Friday, January 20, 2012

Snow Snow go away!

Well it's been a little while since I've been able to get a blog out, but with all this snow, I've been trapped inside for a few days, so time for some fun photos!!! Here is a view out the shop window in Bellevue on Tuesday right as the snow started.
Here is my apartment balcony on Wednesday night after the first big dump of snow! My poor flamingos are so confused! By the end of Thursday night I had over 6 inches total! Wow!
We've been very busy over the past few weeks, we made it through Christmas & New Years, and were welcomed very abruptly into 2012 with the Seattle Wedding Show! Our fabulous bakers made us about 2,200 mini cupcakes to pass away to all the 'bride-to-be's' and their friends and families! It was a lot of fun, and we got to meet a lot of fun brides while we were there! We went with a black, white, and red theme with pops of light green here and there!
All of our flowers were provided by Toppers English Floral Design. We did two of their Zensational arrangements with some extra green cymbidium orchids to accent and give some beautiful pops of color, along with some exceptionally beautiful deep red spray roses on our feature tier of cupcakes!
The main tier was all chocolate cupcakes with bright white buttercream, topped with a healthy dose of edible glitter and sprinkled with edible diamonds, then topped with one of the gorgeous spray roses. The cake on top was a matching buttercream cake with roses as the cake topper!
We also brought some Bella Cupcake Couture wrappers in my very favorite of their new wrappers in 'Audrey', a classy black and white stripe perfect for a beautiful pop of colorful buttercream! Perfect to go with our candy table isn't it? 
This is what the wrapper looks like up close! Click on the picture to go right to the Bella Cupcake Couture website to order it!

Here is a photo of our tier that held all of our sample cupcakes, this held about 300 minis at one time, but we went through over 1,200 just in the first day! WOW! Cupcake challenge: Can you name all 15 flavors on that tier?? (Click on the picture to enlarge if you need!)

Are you a bride to be and don't know what steps you should take to get started? Well I'll help you out! We offer complimentary wedding tastings (Bellevue only) and an appointment is required, so here is what you need to know to set up a cupcake tasting:

1.) First when you have a free minute, go to our website at and take a look at all of our yummy flavors. Then jot down up to 10 different flavors that you would like to try. 

2.) Give us a call at the shop at (425) 283-5445 to place an appointment for a complimentary wedding tasting. You can have up to 10 flavors to try, and three people (more flavors or additional people will be an additional fee paid after the wedding tasting). When placing your tasting, there are some flavors that we cannot do on certain days as it is hard to make a batch of batter for 1 or 2 cupcakes, but we are more than happy to hold one aside for you on the day that we have it, and you can pick it up free of charge on the day that we have them in the shop! 

3.) When you come in for your wedding tasting, here are some things to think about before coming in:
          *Do you have a theme or color you are hoping for? 
          *Do you have a cake idea that you want for your cutting cake?
          *How many people will be at your wedding?
          *Will you want to rent a tier, or need set up/delivery?

I always suggest when you come in, if you have any ideas or inspirations, bring pictures and/or swatches in! We love to help get you to your ideal dream wedding set up!

If you have any questions about the wedding tastings you can also give us a call at (425) 283-5445 and we will be happy to assist you! 

Here are some additional photos from our booth at the wedding show!

Shortly after the Seattle Wedding Show we had a huge order for Microsoft just down the street, and they ordered 2,000 cupcakes for their Private Cloud Event! Wow! That's a whole lot of cake! We baked all 2,000 cupcakes in one day, which took us 6 hours to bake, then we boxed them, and then about 3 hours were spent frosting them! It took almost 120 lbs. of buttercream to frost 2,000 cupcakes! WOW! Isn't that crazy!? We did all blue and white buttercream, with blue and white chocolate curls, along with blue and white sprinkles to keep with a cloud like look! Then we topped them all with edible glitter of course! 
 Here is a picture of the first box dropped! One box out of about 80 boxes isn't too bad huh? Luckily these yummy red velvets didn't go to waste, we gave them away in the store that day to treat the customers who came in! They might not be as cute, but they still taste delicious! (Just glad it wasn't me who dropped it!)
 Here is the hallway lined with about 60 boxes of cupcakes! That's about 1,440 cupcakes!
 We then delivered and set up the cupcakes in 4 different buildings! Here are some of the set ups!
Each tier held about 170-200 cupcakes, so they had a lot to refill for everyone! In total I would say (minus the pre-planning and ordering of product) time spent in the kitchen and delivering and setting up the 2,000 cupcakes took us about 14 hours from start to finish! Not too bad huh? 

Here is also some fun photos from an order I did the other day, I had so much fun with this! I love Angry Birds!
 Well I hope everyone is staying warm out there! If your power is out I hope you get it back soon! This weather is crazy! I'm going to stay inside the rest of the day and stay warm with my kitty, who loves looking out the window at the snow falling off the trees!