Sunday, February 27, 2011

farmer's markets

Winter is (hopefully) coming to and end and spring is just around the corner. That means....farmer's market time! We plan on bringing new items and more new flavors of our cupcakes. Last year, we brought over 115 different flavors, and this year won't be any different! We have been coming up with new flavor combinations and new ideas, and we cannot wait to be at the farmer's market.

This year, we will be back at the Binford Farmer's Market at 62nd & Binford Boulevard starting May 7th from 8 am to noon. And, their market season is extended this year until October 29th so you have 6 months to enjoy the market and pick up cupcakes.

We are also excited to announce that we will be part of a BRAND NEW market...the Millersville Cafe Market! This market runs from June 2nd until August 25th on Thursday evenings from 4 pm to 7:30 pm at Fall Creek Parkway & Emerson (one block south of 56th Street). This is a unique farmer's market. Instead of having produce and other items to shop & take home, it is a cafe market with tables set up to enjoy your prepared food and enjoy the local entertainment....more like a pop-up restaurant! There are going to be over 20 vendors there, and we hope that you stop by and enjoy some of our cupcakes for dessert!

Stay posted for more announcements and places you can enjoy our cupcakes and sweets. It is exciting to be expanding so quickly, and we thank you all!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

French Macaron Cheeseburgers

With it being the off season for farmer's markets, it has given me more time to make things other than cupcakes. One of my favorite things to make (and eat) are French macarons. I love contrast of the chewy cookie with the creamy filling as well as the endless flavor possibilities. The only down side is, unlike a cupcake, you can't really decorate them too many different ways. They are cute on their own, but I wanted to make them even cuter and festive. This is what we came up with:

These would be adorable on a dessert buffet for a BBQ party, a casual outdoor wedding or engagement party, for 4th of July, or just because! They are made with buttercream & sprinkles so it all tastes good too! Just looking at these make me happy and ready to use the outdoor grill....hurry up summer!

To see more photos of the cheeseburger macarons, check out our Flickr page or our Facebook page. And check back soon for info on upcoming farmer's markets & other exciting news!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog's Day!

The weather here has been crazy! There is so much ice and now it is snowing. I am definitely ready for winter to be OVER! Today is the day that we find out if we have to put up with this weather for longer or if we can expect an early spring. It's Groundhog's Day! So, what did Punxsutawney Phil predict this year???

Did he see his shadow? Should we expect to see more of the weather we have been having?

Or did we get lucky and he not see his shadow? Could it be that we might have an early spring???

This morning, Phil came out of his cute warm house....

and predicted...

Today, Punxsutawney Phil is my hero. I have been wanting it to be spring since January 1st! Now, I just hope he was right....

If you want to see the full album of these cupcakes or some of our other creations, check out our Flickr account.

Enjoy your day!