Monday, May 3, 2010

What a Sweet, Sweet Weekend!

I’m getting married! As if you didn’t know! Part of getting married is picking out the cake—or in our case—the cupcakes. I have a wonderful friend, Kristen Snow (she’s on facebook at Snow Cakes) who is going to make our special day even sweeter. I’ve had her carrot cake with cream cheese frosting several times, so I knew that was my request for one of our flavors. Brent loves red velvet, so that was his request. The other flavors we wanted to play with and make unique. So Kristen set up a deconstructed cupcake tasting for us on Saturday. We could hardly contain ourselves in anticipation of the event.

Saturday arrived and as we walked into Kristen’s apartment, I immediately knew we were in for a treat. She’d set up an adorable table for two with spoons, knives, plates and of course water to clear our palates. She served three varieties of cake: red velvet for Brent and then a vanilla and chocolate for us to play with. But these weren’t just any vanilla and chocolate flavors. The vanilla was more of a vanilla bean with special vanilla flavor, more intense than most people are familiar with. The chocolate was made with a Mayan cocoa powder with chili pepper. You can see everything in the “before” picture…Brent was excited, can you tell?

The toppings included cinnamon, peanut butter, raspberry, strawberry, and cream cheese butter creams. As well as a raspberry coulis (fancy word for jam/jelly basically) and a raspberry whipped frosting. We tried chocolate cinnamon, vanilla raspberry, vanilla peanut butter, chocolate cream cheese, red velvet cream cheese and more!

I don’t want to spoil the surprise at the wedding so I’ll wait to announce our final flavor choices, but I bet they’ll make you say “Hmmm” and then” YUM!”


  1. Oh i can't stand the anticipation!! Yum yum yum!