Event Recap: Woofstock

We had a GREAT time out at Woofstock this last Saturday. The event was hosted and benefited the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. We had a lot of fun giving delicious treats to the dogs AND people that attended! Below are photos of the treats we had.

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Customized Treats for your Event

Cupping Cakes recently took part in a Wedding photo shoot, and were happily given a little carte blanche on flavors and materials. The theme was “soft pink and gold – with romance,” the table was set with a great range of pinks, gold accents and soft romantic materials and textures.

First, we chose a white and pink paper baking cup with a scalloped edge, giving it a soft romantic feel. Then, we baked a simple vanilla cake, which gives of a nice soft gold tone, then topped them with a cherry buttercream, alternating with a simple white vanilla buttercream. We then topped these with a pink pearl to tie the two looks together, as well as gold heart edible heart accents from Wilton.

Contact us anytime about your upcoming event, we really enjoy customizing every element of the tasty treat to work perfectly with the occasion. DSC_0007ed (Medium)DSC_0004ed (Medium)  DSC_0012ed (Medium) DSC_0027ed (Medium) DSC_0028ed (Medium) DSC_0035ed (Medium)

Event Recap: Beach Wedding

We had the very great pleasure and honor to be part of a wedding this past weekend. Cupping Cakes supplied cupcakes, the cutting cake and two different types of cookie favors. The wedding was on the beach, and we continued the beautiful blues of the ocean and beach themes throughout the entire event. We worked directly with the Bride to bring her the best items to work with her theme and location, not only with the flavors of the cupcakes, but with the cake design, cupcake wrappers and cookie favors.

Cupcakes:

BLUE VELVET: Blue velvet cake (similar to red velvet) with vanilla cream cheese buttercream, topped with a glittery blue flower.

VANILLA: Vanilla cake, with blue tinted vanilla italian meringue buttercream topped with blue glitter.

COCONUT LIME: Coconut cake (with a healthy serving of coconut flakes) with creamy coconut lime buttercream, topped with toasted coconut and two candy flip flops.

Cutting Cake: Blue velvet cake, filled with vanilla cream cheese, decorated with the ombre petal frosting style and edible “beach sand”

Cookie Favor 1: Sand Dollar Cinnamon Sugar Cookies, with edible sand.

Cookie Favor 2: Sand dollar sugar cookies with royal icing outline and edible glitter, with edible sand.

Contact us to customize your event!

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Semi-Homemade 4th of July Treats

The 4th of July brings about thoughts of BBQs, picnic foods, fireworks, and eating outside. The last thing you want to do on an extra day off is spend hours in the kitchen baking up tasty treats for your family. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t still whip up something extra special!

Check out some of our ideas that we found for easy, simple, and semi-homemade treats for your 4th of July parties and picnics!

I just love this idea from AThriftyMom.com! She just took store bought ice cream sandwiches and coated the edges with red, white, and blue sprinkles! Another idea is to cut the ice cream sandwiches in half before adding the sprinkles, then stick a Popsicle stick in each one to make them a little less messy.

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Mariah at Giggles Galore has two of my favorite EASY treats that are also a little bit more healthy – Patriotic Fruit Kebobs and White Chocolate covered strawberries.

Using marshmallows, strawberries, and blueberries you can easily throw together some Patriotic Fruit Kebows. This is also a good alternative to fruit salad because you can eat it without a plate or even a fork!

Pair some strawberries, white chocolate, and blue sprinkles and you have a very festive and tasty red, white, and blue treat!

If you have a little bit of time before your party you could easily throw together these Fireworks Push-It-Up Cakes. I’d suggest baking the mini cupcakes ahead of time and just throwing them in the freezer until the day of the party. You can use premade frosting as the recipe suggests or make your own. Throw in some sprinkles and you’ll have a treat that everyone will enjoy!

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We hope this gives you a couple ideas for some fast and easy treats for your 4th of July bash (or any summer party)!

Happy 4th of July!

Custom Flavors for a Custom Event

Cupcakes and parties aren’t just for Weddings and Birthdays, there’s millions of reasons to have friends over for good fun and good food! We love custom fitting flavors of our cupcakes to work with any theme or occasion. This time we made cupcakes for a really great couple, so we had a cupcake flavor modeled after each person!

First was a Chuck-Cake, what’s a chuckcake you ask? Chocolate cake, with a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough INSIDE, topped with luscious chocolate swiss meringue buttercream, and cookie pieces on top!

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Next was the Autumn Cupcake, we managed to combine a lot of awesome items, all in one! We made a buttermilk cake with hazelnuts and BACON inside, we then filled it with bourbon caramel, and a fun frosting with bourbon, some of the caramel, and a few spices. It smelled heavenly….or sinfully delicious!

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Summer is Almost Here!

Summer is almost here, and for us Floridians, it’s ALREADY here! Some Northerners may still be scooping up snow, but we’ve seen temps higher than 90 already here in Tampa Bay.

We’ve got some great holidays coming up as well, Memorial Day, July 4th, and a lot of outdoor festivals and events. You know what works really well for summer parties? Oh yes, cupcakes. No cutting, messy knives, forgetting to buy tiny plates or piles of trash. Cupcakes are single servings of deliciousness!

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We like the single serving of pre-scooped ice cream, in the cupcake tins. The silicone re-usable wrappers make it even easier and eco-friendly!

With all of these great events coming up, we’re offering you a deal you can’t refuse!

Our Sweet Summer Sale!

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February and Cupcakes go together like February and Cupcakes

2329triblk-w484h484z1-29208-i-am-one-of-the-few-people-who-looks-hot-eating-a-cupcakeFebruary is a fun month; it’s still got a nice chill to the air, and Valentine’s Day is right in the middle of the month. Everyone celebrates love a different way, even if you go to one of those fun “Luv Sux” parties, you’re celebrating in your own way.

I’d like to share my love for cupcakes with everyone this month!  February is already shaping up to be a fun one for us at Cupping Cakes. We have some great events in Carrollwood and Seminole Heights, and beyond. This is also the first month of our “Charity Cupcake” – where proceeds from the sale of our special flavor of the month is donated directly to a charity, and this month is The Spring.

To go along with the Charity Cupcake flavor of the month, which is our delicious chocolate cake, topped with a yummy vanilla purple-tinted buttercream, topped with an icing sunflower, we will have a few “Valentine’s Day” themed flavors.

Conversation Starter: Red Velvet cake, topped with cream cheese buttercream and a few conversation heart candies.

Va-Va-Vanilla: Vanilla cake topped with a vanilla buttercream and themed sprinkles.

Give Me A Kiss: Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Kiss inside the cake, chocolate buttercream and chocolate chip topper.

Wine & Dine: Brown sugar cake, filled with raspberry merlot jam topped with raspberry merlot swiss meringue buttercream.

This is not all! Keep checking with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Event Schedule for more flavors and dates!

What better way to ‘treat’ your clients!

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This last Friday, Cupping Cakes was pleased to be at a Client Appreciation Party at Jackson’s Bistro, in the beautiful Waterfront Room. The party was quite a success, and was quite an amazing night to appreciate the clients of Cathy Hypes, Realtor and Simons & Leoni Home Loans.
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We specialized the flavors to the event, and everyone enjoyed them down to the last bite! The flavors we provided are:

Key Lime
Vanilla cake with graham cracker crust, filled with a key lime curd, topped with key lime cream cheese buttercream, and graham cracker decor

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Dark chocolate cake, topped with peanut butter buttercream, with peanut butter cup topper

Red Velvet
Traditional red velvet cake, topped with vanilla cream cheese buttercream, with large chocolate chip topper

Apple Caramel
Apple spice cake, topped with caramel buttercream, with caramel drizzle

Irish Car Bomb
Chocolate Guinness cake, filled with Jack Daniel’s chocolate ganache, topped with Bailey’s buttercream

Contact Cupping Cakes via email today or fill out the form below –
so we can work together with you on your own special event!

Start off November with a cupcake (or 12)

We will be at two exciting events this coming Saturday, November 2nd!

First you can find us at The Fresh Market at the Shops at Wiregrass from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

That night we will be at Green After Dark at Odessa Organic Farmers Market from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Come on out to try out our fall flavors! Don’t forget that this is the perfect time to start placing custom orders for your holiday parties. We do special orders starting at just a dozen!