Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jingle Cupcakes!

I know how busy everyone is with all their last minute holiday shopping and finishing touches, so I'll make it quick! I'll be in the store the next few days whipping up a whole bunch of cute Christmas cupcakes, so don't forget to place your special orders!!! 

We have some adorable reindeer, you can get all 9 reindeer for $40.00 So adorable as a set! You can come in the shop and see how we have them set up! Super cute!
 Don't forget the classic Christmas tree!!! 6 Regular Trees (each regular sized cupcake comes with a mini on top!) is $30.00 and 12 mini tree cupcakes are $20.00
 Here are 4 dozen Christmas cupcakes I did for Papa B (aka my dad!) for Christmas gifts! What a great way to say 'Merry Christmas' to friends and family?
So get your order in ASAP, so we can get you in for some super adorable cupcakes! We will be open on Christmas Eve 10-5 so you can pick them up on Friday!!!

I hope everyone is getting all their last minute deals and finishing up! Its crazy out there!

Don't forget to subscribe to the blog so I can start giving away some cupcakes!!! I'm actually TRYING to give away cupcakes and I only have a few followers! Just like our Facebook fan of the week, I'm trying to do a cupcake blogger of the week! Leave some love, and you'll get some cupcake love back!

Also, there is a poll and it's on the RIGHT side of the page over there -----> vote! We love when you guys participate!



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lee DeWyze Star 101.5 STAR stage!!

This morning we were some pretty lucky girls and got to go to STAR 101.5's Star Stage event & give cupcakes to American Idol winner Lee DeWyze! Such a cutie! 
We gave him two Candy Store Salted Caramel, a Royal Red Velvet, a Long Island Lemon, a Vanilla Bean Dream, and a I <3 PB&J. 
 We got to KOMO news station this morning and provided cupcakes to 150 lucky winners of STAR 101.5's listeners!! We peeked around and got to see the control room where all the KOMO business goes down. Being the film school junkie that I am, I always get excited around that kind of stuff. 
Zeek's Pizza was there with tons and tons of delicious pizza. Lisa and I can never turn down a good slice of pizza that's for sure! I had the cheese and BBQ chicken pizza, YUM!!!
We even got to stick around and see the show afterwords, and wow, this guy can sing!!! Such a handsome fellow, and as sweet as can be! It was super adorable at the very end of the show they were trying to cut him off, and he asked if he could play 'just one more song' as a Christmas present to all of us there, and he finished up the show with his cover of the song 'Hallelujah' and it was beautiful! Might be my favorite cover of the song!

Fans got to ask some questions, and one girl asked if she could take him out to dinner, to which he responded, "No, I should take YOU out to dinner!" with a smile. Another asked about his traveling, and he said that he had only been home for a total of 3 weeks this whole year! WOW! He even played a little guitar while answering questions for 'question music' as he called it!
Morning host's Kent & Allen started the show off for us, and even gave away some fun prizes! Then Lee and his piano player Lincoln came out and gave an awesome show! 
After the show we got to have our picture taken with both Lee and Lincoln (the keyboard player), which I'll post up by this Thursday when it gets sent to us. Both of these guys were gentlemen and hugged us on our way out! Needless to say I was completely swooning! <3



Friday, December 10, 2010

Cupcakes Take the Cake Birthday Bash!

This past Tuesday we got to participate in the Cupcakes Take the Cake's 6th Birthday Party, and we had so much fun!!! We set up a beautiful cupcake display, and got to see a lot of our cupcake friends from around town! We got to mingle with Rocket Queen Cupcakes, The Radical Cupcake, Bella Bella Cupcakes, Cakespy, Jenny Cookies, Bella Cupcake Couture, Trophy Cupcakes, and our wonderful hostess of the evening Betsy from Javacake
Here is Betsy telling all of us about the door prizes! 
Here are the Rocket Queen Girls! Love these crazy girls!
  All sorts of fun cupcake fun happened down in Queen Anne at Chopstix Piano Bar!
 They had dueling pianos, a cupcake decorating contest, TONS of wonderful door prizes, and more cupcakes than you would know what to do with!!! 

 We arrived early to set up our 170 cupcakes and birthday cake! I have to say sometimes I'm pretty darn impressed with ourselves! This is definitely going on the top of my list of favorite cupcake displays!!! I made them a special birthday cake just for the event! It turned out so cute when it was all set up! We had all sorts of flavors including, I <3 PB&J (a crowd favorite!), Candy Store Salted Caramel, Pure Bliss, Cheatin' with Chocolate, Radio City Raspberry, An Affair to Remember, Long Island Lemon, Royal Red Velvet, Sweet Cherry Kisses, and Soho Strawberry! So many to choose from!! We went with one solid theme of birthday and decorated them with sprinkles, sparkles, and birthday candles! So much fun!

Here is the whole tier! Isn't it beautiful?
Here is my cake! I love it!
 Cute little cakes! Can you spot your favorite flavor?
What's a birthday without candles?
Miss Lisa standing next to all of our hard work, and sweet little cakes!
 After everyone filled their bellies with great food and cupcakes, there was a cupcake decorating contest! I competed against Donna of Bella Bella Cupcakes, and Marisa of The Radical Cupcake! We had 3 minutes to decorate 12 cupcakes provided by Trophy Cupcake, and use toppings to make them super adorable! Lucks provided all the sprinkles and toppings for the competition and they were so cute!
 Here I am ready to compete with my frosting bags full and ready!!!
 Here is Marisa of Radical Cupcakes, she was so crafty setting up and getting ready to compete!
Here are the judges for the contest!!! Carrie Middlemiss of Bella Cupcake Couture, Betsy Eves of JavaCupcake.com (not pictured) and Cupcakes Take the Cake, Jessie Oleson of CakeSpy.com and Jessica Stanley of Rocket Queen Cupcakes.
 Sometimes you have to dump your sprinkles out, its all about speed!
 I had three frosting tips, and I went for it! I mimicked our Birthday Bash box, cause they are pretty darn cute, it had to win right?
Judges working hard!
My cupcakes!
I won a whole bunch of Lucks Sugar toppings, a pack of Bella Cupcake Couture Wrappers, and a cute little certificate! I had a lot fun and made a lot of friends while doing this, and the other ladies did such a good job as well!
The dueling pianos were fun, and we even got the treat of one little cupcake fan singing us all a christmas song! It was the cutest thing ever! She was so precious! 
It was a fabulous evening, and I'm sure everyone left on a sugar rush!

On a side note, we get requests ALL THE TIME for allergy free cupcakes, and I just want to make sure if you are looking for gluten free, vegan, dairy, etc-free cupcakes, PLEASE go check out our friends at The Radical Cupcake. She does all sorts of cute allergy free cupcakes!

Also, if you are in Oregon, don't forget to check out our friends down at Rocket Queen Cupcakes, they are some fiesty ladies, and we love them!

Up next, we will be doing cupcakes for Star 101.5 this next Tuesday the 14th for a concert with Lee DeWyze the winner of American Idol!!! I'm brainstorming some super cute themed cupcakes, so stay tuned for LOTS of cute baby cakes coming next week!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend to come! And a big thank you to all my friends and family for your support in winning this decorating contest! <3
Much Love,

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December!

It's almost time for Cupcakes Take the Cake's 6th Birthday Party!!! If you love cupcakes as much as we do don't forget to get your tickets! It's on Tuesday December 7th so it's right around the corner!!! I've attached the link here for tickets, and we would love to see you there!!! I've drawn up some cute plans for our big birthday cake on top of our beautiful cupcake tier, and its going to be so cute!!! 

We've been busy in the store the past week getting ready for December and all the holiday fun that is coming our way (trust me, Christmas will be here before you know it!!) I rearranged everything to make room for all of our new holiday toppings, glitter, and sprinkles!!! I will also be doing some fun display cupcakes this weekend with a holiday theme, all for special order, so make sure you stop by to see them!!! I'll give you a hint... Rosy cheeks and 9 little helpers... hehe! Love the holiday season!!! We are also getting ready for the Seattle Wedding show in early January, which is going to be so much fun! This year we have a larger booth, and it will be so adorable!! Can't wait!!! I'll post more on that soon, so check back!

I'm still working my way back into work, and I've been seeing some really cute cupcakes walking out our doors! Here is one box that Kelly did for someone who used to be the doctor for the Oakland Raiders! They are so cute!!! I'm still a Seahawks fan, but I'm always on board for some football themed cupcakes!! 

From the last poll, it looks like Vanilla was the favorite for everyone's cake flavor! It's my favorite flavor too! I've got a new poll up so don't forget to vote! Its on the right of the blog, so check one off before you go!!! I hope everyone is having a fabulous December so far!!! Keep a look out for some fun photos coming from next week at the Cupcakes Take the Cake's 6th Birthday, or we will see you there!!!