Bella Cupcake Couture

Friday, February 26, 2010

Panache at the CTC: "The Sweetest Flight"

Panache Table-top competition
a spirited display of style

We are a proud participant of this upcoming event this weekend; Panache Table-top competition taking place up in the Columbia Tower Club. The Columbia Tower Club in Seattle, Washington is a private business and social club overlooking downtown Seattle. It is a beautiful venue!

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Here is an overview from the Panache event site:
"Benefiting Farestart and showcasing the best talent in the Pacific Northwest with delightful & decadent tablescapes focusing on wedding celebrations.

Each table offers brides entertaining design ideas and unique products. Votes from those attending will help determine the People's Choice Award.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres-Signature Cocktails-Spectacular Views & Parking Included!"

February 28, 2010
5:00pm-8:00pm
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
Columbia Tower Club
Event Details
" The Sweetest Flight"

Our tabletop theme is inspired by our Bella Cupcake Couture, Meisha cupcake wrapper; a delightful design of nature's own sweet Millinery birds perched upon cherry blossom branches. The display will feature a cupcake place setting and wine and truffle pairing to create on of the sweetest flights in honor of the most precious day of a bride and grooms life.

We hope you enjoy our play on the word "Flight". We are tying in the flight of birds, a wine flight and of course one of the sweetest flights of all....Marriage.

We look forward to sharing our vision and meeting all the brides, grooms and families at this stylish event.

A special thanks to all of the following for their contribution to our sweet display.

Abbey Rentals and Matty McCaslin
Plates, Utensils, Glassware, Linens and design guidance

Aria Style
Branch and Blossom Centerpiece

New York Cupcakes
Cupcakes

Sweet Decadence
Chocolate Truffles

Photography by
Art of Subtlety


Friday, February 19, 2010

Go Saints!!



Ready for some Football? The blogger My Three Baby Cakes was....check out these darling Saints cupcake she decorated with a pick and Bella Cupcake Couture Lu Lu- Black & White. So cute!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Iron Cupcake Earth: Passion


As a proud sponsor of IronCupcake Earth, we wanted to share the challenge for FEBRUARY: PASSION!

Each month their is challenge thrown out for bakers to create a cupcake based on or inspired by the theme. For this months challenge, think of ANYTHING related to love and passion. Have fun!!

FINAL POSTING DAY is the 24th of every month: Wednesday, February 24th at 12 noon. All times are CENTRAL time.

Please visit their site HERE for more details and the guidelines.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cupcake Challenge in Los Angeles


If you're in the L.A. area, here is a MUST GO cupcake event. It is the Nestle Nesquick Cupcake Challenge. There are a couple dozen cupcake shops in this S. California competition. We have donate Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers for the big event. Cupcakes Take the Cake's own Nichelle Stephens is one of the judges. Can't wait to hear the outcome.

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 12pm-3pm
URL: http://www.drinkeatplay.com/cupcakechallenge/
Location: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Address: 1755 N. Highland Avenue, N. Hollywood, CA










Tuesday, February 16, 2010

NW Cupcake Meet-Ups with Rachel of CTTC

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If you are in Portland or Seattle AND love cupcakes....here are a couple "MUST GO" events. There will even be an extra special treat! One of our favorite cupcake bloggers; Rachel of Cupcakes Take The Cake will be at both for cupcakes and chatter.

Portland
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: Saint Cupcake
Address: 407 NW 17th Ave @ Flanders Portland, OR 97209
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Seattle
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford
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For more details or updates on either meet-up please visit Cupcakes Take the Cake blog HERE

Also I'm extremely excited for a special day of cupcake touring with Rachel during the time she is here in Seattle. We have so many wonderful shops in the area and hope to make as many as possible so she can sample all the great cupcakes. Stay tuned for photos of our cupcake adventure over the next week.









Monday, February 15, 2010

CRAVE Chat with Carrie: Fearless with Your Finances

CRAVE business Chat

You're invited to join me at the Seattle CRAVE's upcoming chat: Be Fearless with Your Finances!

I will be on a panel with Denise Marinacci of Flaunt-Inc. sharing our stories.The event takes place at Seattle's 5focus and will give you the tools and knowledge to give you control over your business finances.

CRAVE Seattle innovately connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest, and most inspiring people they need to know in Seattle. Our modern marketplace of soirees, gatherings, and online networking serves as your ambassador to everything there is to CRAVE about the Emerald City.


CRAVE Chat: Be Fearless with Your Finances!
Speakers: Denise Marinacci of Flaunt-Inc. and Carrie Middlemiss of Bella Cupcake Couture
Topic: Managing Your Finances
When: Sun, Feb 21st, 2-4pm
Where: 5 Focus - 1009 8th Ave N, Seattle
Price: $25 per person

Please be sure to sign up at www.thecravecompany.com/seattle.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"On the Wings of Hope" Gala

What better way to exercise your heart than by rocking out at the Hope Heart “On the Wings of Hope” Gala? Bella Cupcake Couture, partnering with Trophy Cupcakes, is glad to sponsor this charity fund-raising event with a customized cupcake wrapper!


For its 22nd annual gala, the event will take place on February 20 at the Showbox in Seattle. The evening will not only include a performance by the band Everclear, but will also have a live auction, delicious food and drinks all in effort to gain support, awareness, and money to benefit the Hope Heart Institute.


The Hope Heart Institute was founded in 1959 for the purpose of researching reconstructive cardiovascular medicine and their accomplishments include the world’s first successful experimental Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.

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Click HERE to find out about how you can help and for event details.


The Hope Heart Institute is also our chosen charity for our upcoming CupcakeCamp Seattle. For details visit our website HERE.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Take your cupcake for a walk.

That is just what Zen Cupcake did with Retro Bakery and Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers in the Las Vegas Venetian.

Retro Bakery Cupcake: Chocolate Covered Banana
Stuccoed Archways and Cupcake

Retro Bakery Cupcake: Drumstick
The Ceiling in Grand Canal Shoppes

Retro Bakery Cupcake: Cotton Candy
Tao Restaurant: A Zen Cupcake

Retro Bakery Cupcake: Drumstick

The Outdoor Gondola Canal


Zen Cupcake- You are so creative! We absolutely love that you did this. Thanks for sharing!

To see the blog post visit HERE.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

CupcakeCamp comes to Seattle!

Cupcake Campe Seattle

Bella Cupcake Couture is proud to announce that we will be hosting the first ever CupcakeCamp Seattle!

What is it you may ask? A FREE event for cupcake lovers: Bake or buy cupcakes to bring -or- just come to eat and help a good cause. All proceeds go to Hope Heart Institute – you can find out more about them here.

Activities include cupcake eating contests, cupcake wrapper decorating, bakers competitions, Hope Heart Institute fundraiser and more. Best of all … it’s FREE.

When: Saturday April 10, 2010, 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: 415 Westlake, Seattle WA
Why: Because who doesn’t love cupcakes?

For information about how you can get involved – whether you want to volunteer or donate cupcakes – please visit our website at www.cupcakecampseattle.com

(website created by EvaBlue.net isn't it gorgeous?!! And fabulous postcard artwork by Cakespy)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bella Cupcake Couture at FASHION WEEK

It's no wonder our little couture wrappers would make it to Fashion Week. Your invite is below.

On Febuary 17th, Art + Craft will be launching their contemporary women's collection at Chambers Fine Art and our cupcake wrappers will help join in the celebration! We have been asked to contribute our wrappers as a very fashionable way to dress up cupcakes that will be provided at the event!

The guest list includes VIPs from Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's, Barney's, Saks, editors from Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, WWD, as well as socialites and other special guests
Be sure to dress your cupcakes in only the best couture that fashion has to offer.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Experiencing Style at The Cupcake Lab

Our friends at The Cupcake Lab have created these darling cupcakes with our Meisha, Hannah, and Olivia designs!

They pride themselves as being the best cupcakes north of NYC, and they have some serious style too! Not only do they offer beautiful, and tasty, cupcakes, they also offer a variety of treats including freshly roasted coffee, soup, baked goods, casseroles, and healthy comfort food.

Stylishly topped off with a beautiful matching cake!



Check out their website here

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine's Day THE MOVIE- Free tickets!

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We are proud to announce we are part of a special screening of the movie Valentine's Day in Seattle. Yes, that is right, Bella Cupcake Couture's wrappers will be a featured at the event with our very own "Happy Valentine's Day" wrappers. Cupcakes will be provided by New York Cupcakes.

A comedy about 10 people in Los Angeles whose lives intersect on the romantic holiday. The movie has a star studded cast; starring: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift

Here is an opportunity for you to get a free ticket to the screening of VALENTINE'S DAY on Monday, February 8th at 7:00 PM in the Seattle area.


Go to gofobo.com and enter in the RSVP code SFUME7. Then just download and print your pass! Tickets are limited and available while supplies last.

In honor of the Warner Brothers film VALENTINE'S Day they have created a clothing drive called "Hearts of Haiti". People attending the premiere are asked to bring some non-perisable items/clothing to donate to those affected by the earthquake. Those who donate will receive a free VALENTINE'S DAY gift!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Food Networks "Cupcake Wars" Casting Call

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New Food Network show “Cupcake Wars” is casting bakers for their new competition series.


We received an email yesterday, asking us to spread the word. They are looking for bakers NATIONWIDE! (Store Owners, Caterers, Pastry Chefs, New Bakers…)


The winner will have their cupcakes featured at a HOLLYWOOD EVENT and receive WORLDWIDE PRESS!


They said they are looking for amazing personalities! All ages- Men and Women!!


TO BE CONSIDERED PLEASE EMAIL: Your name, phone number (photos and website if available) and what makes you the perfect candidate for “Cupcake Wars” to supercupcakecasting@gmail.com



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

50th Birthday- "High Tea" and Stylish Cupcakes

Talk about celebrating in style, we received the following photos from Vanessa of Celebrations Event Planning. She put together a 50th Birthday Tea Party for her client Kimberly a couple months ago using Bella Cupcake Couture.

She used our Hannah black and white wrapper which really went well with the whole theme of the tablecloth and other party decor.


Each guest received their cupcakes placed on a pedestal along with other sweet confections to nosh on. And of course served with tea.


She even made a special cake decorated as a present with a card addressed to the birthday girl.

The display stand was custom made for the special day by Robert Calabrese. The stand is made "real" wood which can be assembled and disassembled for transportation and storage. The side panels are removable and can be covered with fabric to match the event decor. Also the scroll pieces are interchangeable with gold and silver as options also. Want one of your own, contact Robert email HERE.

Thank you Vanessa (contact via lasters4@aol.com) and Robert for sharing your photos and having Bella Cupcake Couture a part of the special event. Kimberly we hope you had an extra special birthday.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bridal Open House- Feb 25th at the Pan Pacific

We wanted to share an invite to the upcoming event we will be participating in.
Hope to see you there!


You are invited to attend a Bridal Open House
Hosted by the Pan Pacific Hotel
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February 25, 2010 - 5:30 to 8:30
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Please arrive at 5:30 for the ceremony. Reception immediately following
Swag Bag for the first 50 attendees
Mingle with wedding experts and enjoy cocktails and appetizers
Catch the bouquet and wine a door prize!
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Artisan Cake Company


A few days ago we received photos from one of our clients, the Artisan Cake Company.
The owner Liz created the most adorable baby shower cupcakes for her sister. She used our Dorothy cupcake wrappers and decorated the tops with elephants, giraffes and beautiful flowers.


Truly adorable!



Their website says their company is passionate about designing and creating cakes that are as delicious as they are beautiful! And we can tell they are spot on. She created a truly precious and unforgettable display.

Great job Liz and congratulations to your sister. Thanks for sharing your cupcake creations with our cupcake couture.