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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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!

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!

Busy Weekend Ahead! Come on out!

We’ve got THREE big opportunities to get your Cupping Cakes fix.

404491_508904672495216_429434693_nTODAY: Friday, February 8th, 2013
Cupping Cakes will be out at the Odessa Organic Farmer’s Market
for a Food Truck Festival!
8701 Gunn Hwy, Odessa, Florida 33556
5pm – 9pm

 

TOMORROW: Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Cupping Cakes will be in the Clearwater area for a Wedding Tasting. If any PINELLAS fans want to pre-order 6 or 12 packs, please email me. yum@cuppingcakes.com

 
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Cupping Cakes will be out at The Gathering Place restaurant for a Food Truck event
16319 North Florida Avenue, Lutz, Florida
4pm – 8pm
Happy hour all day…
$2 off wells – $2 off drafts – $2 off all wines – $1 off bottled beers

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!

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!