Cupcake to cake ~ chocolate dipped salted caramel

I got to translate one of my favorite cupcake flavors to a little birthday cake over the weekend.  
The cupcake ~ chocolate salted caramel cake, topped with caramel frosting, dipped in chocolate and drizzled with caramel and finished off with pinches of sea salt.
The cake ~ chocolate cake, filled with caramel, fudge, & sea salt, frosted with caramel buttercream with extra caramel marbled in, topped with chocolate sauce


Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Pepita Cake

I love (really really love) pomegranates.  I love how they taste and how the seeds look like little shiny jewels.  We have a pomegranate tree in our yard and my daughter and I wait all year for the poms to start falling from the tree.  While they are in season, I'd have pomegranate cupcakes on our menu every week, if it were up to me, but I'm not sure everyone loves them as much as Opal & I do.  Before the season ends, I had to make something special with them.
I started with a dark chocolate pomegranate pepita bark, which was super simple to make and only required 3 ingredients...dark chocolate, pomegranate seeds and pepitas (pumpkin seeds).

I simply melted chopped dark chocolate over a water bath and then spread it on a sheet pan over parchement paper.  Then I sprinkled on the pom & pepitas and let it cool.
The sweetness of the chocolate was a really yummy balance with the tartness of the pom seeds and hint of saltiness from the pepitas.  
While the bark was cooling, I made a 4" chocolate cake, filled with fudge and frosted with chocolate buttercream...
...and then topped it with the bark.


Rustic Glam Farmhouse Wedding


Coral, the cupcake trailer, made the trek up to the Figueroa Farmhouse for 4 Saturdays in a row last fall and it's always awesome to see how different couples transform the same space to reflect their own styles on their wedding day.  This wedding was an amazing reflection of rustic glam.  Make sure to check out the full feature on Style me Pretty

Wedding Photography: White Haute Photography | Wedding Venue: Figureoua Mountain Farmhouse | Wedding Design + Planning: Joy de Vivre Event Design Boutique | Floral Design: Modern Day Design | Wedding Catering: Duo Events | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals | Dessert: Enjoy Cupcakes | PhotoBooth: Central Coast Shutter Booth | DJ: Bennet Schmid | Makeup + Hair: TEAM Hair & Makeup | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Veil: J.Crew | Bride’s Necklace: Madame Mathilde | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade (glitter pumps) + BHLDN (flats) | Groom + Wedding Party: J.Crew


winery wedding


I often get emails from brides asking if we offer any desserts in addition to cupcakes and cakes.  This wedding, at Gainey Vineyard, is a great representation of some of our other offerings, including indivudual cobblers and cookies.

See more of the wedding featured on Style Me Pretty here

Wedding Photography: Christine Farah Photography | Wedding Venue + Catering: Gainey Vineyard in Santa Ynez, California | Wedding Coordinator: Sophie Spier from Amazing Days Events | Floral Design: Laura Cogan from Passion Flowers Design


bundt cakes & cakes for Greta Bean


Have you visited the cyber shop Greta Bean?  If not, you must go view all the beautiful goodies for your home.  The shop owner, Jen Curtis, visits flea markets, trade shows and pours over catalogs to bring you lovely, unique finds.

We made some cakes and bundt cakes to showcase some of the treasures (cake stands, tabletop, serveware, etc.) that you'll find at Greta Bean.  The shoot was photographed by Jose Villa and styled by Flower Wild.



Rustic Wedding at Gainey Vineyard


We had an opportunity to work a wedding with the amazing, Rylee Hitchner!

I'm sharing photos of the cake & cupcakes, but be sure to check out the full wedding featured on Once Wed.  


flights & flowers


Enjoy Cupcakes is teaming up with Riley's flowers in Santa Barbara  on Valentine's Day for flights & flowers!  Call Riley's for details 805-965-1187

For those of you planning on getting cupcakes for V-day here in Los Olivos, give us a call before Wednesday 2/13 if you'd like us to hold cupcakes for you!  805-451-0284


Enjoy Cupcakes will be opening soon in Santa Barbara


Coming summer of 2013, Enjoy Cupcakes will have a second home in Santa Barbara.

We are ecstatic to share that Enjoy Cupcakes will be one of 17 independent merchants within the Santa Barbara Public Market (similar to Pike's Place in Seattle and the Ferry Building in San Francisco), located on the corner of West Chapala & Victoria streets.

The project is currently under constuction, but here is a rendering of what's to come...

Here’s a bit about the Santa Barbara Public Market from their facebook page … The Santa Barbara Public Market will be an important part of urban life in downtown Santa Barbara and a central place of exchange for commerce and community. The 15,300 square foot market will be comprised of artisan food and wine merchants showcasing Santa Barbara region farmers, wine makers and other providers of locally produced food. The very best regional and seasonal foods will be sold, including meats, poultry, seafood, cheese, fresh produce, flowers, bread and baked goods, olive oils, and other specialty items like chocolate and ice cream. An additional 8,000 square feet of commercial/retail space will complement the Public Market, bringing the total commercial/retail square footage to 23,300 square feet. The Santa Barbara Public Market is part of a mixed-use development that includes 37 residential condominium units.

Enjoy Cupcakes’ original location, nestled within Saarloos and Sons tasting “House”, will remain the same, continuing to offer the fun unique experience of pairing cupcakes with wine.

A special thank you to all of you that have supported our business over the past 4 years.  We have prayerfully and patiently waited for the right opportunity to grow Enjoy Cupcakes and are very excited for this unique project to come to life and to service you in Santa Barbara.