Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dinner & Dessert

I had the best dinner last week. Potluck style, my favorite (takes so much pressure off!) and I was in charge of the dessert ( what do you think I brought?). We were all so impressed with dinner that by the time it was ready all we wanted to do was snap pictures of our wonderful presentation.

I love this picture~ sometimes we need to be one with our wine~

~ My best friend Alex hooking it up (above)~ Her younger sister Quia ( :p below)~

~ Alex loves cupcakes so she couldn't wait to open up the box right after dinner~

~ Assorted Chocolate Cupcakes~
~Hostess with the Mostess~
~ Fresh Blueberry~
~ Spicy Chocolate Ganache~
~ Jamaican Rum with chocolate sprinkles~

Sunday, January 24, 2010

***Make a wish***

My good friend Ben just had a birthday, he's 12! ha, 12 x 2 + 4~
I surprised him during breakfast with mini mocha cupcakes topped with chocolate covered espresso beans and edible dinosaurs.......the perfect birthday jolt!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A day in the life

Here's an inside look into the start of the day for James and The Giant Cupcake. These pictures are taken in the huge commercial kitchen that I bake in. This order was for 4 dozen mini Hostess with the Mostess cupcakes.

~Hostess with the Mostess chocolate & orange creamsicle cupcakes~

Thursday, January 7, 2010

********** It's 2010 !!**********

Happy New Year! 2010! Finallly! It's been a while since I've posted my latest cupcake adventures. My computer refused to upload any pictures, which I guess is actually my fault for jam packing my hard drive. As for cupcakes, wheww, December was the busiest month so far. It was fun creating holidays cupcakes, trying out new recipes( Chocolate Peppermint cupcakes & Gingerbread cupcakes !) and a big thanks to everyone that ordered James and The Giant Cupcake for holiday festivities. As for the new year, I 'm brewing up new flavors( more vegan & gluten free cupcakes), working on the website( it's coming soon ;) and aiming for the farmer's market( stay posted for location) . It's all very exciting. Here's a look back at the holiday season~

~ This order was delivered to a customer at Pacific Coast Brewery in downtown Oakland~

~Raspberry & White Chocolate Cupcakes~
~Coconut chocolate cupcakes~
~Chocolate & Vanilla cupcakes topped with Peppermint butter-
cream frosting~

~(above) cupcakes being packaged for a holiday party~

~ I made some deliveries to friends~