Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thank You!

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in Coats for Cupcakes this Sunday! The word spread through Twitter, Facebook and apparently even the Concordia Listserv. In total we gave away 200 cupcakes and collected well over 100 warm winter coats for survivors of the earthquake in Haiti arriving in Montreal.

I was so busy greeting generous Montrealers that I didn't have time to take any photos. However, when I got home at the end of the day and checked my Twitter account I was surprised and happy to see that people had posted Twitpics of their cupcakes!

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Coats for Cupcakes was so successful that I hope to do it again next year and to donate the coats collected to a shelter for the homeless in Montreal.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Coats for Cupcakes!

On Sunday January 24, 2010 between 12-4pm we will be collecting coats for victims of the earthquake in Haiti arriving in Montreal. In exchange for a coat donation we will be offering a FREE box of 6 cupcakes!

All coats collected will be donated to Manteaux Manteaux's coat drive. In partnership with Bellingham Cleaners they will sort and professionally clean all donated coats before they are delivered to Sun Youth for distribution within the Haitian community.

If you are in Montreal and have a coat to donate we are conveniently located near Lionel Groulx metro. Please send an e-mail to for the exact address and to confirm your donation so we have your box of cupcakes ready!

Can't make it on Sunday? Located in Ottawa or Moncton? Here is info on where else you can bring your coat donations:

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has e-mailed to confirm they will be donating a coat on Sunday. Because of the overwhelming response we can only guarantee 6 cupcakes to people who e-mail us by Friday at 6pm. We will have as many cupcakes as possible on hand for anyone that e-mails to confirm their donation after this time.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cupcake Camp Montreal Recap!

At the end of November I had the honour and the privilege of helping to organize, sponsor, and participate in Cupcake Camp Montreal. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post the event was held to raise money for Kids Help Phone, and raise money it did. In fact during the 3 hour event an astounding $8,000 was raised!

Our donation to the event was 200 cupcakes. The event rules stipulated that all the cupcakes had to be the same flavour, so I decided to come up with a special flavour just for Cupcake Camp. I wanted the flavour to be fun, creative, and of course delicious! What did I come up with? The Violet Beauregarde: A naturally coloured and flavoured blueberry cupcake filled with fresh blueberry jam and topped with vanilla bean buttermilk buttercream. It was truly divine! That being said it was a mistake. I entered The Violet Beauregarde in the Best Tasting Cupcake category and sadly it did not win. With all the other work I had on my plate helping to organize the event coming up with a new flavour, especially one which was so ambitious, was a bad choice. I should have stuck with our famous Red Velvet Cupcakes. Oh well, live and learn!

I didn't think I would have time to decorate any cupcakes for the design competitions. In the end I didn't manage to make an entry for the Best Pro Decorated Cupcake but I stayed up a few extra hours the night before the event to create my entry for the Best Montreal Themed Cupcake. Jeopardizing a few hours of sleep paid off. I won Best Montreal Theme Cupcake with my "Youppi popping out of a poutine"! I was thrilled, not only for winning, but because I have lived in Montreal all my life and truly love the city, so I was glad the judges appreciated my Montreal themed design.

Speaking of judges, the day Cupcake Camp Montreal took place was also the birthday of one of the judges, CHOM 97.7 FM's Rob Kemp. The other organizers asked if I would make him a cake, so of course I jumped at the opportunity. Of course not just any cake would do, it was Cupcake Camp after all. What did I come up with? A giant cupcake decorated to look like the offical Cupcake Camp logo!

All in all the event was a huge success. It was a lot of work but well worth it. I met loads of cool cupcake bakers and eaters all while raising money for a great charity. How could you go wrong? I am already counting down to next year's Cupcake Camp!

Photo Credits: Rosy Outlook Photography.

Golf Birthday Cake

Here's another order from November. It was a first for us. We normally make cakes to accompany our cupcakes, but this order was for a golf themed cake without any cupcakes! Then again our 5" extra tall chocolate mud cake filled with chocolate ganached can definitely hold it's own.

Just a quick note to thank you for such a beautiful and absolutely delicious cake - everyone thought it was outstanding and "so cute". Thank you once again.

Baptism Cupcakes

Okay, where were we? I have been a huge blog slacker for the last few months. This order is from back in November. This little girl's mom requested that we use one of our old designs and switch the decorations up a bit to make them suitable for a baptism.

Just a little note to thanks you again for the cupcakes. They were delicious and above all, they were so cute that at the beginning nobody wanted to eat them :)

Before ending this post I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to the family I woke up early on a Sunday morning when I attempted to deliver these cupcakes to the wrong address!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All You Can Eat Cupcakes!

Our first announcement of 2010 is a big one! We decided to start the year off with a bang. The past 12 months have been so busy we didn't had a chance to hold another cupcake tasting. Our solution? An evening of All You Can Eat Cupcakes!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen you heard correctly. Do not adjust your TV sets. Never tried out cupcakes? Can't get enough of our cupcakes? Looking to taste a wide variety of our cupcake flavours to select your favourites for your upcoming wedding, baptism, birthday or other event? This is your chance!

Click HERE for more info.