Monday, November 15, 2010

Cupcake Love!

Birthdays are coming up, and while I'll still be making Joel a cake (with lots of help from the kiddos), I decided to try some of Amanda's cupcakes. She's started up Sweet Charley B's Cupcakery in Olympia and is taking orders while trying to get a storefront opened. And, her husband works in Redmond, so was able to meet me for a convenient delivery.

We stopped at Jen's today for an early birthday celebration too, and I split the two dozen I bought so that she'd have a box. The Cherry Limeade's were delicious and as sweet as a super-tall Sonic Cherry Limeade. The frosting complements the cake perfectly. The kids adored these cute cakes and I thought the lime cake-base was spot-on—not too sweet, with an excellent flavor and texture.

The other dozen was Caramel Apple, and have a perfect vanilla cake-base filled with homemade apple-pie filling (Yum!) and topped with exquisite caramel frosting, then drizzled with caramel sauce. They were absolutely fabulous, and while I can never do as much frosting as is popular now on cupcakes... this frosting is hard to pass up.
Cupcake Flavors (and they're open to suggestions too)
  • Apple Pie
  • Candy Cane
  • Candy Corn (Yellow Cake with Honey Buttercream)
  • Caramel Apple
  • Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Cherry Limeade
  • Chocolate on Chocolate
  • Chocolate on Vanilla
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Malt
  • Chocolate w/ Peanut Butter Frosting
  • Coconut
  • Fauxtess Chocolate Cupcakes (like everyone's classic childhood favorite)
  • Fudge Brownie
  • Hot Fudge Sundae
  • Lemon Blueberry
  • Maple Bar (Butter Cake with Maple Frosting)
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Mocha Chip
  • Pecan Pie with brown sugar butter cream
  • Orangsicle
  • Oreo Oreo’s
  • PB & J
  • Pumpkin Spice w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Raspberry Cream
  • Red Velvet w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Root Beer Float
  • Samoa (like the Girl Scout cookie... yellow cake, carmel frosting, toasted coconut and chocolate ganache)
  • S’Mores
  • Vanilla on Chocolate
  • Vanilla on Vanilla

All other frostings are made with a rich butter cream base to start.

**Note** Amanda is very allergic to strawberries. If you need a strawberry recipe please let them know in advance so they can find an alternate baker.

Call @ (360) 888-0416 or email to get some!


Jen said...

You ROCK! Thank you so much for this wonderful treat! (I think I'm going to go have another one right now!) :)

-K said...

Happy early birthday!! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes are good. I haven't had one in a while. Maybe I'll make some and post the results @

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