Tuesday, July 13, 2010

AYCE Cupcakes Recap

Our All You Can Eat Cupcakes event held at the end of January was a huge success! Over 25 people attended the event and between the talking and laughing ate close to 300 cupcakes. Here are some great photos taken at the event by Andrew Belding, one of the talented attendees. The entire set can be seen here.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Glaze

Fresh Ginger Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

May West Cupcakes

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sports Themed Cupcakes

How you do top circus themed cupcakes for a little boy's first birthday party? Sports themed cupcakes for his second birthday party of course!

Mom gave us free reign coming up with a design so along with the soccer balls, footballs, football goal posts, basketballs, basketball nets, and whistles we also handmade a sports team of fondant animals with team jerseys and all. I don't think I'd put my money on a team with a cow, pig, bear, monkey, cow and beaver but they sure were cute.

My personal favourite was the sheep team coach complete with clip board!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Christmas in July!

Since it is shaping up to be the hottest week of the year here in Montreal I figured what better time than now to share some wintery cupcakes from last December!

Baby Lefteraki is only 1 year old but he has already had our cupcakes made in his honour 3 times! First was his baby shower then his first birthday and this order was for his baptism.

The theme of the baptism was a winter wonderland so the cupcakes were baked in silver liners and topped with handcrafted fondant snowmen, penguins, and snowflakes. To top off the cupcake tower we event made a matching giant cupcake.

Another winter themed order we made was for a little boy's first birthday. The cupcake were topped with handcrafted fondant ice skates, hockey sticks, snowmen, and snowflakes.

Thanks a million for your cupcakes,...they were a hit everyone loved them including Vincent I've attached some photos for you to see for yourself.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Puces Pop Printemps!

Spring is in the air and we are very excited to be participating in the spring edition of Puces Pop this weekend! This year Puces Pop will be taking place June 5 and 6 at the Ukrainian Federation (5213 Rue Hutchison corner Fairmount) from 11am to 6pm.

We will be offering six cupcake flavours each day and as always our cupcakes will be only $2 each. Here is our tentative menu for each day:

Saturday June 5, 2010

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Vietnamese Cinnamon Buttercream
Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Vegan Peanut Butter Icing

Sunday June 6, 2010

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream
Triple Chocolate Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Vegan Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Vegan Chocolate Ganache

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Montreal Wedding Cupcake Tasting

Photo by Eva Blue
Speaking of weddings, the 2010 wedding season is fast approaching! We have been receiving so many wedding cupcake requests over the last few weeks that I decided to organize an afternoon of wedding cupcake tastings this Sunday March 7, 2010.

For more information or to register online please click HERE. Not getting married this year but know someone who is? Let them know about our wedding cupcake tastings. There are only a few time slots left, so don't delay!

First Montreal Wedding Cupcakes of 2010!

The weekend before Valentine's Day we had the privilege of providing cupcakes for a wedding held in the Old Port of Montreal at Restaurant Du Vieux Port. It was the our first wedding of the year, so I couldn't wait to get working!

The colour scheme of the wedding was all white, so we baked the cupcakes in white liners and topped all the cupcakes in white buttercream. To distinguish between the lemon and vanilla cupcakes we used white pearl details.

My favourite part of this order was the custom bride and groom wedding cake topper that we handcrafted out of fondant and handpainted.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Montreal Wedding Cupcakes

I have been planning on writing this post since our last wedding of 2009 back in October! After our first wedding of 2010 at the beginning of February I figured it was time to stop procrastinating.

One of my most cherished moments are reading e-mails from happy brides and seeing the photos their photographers took of the wedding cupcakes we lovingly baked, decorated, and setup. Here are a few of our favourites:

First up is the swan wedding from last spring held at Le Sanctuaire. My favourite thing about this wedding was the flavours the bride and groom chose including peanut butter, green tea, and lemon. Yum! Photo by Valerie Sangin.

During the summer there was the beach themed wedding reception for a couple that got married in Cuba. Right away I felt a connection with their theme because Cuba holds a special place in my heart. Would you believe they had a family member drive these cupcakes all the way to Ottawa for the reception? Photo by Alain Doss.

The most colourful wedding of the summer was held at Suite 701 in the Old Port. The fuchsia and lime green buttercreams really popped. The couple decided to provide their own cutting cake for this wedding. Photo by Mark Cooper.

These stunning cupcakes were also for a wedding held in the Old Port, but this time at the Hotel Nelligan. I really enjoyed working on these cupcakes because the bride gave me complete creative control of the fondant decorations. It was also really fulfilling to be able to provide the bride who was gluten-free with gluten-free cupcakes and a gluten-free cutting cake so she could enjoy her cake on her wedding day. Photo by Julie Gagnon.

I had to include this photo even though it was taken by me, and not a photographer. The cupcakes themselves are very simple, but the hall at Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel where the wedding was held was just stunning! The cupcake were stand sat on an antique piano near a gorgeous stained glass lamp. Definitely my favourite setup of the summer!

The biggest wedding of the summer was held at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile. All 17 dozen cupcakes were placed in white tulip cups and the presentation was truly breathtaking. Photo by Mike Dugas.

The next two photos are taken by me. They are from our most memorable fall weddings, but they were memorable for very different reasons. The first photo is of wedding cupcakes I made as a gift for a close childhood friend's wedding which was held at Newtown. It was such an honour being able to contribute to her special day! The second photo is memorable because I narrowly avoided disaster. The wedding was held at L'Auberge des Gallant outside of Rigaud, which is a good 70km from our kitchen. When we arrived to setup the cupcakes I found out that the hotel could not find the cupcake stand we were supposed to use for the setup. Since we were so far from the city heading back to get one of our stands was not an option, so we had to MacGyver the setup. Thankfully we pulled it off!

Our last wedding cupcake stand from 2009 wasn't exactly from a wedding. In December we were invited to participate in The Bridal Boudoir Affair held by wedding planner extraordinaire Maddy K. Photo by Badger Photography.

A big thank you to all the brides and grooms who chose to have our cupcakes be part of their special day. It is truly an honour, and has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you. These photos are from only a fraction of last year's weddings. If your wedding cupcakes are not featured please email us a photo and I will gladly add it!