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At the Cupcake Corner, we strive to provide high quality cupcakes made with premium ingredients & free from hydrogenated oils. We are so passionate about our cupcakes & would never serve anything that we would not love to devour ourselves. All of our cupcakes are baked by hand, from scratch! We promise to serve you the freshest cupcakes made with a tremendous amount of love & care. We are always especially thrilled to receive customized orders (for an extra charge), so please don't hesitate to be as creative as you can get! We are more than willing to accomodate your special occasion, as best as we possibly can. If you have special dietary restrictions or requests (i.e. gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, egg free), we are always happy to accomodate for an additional charge. Please note that special requests require extra time to prepare so please contact us for details! For all other cupcake inquiries or orders, feel free to contact us at your convenience at: OR 858-610-6500.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cupcake Catch-up!

Hey Everyone! I know it's been a couple of weeks since I've last blogged but I finally found the chance to sit down and update you all with some of the orders we've had over the past couple of weeks. We have been getting busier as the weeks go by...a good thing!:)

My good friend, Amy, celebrated her 26th birthday and I wanted to do something special for her so of COURSE I customized some scrumptious Nutterbutter & Cafe Au Coconut cupcakes for her. Amy had her wedding in Costa Rica last month and the Cafe Au Coconut was inspired by our trip to Costa Rica. I thought by making this flavor for her birthday, it would remind her of the many fabulous memories from our trip. There was no specific theme for the customization...just wanted to make each cupcake unique and girly. They turned out amazing and they were so fun to design!

I recently had a sampling for Burgundy Velvet, Strawberries N Cream, TARAmisu, Mexican Vanilla Bean, and Cookies N Cream! Please contact us for sampling fees and consultation inquiries.

Take a look at some of the other orders we had for the past couple of weeks...

These Nutterbutters definitely tasted like Nutterbutter cookies and really hit the spot! Topped with chopped peanuts and are also available with hand-poured peanut butter candy hearts for an extra $3/dozen.

These Florida themed cupcakes were ordered for a going away party. The woman ordered them for her best friend who is moving to St. Augustine. Making these cupcakes were a little bittersweet for me as my bestfriend moved to Florida after our senior year of high school back in 2003. I absolutely LOVE the little flip flops on the bottom right corner;)

The red fondant hearts with the "R" initial is the first initial for my client's best friend. I am also loving the cute little fondant suns:)

This little bikini was one of my favs for sure! I love the teal and sparkly pink combo...they really pop!

Of COURSE I had to make some sea shells when making Florida themed cupcakes! Anything beachy reminds me of seashells. I leaped at the opportunity to make these!

First time making palm trees from fondant and I think they turned out pretty great:)

Ahhh yes, of COURSE I threw some fondant Florida oranges in the mix!

These special customized cupcakes below, were for the 8th wedding anniversary of a wonderful couple close to me! I especially love the single fondant rose and gold glitter hearts around it. Made them extra special!;)

Don't these Burgundy Velvet cupcakes look perfect?! Fresh out of the oven with the perfect amount of Burgundy coloring! In case many of you are wondering why I name my red velvet cupcakes Burgundy Velvet, well...burgundy just so happens to be my absolute favorite color, so I HAD to make a cupcake burgundy in color!

TARAmisu at it's best...JUMBO sized! I am obsessed with this dessert and although it does not contain cinnamon, I wanted to give it a special touch, so I added some cinnamon to my recipe! And not just any cinnamon...specially ordered, PREMIUM Korintje cinnamon! It gives the cupcake a nice kick and is so full of flavor:)

All of our Burgundy Velvet cupcakes are topped with a fondant heart for a special touch:)

These Super Mario Cupcakes were probably one of the most fun orders I've had yet! I used to play this Nintendo game back when I was a little kid and LOVED it. The order was for three dozen customized Super Mario cupcakes and two dozen Strawberries N Cream with Vanilla buttercream frosting and were devoured!:)

Jumbo Chocolicious cupcake customized with a fondant fire truck for the 3rd birthday of a little boy....

This past weekend, I worked on a couple different cakes. One was for a 4'' round Chocolicious cake with Strawberries N Cream frosting. The one below, is an 8'' round Lemon Cream cake. The center is filled with a lemon cream cheese filling and topped with a lemon buttercream! Soo light and moist:)

Check back soon to see the adorable mini cupcake Easter basket that was created for our Easter cupcake basket Twitter winner.  Also, we will be announcing our May flavor of the month!

Happy Cupcaking!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Surprise Birthday Cupcakes & Mini Cupcake Easter Basket

We recently had a fun little order for surprise birthday cupcakes. The client ordered them for his girlfriend's birthday & had specific requests for customization. His girlfriend loves the brand Chanel & is really into Hello Kitty as well, so I made sure to include those per his request! The cupcakes looked ADORABLE and the birthday celebrant LOVED them and was soo surprised!:)

For the month of April, we are hosting a mini cupcake Easter basket giveaway on twitter! Follow us on twitter and retweet at least one of our daily Easter basket giveaway tweets to be entered in the drawing! Entrants must be located within San Diego County and the winner will be announced on April 20th!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Birthdays, Showers, and a Grand Opening for Beauty By Dolly!

What a fun & eventful past couple of weeks it has been for The Cupcake Corner! In addition to the orders that were filled, I worked on the April flavor of the month: CAFE AU COCONUT. This was inspired by the coffee that my assistant, Melissa and I drank in Costa Rica at the Anamya Resort. Every morning, we woke up to freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee that was served with whole coconut milk. I was a little skeptical at first but boy oh boy was it delicious! I have been drinking my coffee with coconut milk everyday since! Simply put....Heaven in a cup!

When we returned from Costa Rica, Melissa suggested that I create a cupcake inspired by this creamy & delicious drink and call it, Cafe Au Coconut....and that is exactly what I decided to do. I went right to work in the kitchen and concocted the most delectable, light, and creamy cupcakes! I decided to make this flavor my April flavor of the month!

For the entire month of April, receive 15% off any first order of Cafe Au Coconut! You must mention the blog offer in order to receive the discount!

One of the orders I worked on over the past couple of weeks was for the 6th birthday of a little girl, who celebrated her birthday at Pump it Up in Poway. She wanted a simple, whimsical theme with hearts & flowers in pink and purple. The order was for four dozen minis and a personal, customized 4" round cake. The cupcakes & cake were thoroughly enjoyed by all with NONE leftover!:)

The next order was for the birthday of another little girl. The family ordered Nutterbutter (one of my favs!), Burgundy Velvet, and White Chocolate Pear. The cupcakes were well-loved by everyone and completely devoured!

Last Saturday I had an order for customized baby shower cupcakes. The flavor requested was our luscious Chocolicious with Mexican Vanilla Bean frosting. The colors of the baby shower were neon green & a bright blue. I designed a few bibs, milk bottles, rattles, and baby boy fondant decorations. They turned out suuuuper cute and everyone was very pleased with the order:)

I also customized some TARAmisu & Mexican Vanilla Bean cupcakes for a bridal shower order  that was held on Sunday. The bridal shower was held in Orange County and the cupcakes made it there safely! They were loved by all the ladies and some even went back for seconds. TARAmisu seemed to be the hit of the party!

Another order I had for Sunday, was for 12 dozen minis! The cupcakes were for a salon opening event in Hillcrest for Beauty By Dolly. The event had a great turn-out and the cupcakes were thoroughly enjoyed! 50% of the salon proceeds went towards Japan tsunami & earthquake relief.

Well, that's a wrap! Off to work on another customized order:) Look out for our customized mini cupcake Easter basket!:)