Saturday, May 30, 2009

Gone Fishin'

Please note we will be closed from May 31 through June 7, 2009. Any orders that are placed during this period will be processed and e-mails that are received will be responded to when we re-open on June 8, 2009. Thank you for your understanding!

Giant Baby Shower Cupcake

This giant chocolate cupcake was part of a baby shower order. Covered with chocolate ganache then fondant and filled with vanilla buttercream this giant cupcake was in good company with an army of regular sized cupcakes topped with matching vanilla buttercream.

The giant cupcake was delivered in our new giant cupcake box! With a window in front and handle on top this giant cupcake travelled across the city in style.

Just wanted to let you know everything was great, the cupcakes were delicious! The big cupcake was so cute. Thanks again for everything, hope to do business with you again sometime.

Finally Masculine Cupcakes!

Masculine Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
Don't get me wrong I like pink as much as the next person but we all need a change every once and a while. These cupcakes were part of an order for a man's 35 birthday party. The colour scheme of the party was black and silver so we topped the cupcakes with black and silver fondant circles with either the birthday boy's initials or age.

Canadiens Coloured Cupcakes

These cupcakes were part of a last minute order for a HABS fan's confirmation. Unfortunately there wasn't enough time to do our detailed Montreal Canadiens decorations so instead we topped the cupcakes with sprinkles inspired fondant circles in Montreal Canadiens colours.

Just a quick reminder; since all of our fondant decorations are painstakingly made by hand we need a minimum of 1 week notice for any custom decorations. The larger the order and the more detailed the decorations the earlier the order should be placed.

Name Day Cupcakes

Name Day Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
We've done baptism, christenings and communions but this is our first order for name day cupcakes. These pretty pink cupcakes were ordered to celebrate a young lady named Dina's name day. Fittingly her name was featured prominently in the design in a pretty gumpaste font. Just a little more proof that we really can make cupcakes for any occasion!

Whimsical Spring Cupcakes

Last fall we made cupcakes for a little girl's christening and then in the winter we made cupcakes for her brother's birthday. Well now it's spring and the little girl is turning 1. For her birthday party her mom requested whimsical spring cupcakes and let us take the design from there. These are what we came up with. Bonne Fête Élodie!

Not your Rabbi's Cupcake...

These cupcakes weren't for an order but rather for a friend's birthday. Of course what else is there to do after spending the morning baking orders at the store than come home and bake more cupcakes?

I love the combination of salty and sweet, so I decided to make cashew cupcake frosted with maple bacon cream cheese icing and topped with a piece of crispy bacon. The flavours were perfectly balance and they made for the perfect dessert for our evening.

I'd love to add the maple bacon cream cheese icing to our menu, but I don't think I can bring myself to fry that much bacon on a regular basis!

Montreal Puces Pop Printemps 2009

Our table at Puces Pop was a HUGE success! I met hoards of cupcake lovers of all ages and sold out both days, that's over 500 cupcakes!

I have become so accustomed to dropping off cupcakes at events and not seeing people eating them that it was fun to see everyone's reactions as they bit into their cupcakes.

Saturday's Cupcake Flavours included:

- vegan chocolate cupcakes with vegan chocolate ganache
- chocolate orange cupcakes with chocolate buttercream
- red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
- lemon cupcakes filled with lemon curd topped with lemon buttercream
- vanilla chocolate chip cupcakes topped with milk chocolate ganache
- black forest cupcakes
- vanilla cupcakes filled with whipped cream topped with chocolate ganache

Sunday's Cupcake Flavours included:

- chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate ganache topped with peanut butter icing
- red velvet cupcakes
- black forest cupcakes
- vanilla cupcakes with rose scented vanilla buttercream
- chocolate cupcakes with green tea frosting
- chocolate cupcakes with chocolate, vanilla or lemon buttercream

The crowd favourites were definitely the vegan chocolate cupcakes with vegan chocolate ganache and the red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

I hope to participate in more fairs this summer so stay tuned!

Monday, May 18, 2009

More Build-a-Bear Cupcakes

I can't decide what is cuter the little handmade fondant paw print or the little cupcake box. These cupcakes were ordered for a little girl's 5th birthday at the Build-a-Bear Workshop in a local mall. Since the store doesn't allow food the cupcakes were individually boxed so the kids could take them home to eat after the party.

Interested in having individually boxed cupcakes at your next event? These adorable new individual cupcake boxes will soon be added as an option on the website.

First Communion Cupcakes

These colourful cupcakes were ordered for a young lady's first communion. The design was simple but the cupcake flavours were more complex. There were orange cupcakes with chocolate and vanilla buttercream and there were supposed to be lemon and green tea cupcakes with rose scented vanilla and lemon buttercreams but there was a green tea incident so the green tea cupcakes ended up being vanilla.

Baby Shower Cupcakes

Baby Shower Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
Cupcakes for this baby shower included a bunch of designs we have done before for seperate orders all combined into one. There were our ever popular handmade fondant pacifiers, our fondant bows, some floral decorations and our standard baby shower embossed fondant. I think it is neat how they all fit together.

Love Themed Cupcakes

Love Themed Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
The only request for this order was to have two cupcakes with the couples initials and to make the rest love themed. The decorations we came up with included handmade fondant hearts, kisses, teddy bears holding hearts, signs for love and the kanji symbol for love.

Along with these cupcakes was an order for birthday themed cupcakes with the cutest little handmade fondant toppers including a birthday cake, a candle, a balloon, a blower, a wrapped gift, and ribbons but I didn't manage to get a good enough picture to post.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Big News!

Puces Pop Printemps
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
Clever Cupcakes will be participating in this year's Puces Pop Printemps!

May 16-17 from 11-6pm at 5213 Hutchison (Ukrainian Federation).

Be sure to stop by our table to say hi and sample some of our most delicious cupcakes.

See you there!

Mother's Day Assorted Cupcake Box

Thank you to everyone who placed Mother's Day orders this year. In all we ended up with over 120km of deliveries!

This years Mother's Day assortment included vanilla, chocolate, lemon, red velvet, chocolate orange, chocolate chip, and espresso cupcakes topped with vanilla, chocolate, espresso, and lemon buttercream as well as cream cheese icing, whipped cream, and chocolate ganache. There was also the option to top the assortment with our handmade fondant flowers.

Happy Mother's Day!

Colourful First Birthday Cupcakes

It's amazing how fast time flies! It feels like yesterday we made our first fondant pacifiers for a special mother-to-be's baby shower. A year has past and now we had the honour of making cupcakes for her baby boy's first birthday party! She wanted the cupcakes to be colourful and have the baby's age and initials so these are what we came up with.

Now that it has been over a year since our line of Creative Cupcakes really started to take off it is amazing how much repeat business we are getting! I can't tell you how many e-mails I have gotten saying "My Son/Daughter/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Sister/Brother loved the birthday cupcakes you sent him/her last year so I'd like to order them again".

Giant Pink Cupcake

Giant Pink Cupcake
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
What is better than a chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate ganache?

A giant chocolate cupcake filled and covered with chocolate ganache of course!

Dressed in pink fondant for icing and white fondant for a baking cup this giant cupcake is ready for the party. Don't forget the oversized chocolate fondant sprinkles!

Montreal Baptism Cupcakes

Baptism Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
I am normally not terribly enthusiastic when it comes to using edible images on cupcakes but the minute I opened the file with the image for these cupcakes I knew they would turn out great.

Prepared for a Greek Orthodox Baptism party held at Mythos Ouzeri these cupcakes were topped with edible images of an illustration designed by little boy's uncle in his likeness. The rest of the cupcakes were topped with handmade fondant flowers to match the flowers in the border of the edible image illustration. We provided the cupcake stands and tje staff at Mythos did a great job with the setup.

I've been meaning to email you to thank you for the incredible job you did with the cupcakes for our son's baptism and the wonderful service. They were a huge hit with the everyone -- kids and adults alike. People are still talking about them two weeks later! Here are a couple of photos of the cupcakes at the reception at Mythos restaurant.

As you saw, I'm coming back for more for mother's day cupcakes, and will continue to recommend you to all my friends and relatives in Montreal.

Black Forest & Red Velvet Wedding Cupcake Stand

The bride and groom both love black forest cake so for their wedding we made black forest cupcakes; chocolate cupcakes filled with our special homemade bing cherry filling topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

The wedding colour scheme was black and red so we also made red velvet cupcakes topped with red and black fondant daisy gerberas.

Since the black forest cupcakes had to stay refrigerated the caterer took care of the setup. I would have distributed the red velvet cupcakes more evenly, but then again I am a bit of a control freak.

The photo of the cupcake setup was taken by one of their guests.

More Bachelorette Cupcakes

Remember the bridal shower cupcakes from last month? Well, what comes after the shower and before the wedding? The bachelorette party of course!

I didn't get a chance yet to thank you for the bachelorette cupcakes form last week so thank you so much!!!! They were extremely delicious and moist and the decorations on top were very detailed and tasted yummy.

Easter Cupcake Box

Easter Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
This year's Easter's Special was an assorted box of our most popular flavours of cupcakes topped with handmade fondant Easter Bunnies, hatching chicks, and spring flowers. Just the right balance of sweet, cute, and pretty! I couldn't resist giving each one of the characters there own special personality.

1st Birthday Cupcakes

A child's first birthday comes only once so of course Mom wants to make sure everything is perfect.

The decoration request for these first birthday cupcakes was a very feminine soft pink and fushia array of flowers. We also incorporated the little girl's name and age.

These cupcakes were almost too pretty to eat!

Personalized 20th Birthday Cupcakes

Oh to be 20 again!

Volkswagen Logo Cupcakes

Wondering what to get for the car lover in your life? Why cupcakes topped with their favourite car maker's corporate logo of course!

These cupcakes were ordered for the birthday of a big Volkswagen fan.

The cupcakes were a hit - everyone loved them, both for the taste and the perfect volkswagen symbols! Thanks again!!

Montreal Corporate Cupcakes

Corporate cupcakes seemed to be the theme for April's orders.

The month started with an order for 20 dozen cupcakes topped with edible image logos to be served at a PSP Investments product launch. The cupcakes were setup on 6 tiers around the large conference room where the event was held for all the guests to snack on.

Next came cupcakes for the in house celebration of TD Waterhouse's 25th anniversary. Our cupcakes were served to clients at both the Eaton Center and West Island TD Waterhouse branches.

Then there were individually boxed cupcakes topped with "Merci/Thank You" edible images ordered by the law firm McMillan for their staff appreciation day.

And finally 24 dozen mini cupcakes topped with spring pastel coloured buttercream ordered by FCUK for in-store promotions at both their Rockland and Downtown retail locations.

Kid's Golf Cupcake Stand

Golf Cupcake Tier
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
I have done golf cupcakes before but always for adults. These golf cupcakes and 6" cake were ordered for a 2 year old boy's indoor mini-golf birthday party. To make the decorations more age appropriate we made the argyle match the blue and white colour scheme of the party.

Is it just me or is the thought of a room full of 2 year olds full of sugar swinging golf clubs a little frightening?

Doctor Cupcakes

Doctor Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
Look familiar? I received a referral from Julie at Blue Cupcake in Los Angeles for a doctor themed cupcake order from someone who had called her from Montreal. Since I prefer to create my own designs I made some suggestions to the client but she was adamant that she wanted Julie's design so I obliged and I think they turned out pretty darn cute. Chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes with vanilla buttercream topped with handmade fondant doctor themed decorations based on this photo. Thank you Julie for the referral and inspiration!

Montreal Baby Shower Cupcakes

Baby Shower Cupcakes
Originally uploaded by clevercupcakes
Now where were we?

Baby shower cupcakes have quickly become one of most common requests. People just can't seem to get enough of our handmade fondant pacifiers! Pink for girls, blue for boys, or for orders like this one when the baby's gender is a surprise a mix of blue and pink is just right.