Bridal Shower Cupcakes

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My cousin is getting married soon and we co-hosted a bridal shower for her.  This is what I came up with for the cupcakes.  They seemed to be a big hit!

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Frozen Cupcakes

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I really like how these ‘Frozen’ cupcakes turned out.  I had never used the melting chocolates to decorate before, and I think my first attempt went well!  The white balls were an absolute must in the request!
I look forward to adding new elements to my cakes with this chocolate technique

Cupcakes – By Heather and Lori

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I was at the Baking and Sweets Show in Toronto today (I won’t go back, it has really gone down hill.  I was quite disappointed!).  As soon as I walked in the doors I see Cupcakes!  They were the cupcakes from the T.V. Show, The Cupcake Girls. I assume they are not well known in the States.  Cupcakes by Heather and Lori is a Vancouver based bakery.  They made a T.V. show on the Food  Network, following them from the beginning though their ups and downs of starting the bakery and opening a franchise.  I personally can’t stand the show, but the cupcakes were here, how could I not try them!

They had a large booth.  They were selling aprons, shirts etc with their logo as well as the cupcakes.  When I was there, they only had 4 flavours available.  I went with chocolate, it was $4.00.  Most were astounded with the price.  I thought it was reasonable. Baking is not cheap! Most people expect to pay very little for something tasty, it rarely happens.  I was fine with paying $4.00, I figured if they are on T.V. and have all these franchises they must be good.

Came in a fancy  box with their logo

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The bag was even covered in their signature cupcake

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Excuse the look of the cupcake, I made it all the way home, only to drop the box on the kitchen counter.

 

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The two bites I took were plenty – very disappointed!  There was virtually no flavour in the cupcake itself or he icing.  If blindfolded I am convinced no one would be able to detect chocolate.  They claim “Cupcakes bakes their products from scratch and use preservative-free, basic ingredients, offering customers fresh batches of yummy goodness daily“, well if this cupcake was fresh baked today, I’ll eat the box!  Yuck!  I was really hoping it was going to be good.  I think the $4.00 was for the fancy box.

Why do bakeries have such boring cupcakes? Honestly, mine are better!

Dose anyone know where to get a good, moist, flavourful cupcake??