In case you didn't already know, Sweet Isabella's Cupcakery is on Instagram! I post almost everything that is being made in our kitchen on Instagram, so if you want to stay up to date or just see some of our delicious goodies, search for us: sweetisabellascupcakery or click the Instagram icon below and it will take you directly there!
I'm also very excited to share with you that Sweet Isabella's Cupcakery has a Groupon out! For a limited time, you can save up to 33% on one dozen cupcakes! Normally, one dozen cupcakes start at $30, but with this groupon, you can get them for only $20! Don't miss out on this great deal! Please note that this deal is only available to those in Lane County, Oregon.
Go to Groupon and search Sweet Isabella's Cupcakery or click on the purple banner on our website to be taken there directly. Or, you can go to:
It's October... Why not eat a cupcake?!
It's only the second week of October but we are already busy with cupcakes. Here are a few that have been made....
A dear friend of mine was celebrating her birthday, so I decided to make cupcakes (of course)! For the party, I made gluten free Chocolate Mint Cupcakes: chocolate cupcakes topped with peppermint chocolate ganache and a peppermint buttercream frosting, drizzled with more peppermint chocolate ganache and sprinkled with Andes Mint chips, and then for those who don't like mint (like my son), I made gluten free dairy free chocolate cupcakes topped with an orange buttercream frosting, orange sprinkles and a candy corn. They were both super delicious!
March of Dimes- A fighting chance for every baby!
The March of Dimes is an amazing organization! They fund lifesaving research and programs and work to end premature birth, birth defects and infant death. After putting out my Groupon, I was contacted by a woman in charge of donations for an upcoming event that the March of Dimes was hosting: The 2016 March of Dimes Lane County Signature Chef's Auction at the Valley River Inn. Of course I said yes!
I am so honored and excited to be a part of such an amazing cause and to be able to donate for this event. For my donation (that was auctioned off), I made these gluten free chocolate cupcakes topped with a dark chocolate ganache, an orange buttercream frosting (with fresh orange zest) and finished with orange sprinkles and crushed dark chocolate. I truly hope that whoever bid on these delicious cupcakes enjoyed them! But even more, I hope that whoever bid on these cupcakes knows how much their money is appreciated and how much good it will bring to such an amazing organization!
To find out more about the March of Dimes go to http://www.marchofdimes.org/
Until next time... enjoy this beautiful fall weather, and of course, don't forget to eat cake! :)
September has come and gone...
Where did the time go?! I cannot believe that September is already over and that it is Fall! September was a busy month for my family with school starting, soccer starting, birthdays, and lots of prep for my sister's upcoming wedding (October 22nd). I wanted to come and do individual posts about some of the things I've made but that just didn't happen, so here is a summary of the month of September!
Our sweet Isabella turned 7! For her birthday, she requested two different types of cupcakes (one to share with her class on her actual birthday, and then another kind for her party). For her actual birthday and to share with her class, she wanted Neopolitan Cupcakes topped with strawberry buttercream frosting and a fresh strawberry slice (all gluten free and dairy free). And then for her birthday party, she requested Pink Lemonade Cupcakes (with a straw for decoration- a very important part, she said :))- these were gluten free dairy free lemon cupcakes topped with a pink and yellow swirled strawberry buttercream frosting. Happy birthday to my sweet girl!
The big 33!
I also have the pleasure of celebrating my birthday in September, so I decided to stick with the "3" theme and made three different cupcakes to share on my 33rd birthday:
I have the privilege to live on a farm... we are surrounded my beautiful hazelnut trees. But, we also are lucky to have numerous fruit trees like peach, plum, pear, apples, and grape vines. In September, the apple trees and grapes are plentiful. I love the grapes- just for snacking (and maybe some day I'll try making jelly or wine), but we love the apples for applesauce, apple pies, apple crisp, and this new favorite: Gluten Free German Apple Cake with cream cheese frosting. In this house we also love breads (gluten free, of course), but especially zucchini bread and banana bread. I had some bananas that REALLY needed to be used, so made some chocolate banana bread.
We are beyond blessed to live in such a beautiful area that provides so many goodies for us.
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