I have officially launched my website!
Let Them Eat Cake will provide Ottawa and the surrounding area with all of your favourite goodies made from the best ingredients!!
I have entered my peach, cinnamon, and mascarpone cupcakes into a contest! I would love to win all of their lovely prizes so if you would take a minute to head to this site and vote for my cupcake “Let Them Eat Cake I would very much appreciate it.
These cupcakes are cinnamon cupcakes with fresh, cinnamon dusted peach slices placed gently in the batter before baking. They are topped off with a silky mascarpone buttercream icing.
UPDATE: Well, I didn’t win the contest but I did alright for my first online baking competition. 🙂 I came in 28th out of 58 entries so I’m happy. 🙂 Thanks to those who voted!
Head over to Let Us Eat Cake if you’d like to see the mini cupcakes I made this week!
This is my latest creation for an office bake sale… lemon-orange cupcakes and lemon-orange buttercream icing.
UPDATE: The cupcakes didn’t sell as well as I had expected. I found out why… apparently they look too pretty, as if bought at the grocery store! So people were sticking with the home made goodies instead! When told they really were homemade people responded that I should go into business for myself! At least now I know who I’ll try selling them to first!
The cupcakes arrived at their destinations!! Both packages arrived yesterday as expected and the cupcakes were intact!
The box was $5 and the overnight shipping through Canada Post was $10. The box was the perfect size, I wanted room to put packing material around all sides including the top and bottom of the box. I used flyers from our recycling bin as well as a few pieces of styrofoam to keep them safe.
I have officially packed my Pina Colada cupcakes for shipping!
I obtained some cupcake containers from the bakery section of my local grocery store. I am sending 6 cupcakes to one friend and half a dozen to the other. Once the cupcakes were in their individual holes I wrapped the containers in 2 layers of plastic wrap and one layer of tinfoil to protect them against drying out. Then I popped them into the freezer. I’m hoping the frozen cupcakes will hold their shape best during shipping.
The post office had some standard shipping boxes that were the right size. I used some newspaper and and other random bits of packing material and tried to protect the now frozen treats from the battering they were likely to receive while being handled, tossed, sorted, shipped, and delivered to my friends in Toronto.
The boxes are in the freezer and will be sent out tomorrow by overnight delivery. If all goes well my lucky friends will have cupcakes at their doors by Wednesday afternoon! I have been promised photos of the cupcakes upon arrival so that I can see how well they survived their journey. I’ll post a follow up for those who are interested and you can also find out how my experiment went by checking in with the2scoops since he is one of the lucky recipients! Wish these little cupcakes luck!
I have a bit of a cupcake obsession. It’s a love/hate relationship really. I love cupcakes, the taste, the smell, the over-the-top cuteness… but they are SOOOOOOO bad for me. I’ve solved this problem by bringing all baked goods to my friends or coworkers. That way we all get fat together.
This week I decided to try something new. I had a very ripe pineapple in the kitchen and the smell made me think of fresh pina coladas in the summer time. That is how the Pina Colada Cupcake arrived in this world!
To start I made a basic vanilla cupcake and filled each one with a thick and gooey pineapple filling made from the previously mentioned pineapple. I topped them off with coconut buttercream frosting and of course you can’t have a tropical cocktail without adding a decorative umbrella!
Oh… and apparently I’m more allergic to coconut than I previously thought. Go figure.