Monday, March 28, 2011

New Strawberry Cupcake

Every couple of months I revisit the cupcake flavors and tweek them to make them taste even better. This month First Love was reinvented. Behold the new and improved "First Love."

It's a strawberry cake, Vanilla frosting and heart sprinkles. yummyy! When I first created First love it had a strawberry frosting. However, it was too sweet and I felt it overwhelmed the cake taste. So here it is! Hope you fall in love with this cupcake like I did. Pre-order these tasty cupcakes at

Monday, March 21, 2011

My favorite cupcake decor store!

For those of you that don't know...I'm a New Yorker..a very much spoiled New Yorker who is used to finding everything I need or want quickly and in abundance. After moving to Florida I soon realized I had to not only adjust to the climate and slower pace of it all, but also get used to not being able to find anything I am ever in search of. Like, chocolate covered espresso beans. (My one favorite snack from a lifetime ago.)

So I was thrilled when I found D & G Occassions off of Colonial. They have just about everything the baker in me could want. (except for the chocolate covered espresso beans. I will have to keep buying those at Whole Foods.) The prices are pretty reasonable and they have so many goodies stocked that you can easily walk out with a full basket of goodies.

I always get my Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla there ($32) and pastry bags. I wish they had a better selection of mini cupcake liners and baking tins. Especially ones that go together. When I find the liner I like I can't find the tin that fits it and vice versa. Why don't cupcake liner manufacturers sell the coordinating tin for their liners? It would be an "Up-sell" for them and so much easier for the purchaser to get things from one place. grr. Anyway, D & G Occassions only carries one type of cocoa powder, Hershey's. Double grr.

Well, til next time! Keep baking! :)

(ohh that's where I purchased my banner! Only $60)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Banner!

Check out our new space, new banner and very delicious cupcakes! 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A great night at The Food and Wine Festival of Baldwin Park 2011

I baked 300 cupcakes today, thinking that it was enough for the Food and Wine Festival of Baldwin Park. However, I was mistaken. An hour and a half into the event we were out of cupcakes. It was nice to see people come back to the table for seconds and thirds. The Breakfast in bed was the most popular. Chocolate Pistaccio came in second and third popular choice was Papayo.

The cupcakes were such a hit that we couldn't supply fast enough. As soon as we would put a plate on the table they disappeared. And though we only received 15 People's choice tokens, (we lost to Capitol Grille )I was excited to be able to help such a great cause. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a great cause so if you have not done so yet, support them!

Okay, maybe I'm a little bumbed we didn't win one of the awards. "Best Presentation" at the very least. I mean I had roses decorating the tower, beautiful wine glasses with roses holding up the tower, 65 roses decorated cupcakes AND a cute laminated card with the 65 roses logo and explanation of where 65 roses came from. Oh well, I was up against good old steak and wine. I will have to rethink my strategy for next year.

Here a few pics for you all to enjoy!

Until next time!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thank you Mad Food Guy!

Unbeknown to me, there was a little food spy that entered our shop a few days ago to sample our minis. He came in, swooped up some cupcakes (Breakfast in bed being top pick) and shooted out the front door. A few days later my mom was researching something for me on the internet and found his blog.

Mom: "Did you have anything to do with this?"
Me: "Huh?"
Mom: "This article thing?" (she's now learning what a blog is.)
Me: "What are you talking about?"

She begins reading the blog and a smile appears from ear to ear on my face. I was surprised and over joyed that not only did Cupcake Jubilee! come in third place for best cupcakes but we nabbed First Place out of Top 5 editor's favorite!

Not too shabby for a six month old Cupcakery! Thanks Mad food guy for stopping in and tasting our minis and writing about it.

For all of you that want to read the blog here it is: The Mad Food Guy and Friends

Until next time foodies!