Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Personalized 22nd Bithday Cupcakes

This order came all the way from Hong Kong! I received an e-mail from a thoughtful girlfriend who wanted to send cupcakes to her boyfriend in Montreal for his birthday.

She told me he loves football, especially Chelsea FC, and badminton so we topped his cupcakes with handcrafted fondant decorations including a Chelsea FC logo, football jerseys, a football, a badminton racket, and a badminton birdie. Happy Birthday Kelvin!

Elegant Birthday Cupcakes

Looking for a little something to send someone special in Montreal? The handcrafted fondant decorations on the cupcakes in our Birthday Box can be made to suit any taste. In addition to cupcakes our Birthday Box also includes candles, napkins, and napkins!

This Birthday Box was ordered by a woman in San Francisco to be sent to the downtown hotel where her friend was staying in Montreal as a surprise for her birthday. Happy Birthday Kim!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ecomuseum Birthday Party Cupcakes

Ecomuseum Cupcakes
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Remember the Dora and Curious George cupcakes from last fall which were ordered for the birthday party of 3 year old twins? Well, this weekend the twins turned 4!

Their birthday party was held at the Ecomuseum in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and to celebrate the occasion their mom ordered more cupcakes! This year the cupcakes were topped with handcrafted fondant turtles, fish, butterflies, snakes, and my favourite mallard ducks.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Luna's 2nd Birthday Cupcakes

On Sunday we had the pleasure of preparing cupcakes for a little girl's 2nd birthday party. Naturally since her name was Luna her mom wanted the cupcakes to be moon themed and because little girls only turn 2 once the cupcakes had to be extra girly! Now we have done girly cupcakes many times before, but the moon theme twist made these cupcakes extra special. The handcrafted fondant moon, star, and pink bow decorations were all floating on clouds of vanilla icing.

The pièce de résistance was a matching moon themed giant cupcake.

Luna was a little startled at first especially when everyone was singing happy birthday to her. But she had a good time after that and she definitely enjoyed the cupcakes, EVERYONE did. Thank you so much for your delicious creations.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sage, Brown, and Ivory Wedding Cupcakes

On Saturday we had the pleasure of providing cupcakes for a wedding at Auberges des Gallants about an hour west of Montreal in Rigaud. The bride and groom were referred by a couple whose wedding we provided cupcake for Thanksgiving weekend last year at the same location.

The colour scheme of the wedding was sage, brown, and ivory so we coloured the buttercream on the 12 dozen cupcakes accordingly. Since the groom is a big fan of chocolate mint so we made a custom fresh mint infused chocolate buttercream just for him. I was especially pleased with how the cutting cake turned out. The fondant branch pattern was used to tie in the design of their wedding invitations.

If you are familiar with the weddings we have done in the past you may notice that this setup is a bit different. The Inn was supposed to provide a cupcake stand but at the last minute they could not find it. Since the venue was so far from the city I had to improvise and make do with what they had on hand. After the panic subsided I channeled my inner MacGyver and in the end was happy with the result. Luckily so was the bride and groom!

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for the cupcakes and the cake! They were so beautiful, and delicious, and we receveived many compliments on them! You were so helpful and great to work with, we'll recommend you to anyone.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Puces Pop Loves Clever Cupcakes!

We had the honour of being chosen to participate in our second Puces Pop: POP Montreal’s DO-IT-YOURSELF Festival and Arts & Crafts Fair, this past weekend. Once again it was a blast selling cupcakes while surrounded by so many awesome crafters!

Based on our sales at the fair in the spring we baked 26 dozen cupcakes for the first day. Unfortunately we underestimated the demand and sold out 3 hours early! Wanting to avoid any possible cupcake disappointment we baked 40 dozen cupcakes for second day, but alas it was not enough. The cupcake word had spread and once again we sold out 3 hours early!

In case you missed out here are the cupcake flavours we offered:
  • Vegan chocolate cupcakes with vegan chocolate ganache and fleur de sel
  • Coconut cupcakes with coconut buttercream
  • Chocolate cupcakes with fresh mint infused chocolate buttercream
  • Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
  • Carrot cupcakes with old fashion boiled icing
  • Vanilla cupcakes with lavender scented vanilla buttercream
  • Decadent Brownie Cupcakes
  • Chocolate cupcakes with espresso buttercream.
  • Apple cinnamon cupcakes with apple cider buttercream
  • Lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream
Besides all the great artisans with their stunning wares, and the delicious homemade Ukranian food which is apparently available every year, this time there was also a Yahoo! Quebec sponsored photobooth run by Bunch!.

All in all a great weekend! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hi. Without our loyal costumers we could never have sold all 66 dozen cupcakes. Looking forward to the next Puces Pop already!