Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Fun!

Summer is such a fun time of year! The days are longer, the sun is warmer, the colors are brighter and there's a holiday each month! We've got one of my favourite holidays coming up next week - Canada Day. To me, July 1 is an opportunity to remember the wonderful things about our country and to appreciate all that we have in this beautiful nation. I proudly wear red & white to enjoy the festivities! And, with that holiday on my mind, I came up with a patriotic cupcake - the Red & White. It's a Red Velvet Cola cupcake with rich buttercream frosting, drizzled in a red raspberry sauce and sprinkled with red sprinkles. Oh, Canada!!

And, here's a twist on the Pink Lemonade cupcake - for those of you who aren't so into the pink! It's Green Limeade! This is a light & fluffy lime cupcake with lime frosting! A sprinkle of green and a lime candy finish it off. I suppose we could add a little sumthin-sumthin to this to make it a margarita cupcake ... whatever your heart desires!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Girls' Night Out

We were invited by Kara of Polka Dot Piggy to do a show at Lakeshore Garden Center with a select group of vendors. So we headed off on a very rainy Thursday to set up our delightful cupcakes for the evening.

We brought a couple favorite flavors - Paralyzers & Orange Creamsicles - and a few new creations! Shown here with the Paralyzers and Creamsicles are the Raspberry Ripples - a raspberry cream soda cake with a touch of Raspberry liqueur in the frosting!

Introducing Chocolate Orange and Yo-Ho-Ho (and a bottle of Rum) - Rum Raisin! Yo-Ho-Ho does have rum in it (the raisins are soaked in it and the frosting infused with rum), but not quite a bottle like the name would infer!! Chocolate orange is a delightful chocolate and orange cake with orange cream cheese frosting ... mmmmmmm.

And, here we have the Mocha Joe cupcake - a coffee-chocolate cake with coffee buttercream ... an instant pick-me-up! And, a great choice for coffee breaks on dreary days!

A delightful evening and another sell-out! A very special thank you to Kara of Polka Dot Piggy Designs for inviting us along and coordinating the event. There's a possibility of it happening again ..... you won't want to miss it!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Raspberry Dreams

A friend's daughter is turning 5. What a fun time for a little girl! She's having a Hello Kitty birthday party and wanted pink and white cupcakes for it.

We've been thinking of a raspberry cake for awhile now and were waiting for nicer weather, but frankly got tired of waiting! Perhaps the creation of a raspberry cupcake will bring on the summer weather! So, mother nature, we present you with a beautiful raspberry cream cake and raspberry buttercream frosting. Will you please return the favor and delight us with some sunshine?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Green is the Color

I had a request to create a cupcake for a shower where bride's colors are black, white and green. It seems that green is a popular color right now and that naturally made me think of our green Riders.

Since the Riders are "simply the best," I had to start with simply the best cupcake base for this - a chocolate chunk brownie! Topped with decadent cream cheese frosting streaked with green and drizzled with chocolate glaze. A few green sprinkles just finish it off. Care to weigh in on whether green is your favorite color?