Sunday, August 9, 2009

Announcement: We've got a new home!

Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop has a new home on the internet.

Check us out at Don't forget to sign up for our e-newsletter, and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Just visit our new site for more information!


Friday, July 3, 2009

First Birthday Cake

Happy first birthday to B!

Although his actual day was a few weeks ago, he's getting an extra celebration tonight with family.

For the special event? A two-layer chocolate chip cake with buttercream. Accents in lime green and sunny yellow.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rock & Roll/Mocktail Baby Shower

Pina colada cupcakes and guitar-shaped iced cookies were the perfect desserts for a Rock & Roll Mocktail Shower for Baby I.

($2.00 per cupcake; minimum order one dozen)
($1.75 per cookie; minimum order one dozen)

Monday, June 8, 2009

This really is the cutest thing

Could merchandise be in the future for Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop?

I went out to my mailbox today, expecting the usual assortment of bills, statements and catalogs, and what do I find but an envelope from my friend, D.

I open it up to reveal this absolutely adorable tank that she made for me.

On the front, a sparkly cupcake and the phrase "and I bake"

On the back?

"Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop"

Truly, it's the most wonderful gift. I love it!

Thanks, D! We're going to have to pow-wow about the possibilities here. :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Graduation!

To celebrate a high school graduation, three tiers of yummy cake, shaped into text books and a graduation cape.

The bottom layer is vanilla with fresh strawberry filling, the middle is strawberry with cream cheese filling, and the cap is a marble cake with chocolate frosting and filling.

Best wishes to T, the happy graduate! We hope you had a great party!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Well, looky here! We got an award!

Imagine my delight to see that my fabulous friend, Ashley-cita (clicking on her name will take you to check out said honor) had bestowed Red Velvet Armadillo with an award!

How fantastic, and much appreciated!

Here are the rules and regulations for this particular award:

The Adorable Blog Award Rules:
Include the award logo in your blog or post.
Nominate as many blogs which you like.
Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the l♥ve and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I'll be passing along the love via my personal blog, but thanks, Miss Ashley-cita. Hugs and kisses!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Neopolitan Cupcakes

I love getting to surprise people, and so when K told me she liked the basics (vanilla, chocolate & strawberry), I came up with this perfect combination of the three for her birthday party.

Just like the traditional neopolitan ice cream, these cupcakes are layered with chocolate vanilla and strawberry cake and topped with little bursts of frosting in the same flavors.

Simple, classic and delicious.

($2.25/cupcake; minimum order one dozen)

Friday, May 8, 2009

More first birthday party!

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails - that's what little boys are made of.

But this cake and accompanying cupcakes are made of vanilla and chocolate and sugar, oh my!

6" smash cake in vanilla with buttercream, surrounded by vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, covered with smooth chocolate and vanilla frostings and ganaches.

The smash cake is baby blue fondant with red and white argyle and a white fondant dog bone.

Some cupcakes are topped with ganache and a royal icing bone shape. The others have a swirl of chocolate or baby blue vanilla frosting a chocolate sprinkles.

The verdict? Delicious.

(Smash cake as shown: $20.00)
(Cupcakes: $1.75/cupcake; minimum order one dozen)
(Baby: not for sale)

Dog Bones iced cookies. The perfect treat.
($1.75/cookie; minimum order one dozen)

(Photos by KC Frick Photography)
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

First Birthday Party!

Today's cakes are a family affair.

A and his cousin, A, are both turning 1 year old this month. We had a joint party for them, which meant: two cakes!

For Cousin A, a 6" pink polka dot smash cake. Vanilla cake with buttercream filling, covered in pastel pink fondant, accented with darker pink fondant dots and white beading at the bottom.

I added a variety of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with pink buttercream and chocolate frosting on the tiers beneath the cake.

For A, something similar in light blue with darker blue squares in the same flavors.

A is a very happy birthday boy. :)

(smash cakes - $15 each; cupcakes, $1.75 each/minimum order one dozen; custom cupcake stands available, email for your quote).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Be back soon!

Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop will be on holiday through May 2.

We will have limited access to email, and we will respond to your quote requests as soon as possible.

Hope you have a happy April!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

RVAB E-Newsletter

Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop is sending out its first ever e-newsletter.

If you are not on our list, please send your name and email address to Your information will remain private. We will not sell or distribute your email address to any other companies at any time.

E-newsletters will be sent every 6 to 8 weeks and will include news about Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop and some of our recommended vendors. Additionally, keep an eye out for coupons and specials!

We look forward to sharing our news with you!

Monday, April 13, 2009

More than meets the eye!

Happy 5th birthday to my neighbor's nephew. She asked for a Transformers cake, which is the birthday boy's favorite, to celebrate.

This cake is two layers of rich chocolate, filled and frosted with buttercream. The autobots logo is made from fondant and trimmed with blue and yellow buttercream beading.

Prices starts at $20.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

And what better way to celebrate than with sweet pink lemonade cupcakes, topped with buttercream and a twist of lime, and bright daisy-shaped cut out cookies.

We at Red Velvet Armadillo hope you enjoyed your holiday with family and friends.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Amelia & Fernando's Wedding

Congratulations to Amelia & Fernando, who tied the knot on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

They ordered 180 cupcakes in 3 different flavors: carrot, red velvet and banana rum, all decorated with cream cheese icing to resemble flowers.

Best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Baby Shower: Petit Fours Cupcakes & Teapot Cookie Favors

Sweet vanilla cake dipped in pale pastels to resemble petit fours. K ordered these for her friend N's tea party themed baby shower. Perfect to welcome a new baby girl.


($2.00/cupcake; minimum order one dozen)

K also ordered these teapot shaped cutout cookies favors, frosted with pale pink royal icing and monogramed with an "S."

(cookies starts at $1.75 each. contact us for custom packaging options)

Photos courtesy of SP Photography.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Red Velvet Engagement Cake

Simple and sweet - a 6" round of dense red velvet cake, frosted with sweet cream cheese frosting and topped with a lattice of pink and white chocolate.

Prices start at $15.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Easter Cookies

Just in time for Easter and Spring!

Order from a selection of eggs, tulips, butterflies and bunnies, decorated with pastel royal icing.

($2.00/cookie; one dozen minimum order)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bridal Shower Cake

A sweet, 8" white cake, frosted with buttercream and adorned with bright fondant tulips is the perfect way to wish a bride-to-be the best of luck.

(prices start at $18)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Luck of the Irish Cupcakes

So sinful and delicious! Dense, moist chocolate cupcakes, laced with Guiness and filled with a smooth Bailey's Irish Cream ganache. These treats are finished off with stars of Irish Buttercream for the perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert!

($2.50/cupcake; one dozen minimum order)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shamrock Cake Pops

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day: Shamrock Cake Pops.

Moist bites of mint-flavored cake (green, of course!) dipped in a shell of semi-sweet chocolate and topped with a vanilla drizzle. Served on a lollipop stick for easy enjoyment!

($1.00 per pop. Minimum order one dozen)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Red Velvet Armadillo is now on Facebook!

That's right, readers! Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop has a fan page on Facebook. If you're a member and would like to join, please click here and become a fan.

Keep up to date with our latest creations, specials and events. It's a great way to stay connected!

St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day is coming! Celebrate the Wearing o' the Green with Red Velvet Armadillo's Luck Of the Irish Cupcakes (chocolate laced with Guiness and a hint of Irish whiskey, topped with buttercream), or Shamrock Cake Pops (Vanilla bites of cake, tinted green and flavored with mint, dipped in chocolate, drizzled with green and served on a stick.

Contact to place your order!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Item: Cheesecake Pops

Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop is pleased to announce we are offering cake and cheesecake pops.

Shown here: creamy cheesecake, dipped in semisweet chocolate and drizzled with pink and white vanilla frosting in a convenient bite-size pop portion. Delicious!

(Pricing starts at $.75/pop; 20 minimum order. Pops shown are $1.00 each; email for a quote).

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

And what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes?

Rich chocolate chocolate chip and sweet cherry vanilla topped with swirls of pink vanilla and chocolate marshmallow frosting, with a touch of chocolate sprinkles.


($2.o0/cupcake; one dozen minimum order)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pug Cookies

Here at Red Velvet Armadillo Bakeshop, we love pugs.

These adorable pug-shaped cut out cookies are the perfect gift for our vet and his staff. Of course, they are available in fawn and black, and are almost too cute to eat.


($2.00 per cookie; one dozen minimum order)