Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Favorite Flavor

I am never quite sure what to say when asked “so what’s your best selling flavor”, or “which is the most popular flavor”? For every flavor cupcake we bake, there is at least one person that would declare that is their favorite flavor.

Some people are strictly white cake fans, while others, such as myself, will always gravitate to any and all chocolate.

I put this box of 12 babycake orange chocolate chip together this morning for a customer that called in asking us to hold them. She, like our daughter Jana, is clearly a fan of this yummy flavor!

Some of the most requested flavors are: Red Velvet, Favorite Chocolate, Pink Lemonade, Lemon, Peanut Butter Cup, Fiori di Sicilia, Pumpkin, Cookies and Cream, Strawberry…wait…see?!? I can’t possibly narrow down our top sellers!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Babycake Palooza

Just in case you have not experienced our cupcakes you should know that we bake in two sizes only. Our 'standard' size cupcake is just that, the size of a standard size cupcake baking pan, and our 'babycakes' are simply a mini-version of our standard size cuppie (think mini-muffin pan)!

Both sizes are yummy and very popular, but I must say that our sweet babycakes are most requested for some of the following events:
baby showers, confirmations, baht-mitzvahs, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties, luncheons and high-tea, sip 'n sees, christenings, open houses, birthday gatherings, baptisms, and anniversaries!

When gatherings include a fair amount of grown boys (aka: men), we tend to have greater requests for the standard size cupcake. Regardless of the cupcake size, both cakes are made from the same 'baked from scratch that day' batter. mmmm.... =)

For details about our cupcakes visit:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Freckled Pink - fabricards

Last year, when we celebrated our first year of being open, I received a wonderful congratulation card from my brother, Joe, and his wife, Linda. The card had a sweet cupcake with a single candle on it, and 'congratulations!' written below it. It was perfectly sweet!
As I held the card and looked a little closer, I quickly realized that this card was a true labor of love. Not only had the pretty argyle-patterned paper been sewn onto this blank card and envelope, but the cupcake and congratulations had been carefully stitched on as well! What a gorgeous, tiny treasure!

This would be my introduction to the creator of this, and so many wonderful, works of art. I got in touch with Tori, of Freckled Pink, as soon as time allowed. She and I met and discussed the possibility of having cupcake cards available for our customers. Our 'Hey Cupcake' fabricards have been well received!

For those of you looking for more fabulous custom-monogramming gifts from Freckled Pink visit:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Johnny Cupcakes

If you like reading about people that have made their way in this world through a lot of hard work and a little creativity, then you might enjoy reading about Johnny Cupcakes.

I discovered Johnny Cupcakes back in '06 and just loved his story! I won't even try to describe what he does here, but I encourage you take a moment to read his story for yourself:

Johnny continues to take his 'bakery' to new levels and has recently opened a shop in LA. I only peek in on his site every few months, so when I saw webisodes on his blog explaining what he had planned for the new LA shop, I was very impressed!
You can view his final webisode #3 on his blog: (scroll to entry date July 25, 2008)

Hope you enjoy his story as much as I do! =)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Cuppy Cake Song

I was not familiar with this sweet song until a customer told me to look for it on YouTube. I fell it love with it immediately! It's the perfect song for those moments when a tired, crying or extra busy toddler needs 'redirecting'. Here are the lyrics in case you want to give it a go:

You're my Honeybunch, Sugarplum
Pumpy-umpy-umpkin, You're my Sweetie Pie
You're my Cuppycake, Gumdrop
Snoogums-Boogums, You're the Apple of my Eye
And I love you so and I want you to know
That I'll always be right here
And I love to sing sweet songs to you
Because you are so dear

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hey Cupcake!

Welcome to a simple blog that’s been spinning in my head for the past year. Just when I manage to gather a moment of time to get these entries going, I find myself diverted and on to one thing or another, forcing me to push thoughts aside. It is time to declutter and get these thoughts posted!

After being open for nearly two years we have enjoyed meeting some wonderful people here in our shop. I’m guessing that you may just be one of them! So many of you have entered our little venture wondering what, exactly, were we all about. Once you discovered and embraced our cupcakes you made your way back, and we've been thrilled to see you again…and again! Others have found themselves in cupcake ‘quest-mode’ with hopes of finding us open after discovering us sold-out or closed on previous visits. The perseverance of each of you is deeply appreciated, and incredibly impressive!

For each of you, I simply want to offer snippets of people, places and things that may interest you. These Sweet Mentions are simply that…mentions!

Happy Reading! =)