Celebrate Summer!

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, time off from school and fun family picnics and pool time. Who wants to deal with messy treats that leave you sticky or crumbs everywhere?

Cupping Cakes has you covered!

248175_547719155279533_972032421_n 91a522e729fc12d53db59f4aa1af1da6Cupcakes are of course, the answer to every one of life’s problems. But we do have a few more great solutions for Summer.

Did you know we also offer Push Pops?

We can fill these adorable and super handy pops full of your favorite cake, fillings, frostings, the works!

Our favorite is banana pudding: homemade vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, banana, and whipped cream. Yum!

Too sweet for your Summer? How about filling them with your own mix of fruit slices?

Want something cooler? How about ice cream sandwiches? or whoopie pies?

Go out and enjoy the Summer! But don’t forget to bring some Cupping Cakes!
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Event Recap: Tampa Chillounge & Ecofest

With cupcake season coming to an end, we finished the schedule with two great events. First waso ne of our favorite events, the Tampa Chillounge. On Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 7pm until midnight, we passed out complimentary mini cupcakes in the VIP section.

This is a spectacular location, and always so much fun to attend, and introduce our delicious flavors to a great audience. Nestled inbetween all of the buildings in downtown Tampa, there are sights, tastes and sounds for everyone. I also always enjoy tasting beautiful treats from Victoria Richards Chocolates. They are quite a balance of beauty and tastiness. You *almost* don’t want to eat them, ha!

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The second event is the 5th Annual Eco-Fest! EcoFest was held on Saturday, April 12th at the Lowry Park bandshell area. It was a great event filled with fun activities and tons of great vendors. I even got to enjoy a tasty orange cream Whatever Pop!

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Cupcake Season Ends with 2 Amazing Events

About this time of the year in Florida, the heat is something we battle at every market event, and sometimes our little creations lose the fight. We will be ending our event season in April, but before we do that, we have 2 amazing local Tampa events. Go out with a bang, right?!

First will be one of our favorite events, the Tampa Chillounge. On Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 7pm until midnight, we will be passing out complimentary mini cupcakes in the VIP section.

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Curtis Hixon Park will once again transform into a magnificent outdoor lounge area with beautiful one of a kind furniture. Come and experience the ultimate outdoor lounge party.

What flavors will we have you ask? We will be featuring samples of our:

Drunk Bride – Vanilla almond cake, vanilla italian meringue buttercream, with whipped cream vodka added into the frosting. A flirty twist on a wedding cake combination.

S’More – Chocolate cake with graham cracker bottom, marshmallow frosting, topped with graham cracker dust.

Key Lime – Key lime cake, topped with a key lime cream cheese buttercream. A refreshing and sweet taste.

Blackberry Wine – Handcrafted blackberry wine preserve (made with blackberries and blackberry wine!) in the cake and buttercream. Quite the decadent treat.

The second event is the 5th Annual Eco-Fest! EcoFest will be held on Saturday, April 12th at the Lowry Park bandshell area – 7525 N. Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33604. The event will be open to the public from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Admission to the event is free.

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EcoFest 2014 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School, the City of Tampa and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy.

The flavors we will have for this event are:

Strawberry Balsamic – Strawberry vanilla cake, with strawberry buttercream and filling, lightly drizzled with balsamic vinegar. A very tasty twist on a classic.

Vegan Double Chocolate – Our chocolate cake, topped with a chocolate vegan buttercream.

Breakfast – Blueberry pancake cake, topped with a maple buttercream and a tiny donut!

Cookie Dough – Brown sugar cake, with a chocolate chip cookie dough ball inside, topped with raw (and safe) cookie dough buttercream. Quite a crowd favorite!

We will also be offering Angel Food slices with a side of berry compote. The angel food recipe we will be using will be Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Yeast-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Nut-Free. It will contain: egg whites, potato starch, arrowroot flour, granulated sugar, salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla. Only berries and minimal sugar will be used for the compote.

Hope to see you out there! If you can’t make it to either event, we WILL be baking regularly, and can accept special orders anytime! Contact us below!

Cupping Cakes’ March Charity Cupcake

Here at Cupping Cakes, we like to make people happy through our little creations. We try and donate things where we can, and enjoy the great city we live in.

In that effort, we have created a new Monthly Special: the Charity Cupcake. Each month we will create a special flavor that will be available at all of our market events, and available to all specialty orders. Every time someone purchases this specific flavor cupcake, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity. Every month, we will work with a different charity, to spread awareness and help out where we can.

This great new Charity Cupcake special will start this March, and for our first local charity, Cupping Cakes has chosen: Big Cat Rescue, Tampa Florida!

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March’s TIGER Charity Cupcake:
Orange cake, filled with chocolate filling, topped with orange buttercream and chocolate drizzle “stripes”.

During any of our events, or orders, if you purchase our charity cupcake, Big Cat Rescue, Tampa Florida will receive a donation!

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Visit their website at: http://www.bigcatrescue.org/
As a 4 star Charity Navigator rated 501 (c ) 3 organization we receive no government funds to support our operational and educational mission. We strive to build strong relationships with our public, business and civic partners. It is only by working “hand in hand” with like-minded friends such as yourself that the sanctuary is able to continue making a positive difference in both the animal as well as human world that we share.

Dilemma: Leftover Frosting!

9c5c3100945c11e3a1e80a50b3739fdc_8While some may say a bowl of leftover frosting is *NOT* a problem, when you bake cupcakes on a pretty regular basis, you’re bound to be in frosting overload.

While sitting down to a rom-com movie with a spoon and a bowl of frosting does sound like a winning combination, what if you want to share your overabundance or save it for later?

Don’t toss that buttercream! It will remain good in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Alternatively, put it in an airtight container and freeze it up to 3 months. When ready to use again, take out of the freezer and place in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Before you use it again, let the buttercream come to room temperature and give it a good stir before piling it on. (Thanks http://www.thekitchn.com)

Have a bowl of leftover cream cheese frosting? Why not whip up a quick recipe for Cinnamon Rolls?

Buttercream is essentially flavoring, butter and sugar – why not add a few little ingredients, and you have COOKIES! Who can deny frosting cookies?

Go over to this link for a recipe!

Enjoy, Cupping Cakers!

We Do Weddings!

Did you know that Cupping Cakes also does weddings?

Check out our new We Do Weddings page where you can find out all about what services we offer for weddings. In addition to fully customizable flavor combinations, we also offer small “cutting cakes,” take out boxes, and cupcake favors as well.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our wedding services!

New Event! Mini Food Truck Rally @ Bearss Groves

Cupping Cakes will be at Bearss Groves next Saturday, October 27th from 1pm – 5pm.

Thanks goes out to Generation Food Truck for organizing the event! Come out and enjoy food from Renny’s Oki Doki, Not Your Ordinary Food Truck, Hott Mess and 3 Suns Organic. Then polish off all of that deliciousness with a cupcake!

We will have some Halloween themed cupcakes and of course some flavors using the amazing produce from Bearss Groves.

See everyone there!

Let’s Get Social!

While we are always busy coming up with new flavors or busy baking in the kitchen, we try and keep in contact with our wonderful fans and customers!

We are on the web: www.cuppingcakes.com

We are on Facebook! www.facebook.com/cuppingcakesfl

We are on Twitter! @CuppingCakesFL  www.twitter.com/CuppingCakesFL

We are on Pinterest!

You can also email us anytime! yum@cuppingcakes.com

Let us know if you have an upcoming party, a craving, want to give a gift, or even set up a marketing campaign!