Saturday, April 5, 2008

Art to Drool Over - Creative Cupcakes on Martha Stewart

Yea! Local girl hits the big time! And she made her fortune and fame with some fancy vanilla, a spatula, artistry & a torch (and someother incredients + business sense).

If you watched the Martha Stewart Show this Friday, April 4, 2008, you saw the local girl I am refering to... Jennifer Shea of Seattle's
Trophy Cupcakes and Party. She is a registered dietician, trained as a baker who worked in some of Seattle's best eateries. About 1 year ago she and her husband opened Trophy Cupcakes in an old schoolhouse building filled with retail shops in Seattle's historical Wallingford neightborhood. My husband and I discovered this magical place a while back and we are not alone. There are quite a few addicts that go there on a regular basis. On the Martha show, she said they sell 1000 cupcakes per day. At 2.99-3.50 each, that's... well you do the math. Not to shabby, eh?

Click HERE to get the recipe for the cupcake featured on Martha. Click HERE to see a photo show of some beautiful cupcake art.
By me.

Beside the obvious yum factor, what makes this place so special? For me it is all about presentation. I see why Martha went gaga for them as the shop and the work they do totally reminds of Martha Stewart. The cupcakes and the shop are little works of art with exquisite taste and attention to datail. Everything is in shades of aqua and cocao brown with a slight 1940/50's nostalgic spin. Cupcake and espresso are served on pretty aqua fiesta ware. Cupcakes are frosted prettily to look like roses, or with festive sugar springles, etc. And the party decorations they sell are intentially selected to go along with the vintage style. They do special boxed cupcakes tied with ribbon as wedding favors with handmade custom paper picks (to insert into the cupcake) that are as pretty as the packaging itself.

Legalized frostitution
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* Minette

Seattle loves cupcakes. We have another famous sweet shop that has it's own charm, called Cupcake Royale. If Trophy is the "Classical Music" of cupcakes, then I would say Cupcake Royale might be the "Rock and Roll". They have some really fun flavors and even more fun names for their wares like "Legalize Frostitution", "Mo Fro" and Orange U Glad" for example. They are also known for their community involvement, donating approx. 2000 cupcakes per month to schools & non-profits.

Cupcake Pr0n
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm a HUGE fan of Cupcake Royale, but their cake isn't as good as Trophy's.

I just wish there was some way to combine Trophy's cake with CR's frosting. It'd be Cupcake Heaven! =D