If you came by the shop on Thurs or if you were on the receiving end of my cupcake run to Santa Barbara (that feels like a lifetime ago!) then you may have tried the blood orange cupcake with an orange chocolate frosting...did you like it? We didn't feel like it had enough of a "wow" factor so we "remodeled" it!
Vanilla cake with a blood orange curd center, topped with blood orange frosting and sugared orange zest. "WOW" (i hope!)
**Kevin here!** I am high-jacking ambers blog. Amber has no idea I added this.
See that yellow plate, it is now gone. Amber put it high up in a cabinet so that when I opened the cabinet it unfortunately leaped out and exploded on the counter. R.I.P. little yellow plate! Mention this and get a free large cupcake on me. Now back to her blog -
Other new flavors this week are...
Vanilla Peanut Butter Brittle...vanilla bean cake, filled with peanut butter mousse, topped with salted caramel frosting and peanut brittle (made with love by Kevin)
Milk Chocolate Kiss...chocolate cake, filled with gooey milk chocolate fudge (it's the first time I've made milk chocolate fudge and the texture is so different from our dark chocolate fudge...it's super gooey good. Kevin dropped a tray of about 50 of these little yummies and now I think he did it on purpose so we had them to eat for ourselves!).
Pomegranate Chardonnay...chardonnay cake, filled with pomegranate curd, topped with pomegranate infused frosting and a puddle of house-made pomegranate syrup. This seems to be most of our customer's favorite flavor this week.
Hot Cocoa...chocolate cake, filled with vanilla mousse, topped with vanilla frosting, cocoa powder, marshmallows & chocolate sauce
We had an eventful cupcake week. Starting late Friday night and finishing Saturday morning I baked off 1076 cupcakes for a baby's 1st b-day, Sunstone Winery grape stomp (special cupcakes made with Sunstone Viognier & Eros wines - so rich & delicious), a 60th birthday celebration & our dear friends ordered 500 mini cupcakes to honor someone special to them at his retirement party. It was super fun and quite a rush when i finished the last one (I have a visual of the little chocolate blackberry syrah burned into my memory...i wanted to kiss it - he he he!
a pic from the party (& that's only about 1/2 of them!)