Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cupcake Camp Success!!!

This past Sunday we participated in the second annual Cupcake Camp Seattle, and we had so much fun! The event is put on by our sweet friend Carrie, owner of Bella Cupcake Couture, and all proceeds from the event went to Hope Heart Institute.

 Here are some of the lovely ladies from Bella Cupcake Couture! (Carrie on the right)
The event was held at The Canal in Ballard, and what a perfect day for it! The sun was out, and we even got to sit out on the patio for a bit while we absorbed some rays of sunshine!
Heart disease is the NUMBER ONE cause of death in America, and the people at Hope Heart are working towards making revolutionary medical advances towards treating, beating, and preventing heart disease. They are located in Bellevue, just like us! We were so happy to be a part of this event! Cupcakes AND supporting a good cause?!? Count us in!
 Before the event even started we were also on the news on King 5 for a spot about Cupcake Camp! Here is a link to their site with a spot including the people from Hope Heart. They also had us talking about our new cupcake the 'Papa B's Maple Bacon' cupcake named after my dad!
Cupcake Camp opened its doors at 12pm on Sunday, and a rush of people came through the doors! It was crazy! Lisa and I were both there, and Bella Cupcake Couture was nice enough to have 3 of their sweet interns helping us, and we still didn't have enough hands to help everyone! There were four lines of people coming up to our table, and it was fantastic! Over 800 people made it out to the event!
Here are some photos of our awesome cupcake table! We have so much fun setting these tables up, and this was one of my favorites!!

Jessie, the wonderful artist also known as Cakespy was there at the event, and we made a cake with artwork inspired by her art from the Cupcake Camp Poster! I was so happy that she liked the cake I made for her!!! Here is Jessie with the cake!
We brought hundreds of cupcakes with us to the event, but the show stoppers were our TWO AWARD WINNERS! In the 'Most Unique Ingredient' competition we entered our 'Thai One On' a Mango Sticky Rice cupcake! We got 1st place for it, and the judges were crazy about this cupcake!
We also placed 1st in the 'Best Seattle Themed Cupcake' with our awesome 'A Sweet View' a cupcake mountain with evergreen trees, a flying eagle, a bear, squirrel, and even fish swimming in a stream! How fun! We had the largest cupcake display on the table, and it looked like we had taken over!
 Here is silly me with my gold sugar paste award!
We had so many flavors with us on Sunday, and the ones that went the quickest were the S'mores (which we ran out of in about 15 minutes!) the mini banana splits, and the mini cookie dough cupcakes! We don't normally do those two flavors in minis, but seeing as how they are our favorites here, we had to try it out!
We also saw one of our favorite faces at cupcake camp, Barbie Hull was there photographing all the cupcake madness, and she got some AMAZING photographs! Check her website out HERE.

Well back to cupcake land to go make some fun Easter cupcakes! We are crazy busy for Easter which always makes the holidays so much fun! Its almost like being a kid in school and doing arts & crafts for holidays! LOVE IT!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Two for Tuesday!

Did you know that Tuesdays around the cupcake shop are a special day? Tuesdays are now being called 'Twos Days!!' We will have Two-Punch Twos-days (if you purchase a 6 pack you receive 2 punches on your 6 pack punch card) You can also take $2.00 off a dozen minis and/or a dozen regular sized cupcakes, and on top of that all regular cupcakes between 5:30 & 7:00 pm will be just $2.00 (while supplies last of course), and all you have to do is mention the deals and they are yours! Twos-days might just get out of control around here! 

If you spell the word "two" enough you'll start to question it's spelling... I keep looking at it like it's a foreign word now!

Today I worked from home, and I spent my time giving our outside furniture a face lift! It's almost spring, and I'm hoping that being proactive in the outside furniture department will force the sun to come out and warm us all up! I took it from boring beige to New York Cupcake pink! What a change! I even spray painted my feet in the process... Whoops! You'll have to come by and check out my handiwork!
 Otherwise in the store we are keeping busy with a lot of special orders, and getting ready for Cupcake Camp Seattle! I'm so excited about Cupcake Camp I can barely contain myself. I'm always excited to compete in a competition, and this year I think I'm really going to out do myself! Best Seattle Themed cupcake, easy peasy! Hardest part for me is limiting myself to a cupcake! My only question for the judges, "Is there a height limit?" Go figure! 

They also just announced that India Tree, a local Seattle based Sprinkle maker is going to be sponsoring the event as well! We love their sprinkles and fun products in the cupcake shop! Check them out HERE!

We're really going to have a fun variety of flavors and cupcakes at Cupcake Camp this year, you'll have to stop by and give them all a try! Don't forget tickets are going fast, and you'll be able to save a few bucks (and a line at the door) by getting your tickets early! With your ticket you get a punch card that is good for cupcakes at the show! If you want to get tickets now, you can click this LINK and it will take you to the ticket page!

Well I'll cut it short for now, I hope everyone is having a fantastic week, and don't forget to check out the website for Cupcake Camp on April 17th! I'll leave you with some fun pictures of some cupcakes from the past week! Also, don't forget to join us on 'Twosday' next week!!!