March 29, 2009

Bananas Foster


Thanks to E for another fabulous review! You can see it at: http://whattheweller.blogspot.com/2009/03/these-cupcakes-are-bananas.html.

(I stole the picture from her as well - THANKS!)

So, I'm thinking about "Cupcake Fridays". The plan is to use a commercial kitchen to bake the cupcakes and have them available every Friday at my house until a retail location can be found. I'll have a schedule on the blog (and website, if I can ever get it finished) of the flavors that will be available. I'll also still take any and all custom orders.

As always, your feedback is much appreciated!

March 22, 2009

WOW!

I've been over-whelmed with the response to my cupcakes and cakes the last couple of weeks! I just wish I had a real shop to operate out of. Right now I'm looking for a commercial kitchen space to rent. This week I created a new cupcake - Bananas Foster. I'm sure someone's done it before, but my version is all my own - moist banana cake, topped with creamy caramel buttercream and caramalized bananas. I'm not the hugest banana fan myself, but I'll have to admit, they were pretty yummy. I took them to a party this week and they were the favorite flavor. So I guess that means that recipe is a "keeper".

I have 400 cupcake boxes arriving this Tuesday - I sure hope the DH doesn't freak out. If someone knows of a good available work space for me - please let me know. I'm thrilled at the demand for my cakes - but I think I've officially outgrown my kitchen!

Maybe I could win a contest or the lottery or something - Maybe Martha or Oprah could take pity on me, or maybe I have a long-lost rich aunt who's left me a large sum?????? Well, we can all dream, can't we?

Until then - I'll juggle it as best I can - maybe something miraculous will happen.

I've come up with a "menu" for my flavors, which is now included in my new brochure:

Chocolate Coma
Vanilla Iced Baby
Mango-Lime
Peaches & Cream
Lemon
Rootbeer Float
Red Velvet
Lemon-Lime
Coconut Coma
Turtle
Peanut Butter Cup
Berry Me
Chocolate Mint
Creamsicle
Bananas Foster
24-Carrot
Hula (Coconut-Pineapple)
Apple of My Eye
Mango-Coconut
Rose Petal

Can't wait to bake some more!
Have a great day!

March 17, 2009

SWEETLORRAINECAKES.COM COMING SOON!

Hi! Welcome to the blog for Sweet Lorraine Cakes. Our new website is under construction, so you have been temporarily directed here. If you would like to order cakes or cupcakes, please send us an email at sweetlorrainecakes@hotmail.com, and we'll be happy to help you out.
Thank you for your interest!
Have a delicious day!
Lorraine

March 5, 2009

Mini Chocolate Coma!

Take a look at the Mini Chocolate Coma Cupcakes that we sold today - and our new logo in the background (this is the lid for the box). These are small, but dangerous - moist chocolate cake, dark ganache glaze and a hefty topping of whipped milk chocolate ganache! Take two and call me in the morning :).

HEY - I must not forget - a BIG THANK YOU to Esther for her great review! Check it out at: http://whattheweller.blogspot.com/2009/03/cupcakes-at-home-and-abroad.html. And what a great place to START in your "ratings"! So, if we're just below Trophy, does that make us the best cupcakes on the Eastside? Oooh - I hope so!

March 4, 2009

The Name Stays!

Well, it didn't take long to decide - I'm sticking with "Sweet Lorraine Cakes". After consulting with some of my regular clients, it was clear that there shouldn't be a change. Hopefully my business can be unique and strong enough to avoid any confusion with other "Lorraine" businesses on our planet.

In light of my new cupcake line, and in celebration of retaining the original name, I have come up with a new logo. I'd love to hear your feedback on this! So far, I'm loving it! It's got my favorite black & white, a little flavor of my favorite damask pattern, and some bright pink to throw in a little "punch". (Yes - I know it's HUGE here -- it's the middle of the night and I can't get it to go smaller!). Thanks to M (and B) for all their suggestions in the middle of the night, and for putting up with a bazillion different versions to consider (sent in a bazillion emails).

I'm excited to put the new logo on my packaging! It looks fabulous on the individual "take home" cups for my cupcakes! Wahoo! I'll have to snap some pics tomorrow and let you see. Tomorrow morning my first official cupcake order (birthday) is going out - just in time to be decked out witht the new look!

Off to dream of cake. . . .