Bella Cupcake Couture

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Whites Album- Seattle Bride & Groom


We're so proud to be featured in Seattle Bride & Groom magazine in their most recent The Look of Love Issue. They highlighted our Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers (pictured with Lu Lu Gold/white) on Trophy Cupcakes signature floral designs in the Index section and page 22 of "The Whites Album".


The Whites Album features a variety of ideas with a soft palette of rich creams, sweet whites, and metallic accents which will provide "a classic hit you'll remember for years".


Thank you Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom for selecting us for your feature and Trophy Cupcakes for creating the beautiful cupcakes inside. Cheers!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What's cooking in Big Mom's Kitchen?



Monique Powell-Jones of Big Mom's Kitchen is cooking up something beautiful! Here are a couple cupcake displays using our Bella Cupcake Couture wraps and one was for a 1st birthday party. She also used the petite square cupcake tree from CupCakeTree.

Beautiful job Monique!

Plus we just found this photo on her Facebook page HERE. Looks like Monique went onto Good Day Sacramento and created another beautiful display partnering her delicious cupcakes and our couture. Bellissimo!




Monday, June 21, 2010

WOODn't You Love this Cake Stand?



Looking for custom cake stands? Well here is Robert Calabrese of Robert Edward Woodworking, who seems to put his whole heart into what he does to create your dream stand.

The above design was created for Bonnie Gordon's Cake Show in Toronto. The stand is 14" in diameter and is made mostly from reclaimed lumber . Antique white paint with a distressed antique look finished it off nicely.


I know there are a lot of bakers out there who are always looking for that perfect stand. So if you are looking for something made out of wood....contact Robert Calabrese at 201-393-0507.

For more photos visit Robert's Flickr page HERE

Here is one Robert created for one of our other clients, Vanessa of Celebrations Planning. Previous blogpost HERE

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day


Wishing you a day full of wondeful BBQ, cupcakes and lots of hugs! Cheers Dad!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ABC News in Utah- Orange Cupcakes and Couture



We are so proud to be featured on ABC News in Utah last week. Lyndsey Fagerlund Photographer whipped up some darling delights highlighting a sweet couples engagement photos as picks on top of cupcakes with our Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers around them.

Check out the recipe and details HERE

We were totally blown away by Lyndsey's love for our designs and making such a beautiful display. It is so cute how she REALLY wants to be on the Ellen Show too. Let's all cheer her on!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Interview with Candace Nelson of Sprinkles

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Last week we were so excited to get an invitation to interview Candace Nelson, the founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the world's first cupcake bakery. Learn more about Candace HERE.

The conference call included a select few cupcake bakers, bloggers, cupcake lovers and what seemed like a Who's who of the cupcake world; including CakeSpy, My Baking Addiction, The Cupcake Project, Serious Eats, The Cupcake Caldron, of course ourselves; Bella Cupcake Couture and more.

There are so many wonderful Q&A's:
  • Where do you draw the line between cupcake vs. muffin?
  • What do you see in the future for Sprinkles? Cookbooks?
  • Have you ever been starstruck by a celebrity?"
  • Whats the most disgusting cupcake you've tried?"

We wish we could share them all; however the list with answers is to long to include. However if you'd like a copy, please email us at info@bellacupcakecouture.com and we'll send them over.

Here is one of the questions we asked:

Carrie of Bella Cupcake Coutures:
On last night’s show you highlighted savory ingredients, and the salmon cupcake looked absolutely amazing, I wish I could try it. I’ve started to see this trend more and more, is there a favorite savory ingredient you like best? And have you ever done wine pairings for cupcakes?


Candace: People have asked us to do wine pairings at Sprinkles all the time, and unfortunately we don’t have our liquor license, but it sounds delicious to me! [laughs] And your question was about savory cupcakes in general? Because it certainly is a trend in the industry towards more savory cupcakes, and we saw it last night with salmon and bacon, and we’ll continue to see it throughout the season. I’ve been kind of slow to do that at Sprinkles, but we did just come out a salty caramel made with sea salt, and it was an overwhelming hit. I really think people are craving that right now. They’re kind of like, they’ve got their sweet, plenty of options in the sweet department, and they want something with a little bite to it. I think there’s definitely a lot of that interest going on.


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Candace serves as a permanent judge of the new Cupcake Wars series (Tuesdays at 9pm/8c). Cupcake Wars is cupcake vs. cupcake in Food Network’s tastiest competition yet!

Overview
Each week on Cupcake Wars, four of the country’s top cupcake bakers face off in three elimination challenges until only one decorator remains. The sweet prize: $10,000 and the opportunity to showcase their cupcakes at the winning gig. Whether a special Ace of Cakes anniversary celebration, a star-studded magazine party or an A-list celebrity golf tournament, these Cupcakes Wars really heat up. Candace Nelson (owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes) and Florian Bellanger (chef and co-owner of online macaroon company MadMac) serve as permanent judges with a third rotating judge each week, and Justin Willman hosts.

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If you watched the first episode, you know we have some "sweet & savory" adventures ahead of us on the show. The premier showcased a savory selection of ingredients which many of the contestants were up for the challenge.

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However it was "Sweet." victory for Hollis Wilder owner of Sweet! by Good Golly Miss Molly. She sure knows how to put on a show. She created a salmon and lemon-scented cake concoction which many thought would be an improbable concept. However the judges thought it was divine! Way to go Hollis! And Thank You Candace for the wonderful opportunity to speak with you and sharing your insights. You're an inspiration!



Monday, June 7, 2010

Engage10 Cayman Islands starts TODAY

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Bella Cupcake Couture is so proud to be a part of this AMAZING Engage!10 Cayman Islands event bring together some of the top wedding professionals, speakers and wedding industry leaders from around the world. This high impact luxury wedding business summit is designed for the wedding professional who is looking to take their successful business to the next level.

A gathering of the ‘best of the best’ in the wedding industry – from speakers to attendees – engage! events seek to offer something not found in other conferences. It is the place to be!! And we are so proud to be there with our stylish custom Engage!10 wrappers. See photo below.



Check out the amazing list of speakers:



Darcy Miller – Editorial Director, Martha Stewart Weddings
Mindy Weiss – Celebrity Party Planner
Carley Roney & David Liu – Founders and CEO's of The Knot
Maria McBride – Style Editor, BRIDES Magazine
Sylvia Weinstock – Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Bryan Rafanelli - Celebrity Event Designer
Marcy Blum – Marcy Blum Associates
Abby Larson – Founder/Editor of StyleMePretty.com
Randy Fenoli – Fashion Director, Kleinfeld & star of TLC’s
“Say Yes to the Dress”
Todd Fiscus – Todd Events/Dallas
Carol Poon – Editor, Bride & Bloom Magazine
Walt Shepard –Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Inside Weddings
Brooke Thomas – Editor, Weddings Unveiled Magazine
Susan Moynihan – Editor, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine
Lisa “Ceci” Johnson – Ceci New York
Amy Atlas – Amy Atlas Events
Tara Guerard- Soiree {Charleston & NYC} and author of
“Weddings by Tara Guerard”
Liz Banfield - Wedding & Lifestyle Photojournalist
Lara Casey – Editor, Southern Weddings Magazine
Michelle Rago – Celebrity Wedding Designer
Kate Parker – Founder, Kate Parker Weddings & MyKPWedding.com
Harmony Walton – The Bridal Bar, Beverly Hills, San Diego and Atlanta
Liene Stevens - Social Media Expert & President of ThinkSplendid
Jill Meister – Media Consultant/former CBS Early Show producer
Sean Low – The Business of Being Creative/former President of Preston Bailey Designs
Simon T. Bailey – Author of “Release Your Brilliance”/Named to Top 25 Motivational speakers
Cindy Novotny –Internationally recognized speaker/trainer/Master Connections Associates
and of course - Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts!

We'd like to give a special thanks to Harmony Walton for recommending our product to be a part of the event AND Kathryn Arce for choosing us. We are truly honored and proud to be a part of such an incredible event.

Wishing the best to all the Engage!10 attendees and speakers- Have fun and learn lots! FYI: You'll also find Bella Cupcake Couture at the upcoming The Breakers Palm Beach (Oct 3-6, 2010) event too

Lemon-Lime is Divine

We received these photos from Carrie S. of Somerville, MA of her cupcake display she created for her friends baby shower. She even baked the cupcakes herself. Aren't they lovely?

I love how Carrie decorated the table with matching little favor boxes. It looks absolutely delightful. Her friend must have felt so special.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Here Comes the Bride & Groom

Today we have an extra special treat for you! We are taking you on the engagement photo shoot for our lovely Bride & Groom Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers.

Seaside Chic

Featured in this photo shoot are our very own customizable Lu Lu Black & White cupcake wrappers found HERE.

They were then customized by a calligraphist (special thanks to Judy Tallant of Tallant House) to feature the "Bride & Groom" names.

Color us Red with Love.


Admiring the fine art.

Resting on a bench


Admiring historic homes in the neighborhood.

Checking out the beautiful city view.


Ultra stylish with Modern Art

Enjoying the summer blooms.

At a swanky hotel lobby.

Enjoying the summer sun by the English bird bath.

The most precious day of their lives; the Wedding Day.

Introducing "Mr. & Mrs. Lovely.

We hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into this special photo shoot. Feel free to sign their guestbook with your comments below.

Cheers to all the Bride and Grooms getting ready for their special day. Love, Bella Cupcake Couture