Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Snowboard On the Rocks....

Here are some photos of my cupcakes from the Snowboard on the Rocks @ Red Rocks...
a backstage view of the rocks in daylight :)
Me doing some weird stance....i dunno...dont ask..
Me backstage with Pro Snowboarders Ben Bogart and Pat Milbery, and hip hop artist Mikey Rocks from The Cool Kids 
One Love <3

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cake my mouth :)

Today I was driving across town and came across a little shopping area I didn’t even know existed. And there it was…Cake Crumbs. They were the first bakery in Denver to have a food truck that blesses the Denver Metro Area with cupcakes in random spots, such as Downtown and the Denver Tech area. Hearing only good things about their cupcakes I was so happy I stumbled across their store front. 
They didn’t have a crazy selection, so I got basically got everything they had left. I got cupucakes of all sizes; a Chai Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting, a the classics Chocolate on Chocolate, Vanilla on Vanilla, Chocolate on Vanilla and Vanilla on Chooclate in the mini size. 
Oh the Cream Cheese frosting…how I love you with every single tastebud on my tounge. But then again, I have never met a Cream Cheese Frosting I haven’t liked. J The chai cake was a moist cake with the perfect amount of exploding spice flavor. The Red Velvet (Which in case you didn’t know…I HATE red velvet cake(I think people are only in love with it because it is called Velvet…anyways…) was actually very good! 
The Chocolate on chocolate was so mouthwatering. It was a soft chocolate cake with a fudge-like rich chocolate frosting. This cupcake in the mini size is perfect, a standard size might be too much, because of the richness.
The Vanilla on Vanilla was a super light and fluffy (and not too sweet!!) buttercream swirled on top of a traditional vanilla cupcake. Not my favorite but still good.
I love me some chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, so this one was probally my favorite mini classical flavored cupcake I got.

I would definitely go back to Cake Crumbs someday, I would love to try their cake, and all the pastries they had too....*drool*…now I just need to hit their cupcake truck J

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spruce Confections

Located right off the every-so-famous walking strip of Pearl Street in Boulder Colorado, is the little bakery Spruce Confections. People ranging from businessmen, to the nature loving hippies sat outside in the sun eating warm baked good and iced coffee’s. Their cases were lined with cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and other delicious edibles. I got a lemon poppy seed cupcake and a chocolate raspberry cupcake. 
The cupcakes came in individual plastic containers (which is nice so they don’t get their flavors all over the other one J). Both of the cupcakes had a light and airy frosting, with a hint of their main flavor (lemon or raspberry) that was piped on it a fun-twirlly way. The cake part itself was SO dry!! They tasted like they had been left in the case for about 3 days. The flavor of the lemon poppy was good, but I couldn’t get past the dryness to even try to enjoy it. The chocolate cake…also dry…just was not a good chocolate cake. It unfortunately did nothing for my taste buds what so ever.

I loved how the cupcakes looked, and the whole bakery itself was pretty darn cute….but the cupcakes are a pass. Don’t bother…walk a couple blocks down and go to Tees & Cakes instead!

But Tora surely LOVED her doggy bone I got her! J

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This past weekend I was the luckiest baker in the world. I was able to bake cupcakes for the worlds first ever snowboard movie premiere at Red Rocks in Morrison Colorado.  If you don’t know what Red Rocks is...go google it and get then finish reading this. So…now you know that everyone from The Beatles to Ziggy Marley have preformed at Red Rocks. For this event, tons of professional snowboarders and hip-hop artists, such as Del the Funky Homosapien, Bukue One, and The Cool Kids devoured my (Horchata, Chocolate/Vanilla, Lavender Lemon, and Chocolate Peanut Butter) cupcakes backstage.
So far, best night of my “career life” when I saw the entire display gone, and even got mentioned on in an article!! Check them out!!!

The article is on both sites….

One Love

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sharmane's Bake Shoppe :(

I hate these reviews the most. But, I want to enjoy every bite of something I devour, I want to be eating the last crumb and be looking for another. This adorable little Boulder, Colorado bakery unfortunately, had me pushing the cupcakes away after the second bite…shocked I even took a second!

One cupcake I got was a Chocolate Ginger cupcake with Caramel Buttercream. The cake tasted (and even the texture) like it was a sweet bread. It was heavy and extremely dense cake, if you could even call it cake. It would have been a decent bread….Ill give them that. The swirled high frosting had very little flavor at all. I also got a Gluten Free Vanilla Caramel cupcake. The cake was okay as it was not a bread texture like the first; it was “okay for gluten free”. And this is where I have a problem with what I just said. I strongly believe every dessert should be great whether it’s gluten-free, sugarfree, or vegan. I hate when people say “Its good for gluten-free.” NO!!! it should be good all the time!! If you cant make it great, don’t make it at all!
I was bummed; I really wanted to like this place. This bakery was so cute, and her cakes were decorated beautifully (extremely beautiful!!!), but man, they just did not taste good!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Boulder's Erhard's European Bakery

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Erhard’s European Bakery has deliciously warm smells pouring out their doors. I found this place by surprise, I was actually running another errand and saw their big “Bakery” sign and couldn’t resist going in. They had European desserts, breads, European treats I couldn’t even pronounce, and even lunch options. I, of course with a sweet tooth that is always craving more sugar, got a Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake bar.

It had an extremely fluffy cheesecake filling on top of a dense white cake with raspberry filling dipped in a chocolate ganache. The extremely rich pastry was so good. I kept taking “just one more bite” till it was all gone! I would love to go back and try their other pastries and lunch menu, because I’m sure their traditional European treats are to die for, as my mouth was watering all over the floor just looking at them.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Gateaux is a little pastry shop in downtown Denver that sells beautifully decorated cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breakfast pastries and tarts. Almost every dessert in the bakery has a very colorful, fun and funky creative touch, whether it’s a whimsical chocolate piece or a fondant bow. Their customized cakes are really great; they could pretty much do whatever kind of decoration you could ever want.
 The White Chocolate Peach Torte…of course…was calling my name. As a sucker for white chocolate, as well as fresh fruit, I had to jump mouth first into this pastry. This was so good; the white chocolate was a perfect match for the juicy chunks of peach in the middle. I would wish for a bit more of the actual cake part, as it was a bit much with all the creamy filling for me. If you are a frosting inhaler, this is what you need to devour!!
I also got a…uh…coconut petit four?!!? Haha, I can’t remember the name of this one, but the sales girl picked it out for me. It tasted like a Girl Scout Samoa cookie. It was a coconut covered chocolate cake brownie thing with a coconut filling, I think. It was pretty darn good I must say, whatever it was.

I also got a cookie in the shape of a cupcake. It was so cute and their cookies would be perfect for a party! It tasted all right, not my favorite treat of the night. The “frosting” part of the cupcake cookie was dipped in chocolate, which was actually really good, but the bottom half of it was just the cookie, which was not impressing my sugar craving.
The only bad thing about their customer service was it took the girl almost 10 minutes to realize I was there; I had to yell back in the kitchen to get her attention! But their stuff is surely yummy, and I would LOVE to sit for hours and look at their books of decorated cakes!