture custom for Martha Stewart. We partnered with Magnolia Bakery to create this sweet 3-dozen cupcake offering.

Here I am in the lobby of the Martha Stewart offices.

For those of you who hadn't heard the news, about 2-3 months ago we received a call from Anthony Luscia, Special Projects Editor for Martha Stewart Weddings. Anthony was requesting custom wrappers for an upcoming Living magazine article. We were able to work with one of their preferred designers to create a one of a kind pattern. We wish we could show you but you'll just have to wait til it comes out later this year.

A view inside one of the four test kitchens. There is even one for Emeril Lagasse. There were several bakers and we spotted some fluffy white coconut cupcakes. We took a photo of them but then thought they may be for some upcoming issue and didn't want to ruin the element of surprise. But I have to say they looked oh-so-delicious!

Our two most fabulous tour guides (and cupcake tasters); Katie and Anthony.

Katie and Anthony showed us the display room with hundreds of different tables, chairs, vases etc for setting up a photo shoot. There were shoes and dresses galore. Rooms to do the photo shoots and so much more. It was very dreamy. And the sweetest moment was getting to walk by "The" Martha Stewart's office where we saw her newest Emmy. Congratulation Martha!

We had also hoped to meet Alexis Tirado from Martha Stewart's Dreamer's into Doer's program. She had selected us as a "Doer of the Week" last year. More details HERE. However her last day was the day before we arrived. See where Alexis went HERE (hint Alecia Keyes).

It was all an amazing experience and we feel so honored!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Congratulations Brian and Angie

We received photos from a bride and groom of their cake display using Bella Cupcake Couture. Their display consisted of mini Hannah Citrus/Bright Pink and Standard size Hannah Chartreuse/Yellow. We love the beautiful orange Tiger Lily on top of the cutting cake.

Cupcakes and cake by New York Cupcakes.

Congratulations Brian and Angie! Wishing you a long and sweet life. Cheers!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Jubilee Cupcakes Grand Re-Opening

Last night I had the privilege of going to the Grand Re-Opening of Jubilee Cupcakes and Vintage Candy shop (previously known as Sweet Things Cupcakes-- website hasn't changed yet). It is a little house with so much style tucked into the heart of Tacoma. It is a darling little area!

They gave it a sweet new look and some brand new cupcake flavors.

Their lemon cupcakes are delicious. I especially LOVE the one with meringue on top.

The bacon brushed with maple glaze on top was sinfully delicious and had bacon bits baked inside. You'll either love or hate this one though. It is definitely different. I enjoyed it but a few others didn't like the sweet and savory combo.

They have an assortment of picks to top your cupcakes.

And oh-my the candy selection was immense. Kids (of all ages) will have a great time in here.

They even have a great selection of Cakespy goods.

Here are four cupcakes I brought home. Starting top left and going clockwise, Red Velvet, The Elvis (PB and Banana), Salted Caramel, and Lemon. All definitely gave you Pure Jubilation from how fresh and flavorful they each were. You can tell the ingredients were carefully chosen.

While at the shop we also tried the Hummingbird, Vanilla and Bacon cupcake (again sorry I didn't make notes of the official names and ingredients). The Vanilla had wonderful bits from the bean pod and the Hummingbird was a crowd favorite.

And of course they sell Bella Cupcake Couture. Here are a few of their cupcakes in our stylish little wrappers. We are even giving you a sneak peek of our newest design in honor of this celebrations. Introducing Victoria, the "Celebrate" wrapper perfect for any occasion; birthday, bachelorette, and more. Adorned with various whimsical crowns which make you feel like royalty.

Side note: The owner Patti is an absolute sweetheart. She even gave us a great recommendation for a nearby restaurant called Pomodoro (try the meat sauce; cooked for over two days). While at dinner, we saw her and one of her employees stop by to deliver cupcakes for all the neighboring businesses. That is a neighbor I would love to have. Say hi to Patti when you're there!