New Faces

The new face of my blog! With tons of research, I've found a beautiful new blog template that I think is so fitting for where we stand right now. I like to stay new and fresh. I want the blog to grow along with me. Luckily with some help I was able to add my own pic. of the 'Velours Rouge' cupcake as the banner, it looks great. 
King Arthur Flour Organic White Whole Wheat Flour -- 5 lbs Each/ Pack of 6So, I decided that my next entry would be a "Trouble Shoot" post of some of the problems you may run into when baking at home. I've got lots of great tips that I can't wait to share. We need to get back to baking our own desserts. It's so funny, once you get used to eating only what you make, you can tell a store bought product at the drop of a dime. It will usually taste like aluminum foil or some kind of metal, which would make sense being that there's aluminum in most baked goods. Interesting huh? It makes me wonder 'what for?'. This includes flour, so to get that...non-metallic cake you've been aching for, I'd recommend King Aurther's 100% Organic White Whole Wheat flour. In case you're wondering some of the health risks of aluminum when consumed in high amounts are: Digestive disorders, contact dermatitis and toxicity. Those are three of the many side effects. 

So now that you've been ALUMINUM-ALY EDUCATED. I found something very cool for my FUN IN THE SUN line. In case you haven't heard of them, cupcake wrappers literally take cupcakes from Here to ----------There- I mean a whole different level. They're applied to the cupcake after they've been baked and cooled, and may also add a lot of personality and illusion to your cupcakes.  I recently decided to do Cupcake Cones (cupcakes baked in icecream cones and made to look like real ice cream), but ran into a little bit of trouble with figuring out how to travel with the prepared cones as well as finding boxes that would fit them. That is, until I found ice cream cone cupcake wrappers. They're a little bit on the expensive side but I think they'd be a great addition to the summer line which I hope to start by the middle of this month. 

Lavish Mini Cupcake Wrapper, Ivory, 100 per pack


Like I mentioned in the last post, I'm going to be participating in a lot of vendor events and festivals this summer to really get the ball rolling. This past weekend the wonderful ladies of "Sophisticated and Simple event planning"  put together a vendor event at the D.A.P Hall in Wilmington which was awesome. This time I added the Petit Fours to the table which was the perfect addition. I also made less cupcakes than usual (about 98) with a cupcake bouquet on each end. As usual everyone was amazing and I met a lot of kind, driven people who I hope to see again. The cupcakes were a double hit and we made a lot of new couture customers! So before I wrap this entry up, I must add that if anyone knows of an event or is planning an event and looking for a SPECTACULAR GOURMET CUPCAKE girl, shoot me an email ;)

Loving the petit four addition
Everyone had a gorgeous table
A couple of roses 

Eloquent Honey Suckle Bouquet 

Fun Chic Chocolate Bouquet

The bouquets looked so much better in person

~Love in a Cupcake!~

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