Sunday, February 21

Happy Birthday to Who?

For my favorite little buddy Dane's first birthday, his mom and I discussed IN LENGTH what kind of cupcakes I should make for his birthday celebration. But I had to let go of what I wanted to make and decided on Vanilla & Vanilla, this was after all a child's birthday party. With that in mind and some help from the clip art in the back of Martha's Cupcakes Cookbook, made these cute and fun for the kids, whilst still super satisfying to the adults. Because that what counts... that the kids enjoyed them of course...

Thursday, February 18

In Other Cupcake News...

Yes, I know this is obviously not a cupcake BUT it is a great picture of my fruit dessert entry for Hood River's Annual Eat Dessert First Contest sponsered by Soroptimist last September! Peach Polenta Cake made with fresh Hood River peaches!

Sadly, it did not win but my other entry for the Pear Pie contest won 1st PRIZE! Click here for the recipe of my Pear Hazelnut Pie!

p.s A big thank you for the beautiful picture from Denise at Photo Sensitive Portraits!

Wednesday, February 17

My First Wedding

These are Lemon Zest Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting & Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnuts Frosting I made for my first wedding!

Well, not my first wedding or anything but the first wedding I made cupcakes for. Just clearing that up...

Cupcake & Frosting Flavors

Ok, now the important stuff! Here is a list of the flavors on my menu! Mix & match your favorite cake & frosting flavors!

Cupcake Flavors
Chocolate Devils Food
Vanilla Bean Buttermilk
White Chocolate
Lemon Zest
Carrot Cake w/pecans & coconut
Pumpkin Spice

Frosting Flavors
Chocolate Buttercream
Vanilla Bean Buttercream
Strawberry Buttercream
Cream Cheese Frosting
Lemon Scented Cream Cheese
Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting
Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting

My Cupcake Story...

I started Cupcake Gourmet about a year ago with a deep love for baking, cupcakes, cake and anything & everything to do with the word cake. Having been taught by my fabulous & very talented mother, I learned the importance of using great quality ingredients in everything that comes out of the oven.

I also value the commitment of using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. That means fresh in-season fruit & berries & all natural local products in each cupcake. Located here in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, we who live here know that the area offers an abundance of deliciously grown produce that I am lucky to use when I can.

Having done several orders for weddings ( well as parties, baby showers and whenever cupcake hunger hits my friends) I have loved the experience of making people happy with my cupcakes. As I continue to bake and frost, bake and frost etc, I always enjoy having a tiny part in people's special occasions!