Welp...I hope that the photos were worth the wait!
Remember this area? It used to be Aqua, and all of the body products were in here.
The best selling cupcakes have been the Banana with Cream Cheese Frosting:
A close second, has been the Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting:
Of course, my personal favorite....is the Chocolate with Vintage Pale Pink Vanilla Buttercream Frosting!!!
They deserve a close-up shot!
Vanilla with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting was also a favorite by many this week:
Although they look pretty and yummy....the taste is MOST important at The Cupcake Cafe! They are baked from scratch with the finest ingredients everyday, right at the shop, in the new custom kitchen.
That being said, they had to have a most perfect display case.
This is an old french door that I've had and, thought would be perfect. So, I downloaded my thoughts and ideas into my dad's head...(poor guy)...and he built the PERFECT display case! Thanks Dad! Don't let the parental thanks stop there though...Mom has helped out in the shop more in the last 2 weeks than in the last 7 years put together. Not that she doesn't help, but she would generally rather help out with my daughter Shawna so that she is always in good hands while I'm at work. Thanks Mom!
This is the logo painted on a giant canvas:
A home-made chandelier lights up the front corner.
Another old window made the perfect valance for the burlap drapes. They were so easy thanks to my Sealah Tape by JoDees....girlfriend, Kay Ellen's mother. I use it all of the time and it is THE Best!!!
A chalk board is going to be the menu board that lists daily specials. The old black unit stores everything from boxes to cups and anything else that may be needed.
It also holds the espresso machine that will be up and serving specialty coffee drinks as soon as I can master them! I have NEVER, EVER drank coffee in all of my life....I mean NEVER!!! Until now, that is. Between the need to educate myself in "Coffee 101" and getting up SO early to make the cupcakes, me becoming a coffee junkie has become inevitable!!!
Ahhh, I musn't forget a picture of the tree! All decked out in pink feathers and little fake cupcakes that where made especially for the tree this year.
There is even a "kiddie section".
Remember this? The little "Gargoyle Hut" that Shawna used to sit in?
Well, since this IS the second time that I have posted this, due to a "glitch" when I hit the Publish button the last time...and my entire post disappeared!!!...I better make it short as it is 1:30am here!
This would be a perfect time to thank all of my customers, from far and near, that have already been in to enjoy cupcakes. I appreciate your continued support through these tough times. It is also a great time to tell eveybody that hasn't been in, to get to Bella and check it out!!!