Tis the season for some cupcakes!
I am delivering these platters of Christmas tree cupcakes to a dessert party this evening. The platter includes 6 Christmas trees, 6 holiday-themed cupcakes and a dozen tea cakes. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tis the season for some cupcakes!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
K, the lovely bride whose wedding I baked for last month, contacted me about sending some thank you cupcakes to her favorite vendor - Wilson Photography.
I was happy to put together this gift box with a note and ribbons in her wedding colors.
S'mores Cupcakes - chocolate cake stuffed with marshmallow and topped with a fluffy marshmallow frosting, graham cracker crumbles and a mini hersey bar ($2.25/cupcake; minimum order one dozen).
Contact me at email@example.com for gift decor/delivery quotes.
Posted by CaneWife at 12:42 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
These adorable frosted sugar cookies are going to make wonderful favors for the holiday party for which they were ordered.
Each sweet cookie measures from 3-4" and is decorated with glossy royal icing. They just about melt in your mouth and are almost too pretty to eat. (prices start at $2.00/cookie; minimum order one dozen. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss favor bags and giftwrap options).
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Congratulations to Kristin, who came in first place with her idea for Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes, and to Theresa, for her runner-up Peppermint Bark concept!
Thanks again for participating in this year's holiday contest!
Posted by CaneWife at 6:22 PM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Warning: glass of milk required.
These rich, rocky road cupcakes are making the trip to South Florida tomorrow for some special friends. Dense chocolate chocolate chip cake is topped with a mix of milk chocolate, roasted almonds, toasted coconut, dried cherries and mini marshmallows. ($2.50/cupcake; one dozen minimum order)
Monday, December 1, 2008
S commissioned these Pumpkin Spice cupcakes for an event at her church. Cinnamon and ginger give a lift to the moist pumpkin cake and it is finished off with a sweet cream cheese frosting. Delish! ($2.00/cupcake; one dozen minimum order)
Posted by CaneWife at 5:34 PM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Over the last few weeks, we've gotten some amazing suggestions for yummy holiday cupcakes.
Now, all we need is your votes! Let us know which holiday cupcake is your favorite!
Voting will be open from today through Sunday, December 7 at noon EST. Voting is in the right hand column of this blog. Good luck to our competitors!
Peppermint Bark Cupcakes
submitted by Theresa
A moist vanilla cupcake, stuffed with crushed peppermints and white chocolate chips. On top, a swirl of vanilla buttercream, mixed with rice krispies and decorated with a red and white peppermint.
Egg Nog Cupcakes
submitted by Ashley
A sweet eggnog cupcake is frosted with a dollop of real whipped cream, flavored with egg nog, rum and a dash of nutmeg.
Santa's White Christmas
submitted by Elizabeth
A square of melted vanilla caramel forms the heart of these cupcakes. They are finished off with vanilla buttercream, a sprinkle of crushed walnuts and a drizzle of caramel.
submitted by Lena
Ginger and spice and everything nice make up these desserts. The cupcakes are accented with a hint of crunch from some crushed gingerbread men. Topped with cream cheese frosting and red-sugar-coated gingerbread men.
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
submitted by Kristin
Dense mocha cupcakes, studded with chocolate chips and a hint of peppermint flavor, covered with rich chocolate buttercream, crushed peppermints and a sprinkle of green sugar.
Posted by CaneWife at 8:25 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Never fear! The contest is still on and the winning entries will soon be up for voting.
Unfortunately, I had to go out of town unexpectedly last week and did not have the opportunity to finish baking the top five entries. Today I finalized two of them, and will have everything up and ready for your vote by next week. I will extend the voting deadline and prize claim deadline by one week, accordingly.
I know my readers are excited to see what delicious concoctions we have in store for you, so I promise not to keep you waiting too much longer! Check back this time next week for your chance to vote for a winner!
Posted by CaneWife at 4:02 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Back in September, I was contacted by K, a November bride who had no desire to go the route of the traditional wedding cake. She expressed to me that she wanted to do some miniature desserts, and she had in mind a "harvest" theme for flavors.
Monday, November 3, 2008
First, I want to thank everyone for their participation in entries for the holiday contest. The top 5 picks will be posted in a few weeks.
In the meantime, check these out.
Moist peanut butter cake, stuffed with a miniature peanut butter cup, topped with a swirl of chocolate marshmallow frosting and another peanut butter cup. Perfect for the PB lover! ($2.25/cupcake; one dozen minimum order).
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
First, you have one more day to vote for me in the Iron Cupcake: Earth challenge. Please help me out by clicking on this link and voting for Red Velvet Armadillo! Thanks to all my readers and customers for your help!
Next up, tomorrow at noon is your last chance to order cupcakes for Halloween.
Check out these delicious Caramel Apple Cupcakes. Moist and delicious apple cake dipped in creamy vanilla caramel and decorated with halloween non-pareils or chocolate drizzle. ($2.25/cupcake; one dozen minimum order).
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ok, readers, I've done it. I've entered the Iron Cupcake: Earth competition. October's ingredient was cheese and wouldn't you know, my cannoli cupcakes include CHEESE!!!
And guess what, folks? I'm going to need your votes! Voting will begin on Sunday, October 26 at 12 noon at NO ONE PUTS CUPCAKE IN A CORNER, http://mkecupcakequeen.blogspot.com and will be open through Thursday, October 30 at 12 noon. I would appreciate your help in voting!
My Baking Story
My friend L asked me to create some special to surprise her husband for their second anniversary.
I created these scrumptious chocolate marshmallow desserts: chocolate cake, stuffed with marshmallow cream and finished off with a swirl of sweet chocolate marshmallow frosting and a sprinkle of non-pareils. ($2.00/cupcake; one dozen minimum order).
Happy Anniversary, L! Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Absolutely fantastic! Rich chocolate cake is stuffed with a cherry compote and topped with sweet whipped cream and chocolate shavings. The perfect flavor combination. ($2.00/cupcake; one dozen minimum order)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
My husband was the inspiration for these rich cupcakes. As I was stuffing cannoli shells with homemade filling, I had a brainstorm.
Yellow cupcakes packed with chocolate bits, roasted pistachios and dried cherries, stuffed with creamy cannoli filling, topped with a lovely chocolate ganache and garnished with biscotti crumbles. ($2.00/cupcake, minimum order one dozen).
Saturday, October 11, 2008
We've gotten some really great entries for Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop's 2008 Holiday Contest, but I want more!!! I know my readers have some fantastic ideas, so I'm going to sweeten the pot a little to encourage you to submit your ideas by October 31.
In addition to 6 free cupcakes and having their holiday cupcake added to RVAB's holiday lineup, the winner will receive a copy of Crazy About Cupcakes.
The runner up will receive a copy of Betty Crocker's Decorating Cakes and Cupcakes.
Here's a rundown of the rules and regulations:
1. Send me an email (Put HOLIDAY CONTEST in the subject line) at email@example.com with the name of your holiday flavor (example: Holly Jolly Cupcake) and the key ingredients that make it special (example: mint leaves and crushed peppermints) by midnight EST on Friday, October 31, 2008. That gives you a few weeks to come up with some really creative ideas!
2. We at Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop will narrow the choices down to 5. I will create and decorate the 5 choices and post pictures and descriptions here and on Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop no later than Sunday, November 16.
3. Readers, it's up to you again. Come back and vote for your favorite! Voting will be open from Monday, November 17 through midnight EST on Saturday, November 29, 2008. The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 30, 2008.
4. The winner will receive a copy of Crazy About Cupakes, 6 cupcakes in the selected flavor (For local pickup only. Delivery and shipping is not available for cupcakes, only for book). The winner will have his/her picture posted on Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop and on this blog, as well as the story of their inspiration. In addition, the winning flavor will be added to the holiday rotation of specialty cupcakes at Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop. The runner up will receive a copy of Betty Crocker's Decorating Cakes & Cupcakes (via mail or pickup)
* Contest open to everyone, but prize of 6 cupcakes can only be collected in the Greater Jacksonville (Florida) area at a mutually convenient location. Shipping and delivery is not available. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to have their likeness, concept and name creation used by Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop and the Red Velvet Armadillo blog without further compensation than detailed here. Winner must redeem their prize cupcakes no later than Saturday, December 20, 2008. Arrangements to redeem prize must be made 5 days in advance of desired pickup date.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Adorable cupcakes, ideal for trick or treat!
Vanilla cupcakes, colored orange, stuffed with vanilla buttercream and decorated to look like candy corn or pumpkins. Orange sugar lends a little sparkle to both varieties ($2.25/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Bite-size mini cupcakes, decorated with a swirl of buttercream, a dash of orange sugar and a candy corn. Too cute! ($1.25/mini cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Order soon for your Halloween festivities!
Also, I'd love to hear from you! Comment below and tell me your favorite Halloween candy! I'll use whatever treat comes up the most in my next batch of cupcakes!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Check these out! Cupcakes for all your favorite teams! Chocolate butterscotch chip cupcakes with creamy vanilla frosting and team logos or helmet art in in fondant and colored sugar. Order for the next big game day! (Prices and details below. More teams available - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details).
New Orleans: A shimmering gold fondant fleur-de-lis set on vanilla frosting dipped in black sugar ($2.30/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Dallas: The familiar star logo on a gray background ($2.25/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Minnesota - vibrant purple frosting with fondant decor ($2.25/cupcake, minimum order of one dozen)
New York - The blue NY logo with a bright red sugar rim ($2.30/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Indy - A blue horseshoe on a white fondant disk with a blue sugar rim ($2.30/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
St. Louis - Dark blue frosting with a golden ram horn in fondant ($2.25/cupcake, minimum order one dozen)
Tennesee- Blue frosting, white T, red stars ($2.30/cupcake, minimum order one dozen)
Miami - Aqua frosting, orange sugar and the big D. Go Fins! ($2.30/cupcake, minimum order one dozen)
KC - A white fondant arrowhead on red frosting with a black sugar rim ($2.25/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Chicago - blue frosting, orange logo ($2.25/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Cinncinnati - Black sugar embellished tiger stripes on an orange fondant disk with a black sugar rim ($2.30/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
Jacksonville: Black sugar coated jaguar stripes with metallic gold edging on teal frosting ($2.30/cupcake, one dozen minimum order)
And don't forget, we're still accepting entries in our 2008 Holiday Contest - email your flavor ideas to email@example.com for the chance to win some great prizes. Click here to see the rules and entering details.