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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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!

Have Your Cupcake and Eat It Too!

All of the buzz this month will be about New Year’s Resolutions. Eat healthier, eat locally grown, get more exercise, be more organized, get together more with friends, and more!

According to usa.gov – these are the top Resolutions:
Lose Weight          Volunteer to Help Others
Quit Smoking          Get a Better Education
Get a Better Job         Save Money Get Fit
Eat Healthy Food         Manage Stress
Drink Less Alcohol          Manage Debt
Take a Trip         Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Did you know eating cupcakes can help with a lot of those resolutions? Cupcakes can get a bad wrap, but we’re here to help you reach your goals!

Our Cupping Cakes are made with love, and a lot of great local ingredients. Here are a few fun and healthy factoids on our Cupping Cakes:

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– We make healthy substitutions that don’t sacrifice quality or taste. Did you know you can switch out the vegetable oil for apple sauce?
– We use local fruits in our batters, frostings, and fillings. Most of the jams we use are homemade in-house.
– One of the main ingredients in a red velvet cupcake is buttermilk – buttermilk is lower in fat than regular butter or whole milk and supplies vitamins and minerals. The cake also contains a small amount of cocoa – which we know is good for you in small doses.
– We have a handful of alternatives to traditional powdered sugar buttercream, healthier and just as delicious.
– Have an alternative food choice, like going gluten-free? Let us know and we can create a perfect treat for you.
– Save money by purchasing one cupcake from us, instead of a big container of processed snacks at the store. It’s a perfect sized treat!
– Want to help out others? Why not treat your employees or co-workers to a tasty cupcake one day?
– Need to motivate or reward yourself for a great week/month or meeting your goals? Why not a cupcake? It’s great for portion-control.
– All of our to-go containers are recyclable, and we also offer a reusable tote to take home.
– Manage stress by rewarding yourself at an end of a tough week!
– Want to take a day-trip or maybe go on a walk with friends? Cupcakes are great for outdoor events, since it’s very easy cleanup.

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Contact us today for your specialty order!

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!

HUGE Food Truck Rally :: This Sunday!

263718_384942028247059_255155948_nCupping Cakes will be out selling delicious cupcakes! Come on out to The Gathering Place Wood-Fired Oven on this Sunday, December 9th from 4pm until 8pm.

It will be an indoor and outdoor event for the whole family! There will be OVER TWENTY food trucks set up out in the parking lot, along with other vendors.There will be live music, as well as food and drink specials in the restaurant. It’s going to be a great time! You can’t miss it!

I’m a big fan of the restaurant, and last month’s mini food truck rally was a great time. I highly advise checking this out Sunday evening. Have a little fun before returning to work!

The Gathering Place Wood-Fired Oven
16319 North Florida Avenue, Lutz, FL
Check out a great review of the restaurant here!

Thank You to Generation Food Truck for organizing this event. Below is a list of trucks as of 11/29.

Not Your Ordinary Food Truck
Rollin Zoinks
The Hogfather
The Dude and His Food
Rennys Oki Doki
Americanweiner
The Cheesesteak Truck
Nicos Arepas
Tasty Stacy
Graffeaties
Stinky Bunz
Wicked Wiches
Gone Bananas
Hott Mess
Gringo Burrito Box
Mobile Munchiez
A Taste Of Chicago
Just Smokin’
Whatever Pops
Big Momma Donnas BBQ Sauce
Fannies Bakery
Bearss Groves
Ace High Printing
Wagner Events Henna Painting
Cupping Cakes

New Event! Mini Food Truck Rally @ The Gathering Place

Cupping Cakes will be out selling delicious cupcakes! Come on out to The Gathering Place Wood-Fired Oven on this Sunday, November 11th from 5pm until 8:30pm.

It will be an indoor and outdoor event for the whole family! There will be 3-5 food trucks set up out in the parking lot, along with other vendors. Also, games will be set up for the whole family, as well as some prizes, giveaways and raffles etc. There will be live music, as well as food and drink specials in the restaurant. It’s going to be a great time! You can’t miss it!

I’m a big fan of the restaurant, and last month’s mini food truck rally was a great time. I highly advise checking this out Sunday evening. Have a little fun before returning to work!

The Gathering Place Wood-Fired Oven
16319 North Florida Avenue, Lutz, FL
Check out a great review of the restaurant here!

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!

Event Wrap-Up :: Feb 25th-26th, 2012 :: Green After Dark & Sweetwater Sunday Market

This weekend was a busy one, between “life” things to get done and TWO markets this weekend – we were busy bees!

Saturday evening started off with Green After Dark, at the Odessa Organic Farmers Market hosted by Going Green Tampa. Great people, great vendors, great music and a great time!

Flavors this week were Vanilla/Vanilla, Chocolate/Chocolate and Strawberry.

Next stop was the SweetWater Organic Market on their Sunday Market. We had the same flavors, and set up a small quick setting, since the rain was coming at any time that afternoon. We can’t but love our regular customers, and seeing everyone come in and out with gorgeous piles of veggies, flowers, plants, fruits, smoothies, the works! This time I had a lovely assistant, helping me out in case of downpour.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! You won’t be seeing Cupping Cakes much until the Gasparilla Music Festival – I’ll be bake-bake-baking away!