Sunday, November 28, 2010

December 4th Indoor Market

Hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving break and got a good start on Christmas shopping! I can't believe it is only a month away already. To help get you in the Christmas spirit, we are bringing all kinds of Christmas cupcakes to the market on Saturday. Don't forget it starts at 9 am and is until noon in the Hawthorne Plaza (same location as the outdoor market but it is inside the shopping center....there are plenty of signs so you will be sure to find it!).

Now, on to the flavors! The cupcake flavors will be:
Peppermint Mocha
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffle
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Triple Chocolate
Coffee & Cream
Red Velvet
Eggnog Latte
Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Orange
White Chocolate Candy Cane
Malted Caramel Vanilla

For whoopie pies, we will have:
Chocolate Malt
Classic Chocolate
Chocolate Peppermint

This will be our last indoor market of the season, but don't worry, we will always are taking orders and we still have openings throughout the holidays. So, if you want to have cupcakes, sugar cookies, whoopie pies, or some other sweet treats for your family get together, office party, or other celebrations, be sure and give us a call or send us an e-mail! We would be happy to help you out and do the work for you :)

Have a great week...hope to see you next Saturday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 20th Indoor Market!

We are back this week for the indoor Binford Farmer's Market! It is Saturday, November 20th from 9 am until noon located at the Hawthorne Plaza (same place as the outdoor one only inside the shopping center!). We are glad to be back. It has been weird not going to the market the past couple of weeks.

We are excited to bring you some Thanksgiving inspired cupcakes and whoopie pies in addition to some of the regular favorite flavors! A lot of these are going to have fillings, which I love to add to cupcakes. In addition to this list, there may be some more flavors added. Check the Facebook page for more updates on Friday or send me an e-mail if you want to know what flavors were added. The cupcakes this week will be:

Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Apple Cinnamon Churro
Maple Pecan Pumpkin
Cranberry Dulce de Leche
Coconut Snowball
Triple Chocolate
Coffee & Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chocolate Chai
Peanut Butter Chocolate
Raspberry Cream Truffle
Vanilla (with both chocolate & vanilla frosting)

Whoopie pie flavors will be:
Classic Chocolate (with a vanilla filling)
Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin Chai Latte
Salted Pecan Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hope that you see something that looks good and we hope to see you there! Have a great week and Happy early Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Harry Potter Cupcakes.

I love anything Harry much that on our honeymoon, my husband lovingly stood in line with me at Borders in Time Square to get the final book in the series the night it was released. So, when I was asked to do Harry Potter cupcakes for a birthday for someone else who loves Harry Potter, I was super excited! It was just what I needed to put me into the Harry Potter spirit with the movie being released next weekend.

The cupcakes were two flavors. Pumpkin spice with a pumpkin pie filling and the ever so popular chocolate chip cookie dough. I went more Gryffindor inspired to decorate them because I don't know too many people who do not love Harry's house!

I added Spell & Potions Books, Harry's glasses, & the lightning shaped scar...

and the sorting hat (with the face of course!), a Gryffindor scarf, & a broom!

Then, I completed the box with a ribbon and a tag!

To see more pictures of the cupcakes and to see other stuff we make, click here. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did making them!

Thanks for letting me make your sister's cupcakes Jennifer :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

more than just cupcakes....

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting on here since the market is over. Just a reminder that the next farmer's market will be November 20th from 9 am to noon at the area as the outdoor one but it will be moved indoors so no need to worry about freezing while you are browsing!

Now, I have decided that I want to take the blog in a new direction now that the market is winding down and focus more on fun orders and other things like that. I post quite a few pictures on our Facebook page, but for those who don't follow us on there or who want to know more about the orders, I thought this would be place to do that. I am also going to share fun ideas for our treats and introduce you to some other things we make.

Many people just think I make cupcakes and cakes, which I totally understand. Why wouldn't you think that? That is what I bring to the market and what most people associate me with. But, I do much more than make cupcakes (I promise!). Recently, I decided to post some pictures of decorated sugar cookies, and I think a lot of people were surprised. I LOVE these so much because they can be absolutely anything that you want them to be! They are so much fun to decorate and are so easy to customize.

Several people had a lot of questions when it came to the sugar cookies when they saw the pictures so I am going to answer those in case you had the same ones too :)

So, are the cookies hard or soft.....soft, but if you prefer them to have more crunch in your cookie, then I can definitely do that. What shapes do they come in....anything! Let your imagination be your guide. If you want it, I will make it for you. How much notice do you need for an order....due to the fact that these take a long time to decorate, the sooner the better. These are not something that can most likely be made in a day so as soon as you know you will need them, let me know. Minimum order size....same as cupcakes, the minimum order is a dozen. What size are they....sizes vary depending on the shape so if there is a specific one you are interested in, just ask and we can let you know.

Now, here is something that you may not know...they come in different flavors! These cookies don't have to just be plain sugar cookies. They can be chocolate or have a touch of lemon, lime, or orange or espresso (you know I love coffee so that had to included right?). If there is a specific flavor that you have in mind, just ask. I will definitely try to make any flavor work for you!

Now, these are great for any occasion, but in my opinion, they are great gift ideas. They also look incredibly impressive in addition to cake or cupcakes at a wedding, birthday party, or shower. My absolute favorite way to use them is as favors for events. For weddings, they are adorable decorated to match the wedding colors in whatever shapes you want or even to match the wedding dress of the bride. Another cute idea is to add initials or the date or a personal touch. Then, all you have to do is put them in cute little bags and tie them with a matching ribbon and you are set. These are definitely a favor that guests will remember!

How cute will these look at a bridal shower?

Or these as favors for a birthday party?

Kids would LOVE those!

Just think, with the holidays approaching, sugar cookies would be a great addition to your dessert table.