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Closing the Oven Doors

My sweet and dear customers,

It’s bittersweet to announce that Bites Cupcakes & Cake Pops will be closing its oven doors at the end of November.  I have accepted quite the promotion at my OTHER job and I couldn’t be more honored .  Which means that I need to dedicate the majority of time to this new chapter in my life.  All orders that have been placed as of today and for Thanksgiving will obviously still be honored and ready for pick up as discussed!

I cannot even begin to express the gratitude and love I have for my customers over these last two years.  You have inspired me to be greater and I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.  You are the reason I’ve baked so many cupcakes, rolled & decorated so many cake pops, and the reason I was able to do what I love with such joy.  I will never stop baking, and maybe you’ll see the Bites name again sometime in the future.

With that said, I am toying with the idea of a final cupcake/cake pop sale – so please check my Facebook for updates.

Sweet Regards,

Gabbi

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One More Day.

24 hours.

1440 minutes.

86400 seconds.

Inspired by this Disney ad, I am surprisingly stoked for this Leap Day tomorrow.  For those of you who weren’t aware, February 29th only happens once every four years and this happens to be the year we have 366 days instead of 365.  So imagine what you could do with a WHOLE EXTRA DAY.  Like we always say, “if only there were more hours in the day.”  Well this year, you get 24 more hours!  Unfortunately this Leap Day falls on a Wednesday and that doesn’t stop the working world, but I challenge you to make the best out of this extra day.

Most of us can’t really take the entire day to do those “extra things”, so think small:

  • Write a Thank You letter to someone – and send it via snail mail
  • Get a workout in today – it’s hard to get there, but I guarantee you’ll feel better afterwards
  • Wear a cute outfit to work today, or just that new blazer you’ve been meaning to wear
  • Have a coffee date with a friend you haven’t seen, or that new person you want to get to know better

As I was looking up some info on Leap Days, I came across a list of Leap Year freebies from the Washington Post.  Keep in mind that that list is for the DC area, so just double check local stores to see if they’re also participating.

And now for your own El Paso Leap Day special…  
Put in your order today and you will receive 20% off!   

You can put in your order for as far in advance as next month and the Leap Day special will still apply – but you must ORDER by today!  Orders received at 12:01 am on March 1st won’t be granted this special.

So have a wonderful Leap Day, my sweet friends, and enjoy your extra 24 hours!

-Gabbi

Please see the How to Order page for contact info.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day on this February 14th!

Whether you’re spending time with your sweetie, family, friends, or a bottle of wine – I leave you with a few photos of my Love Day orders.

I’ve got one last cake pop assortment for sale – Red Velvet $20
Contact me via email or Facebook 🙂

With Love & Cupcakes for all,
Gabbi

Shower Me with Cupcakes!

I conquered another cupcake challenge this weekend: individual/personalized cupcakes for a bridal shower.

Of course this wasn’t just ANY bridal shower, my best friend will be getting married in March and I was so honored to help out for her shower!  I was so excited that she wanted to have my cupcakes in lieu of a traditional cake, and happy to know that these would also serve as the favors for all the guests.

A few days before the shower, we got together to prep these cute single-cupcake boxes that were decorated with her wedding color.

After having all 100 boxes decorated and ready to go, it was time to start the baking!  I always make sure I have all my ingredients out before I start, that saves me the trouble of having to go buy eggs at the last minute – because that’s happened to me on more than one occasion! So I started with the red velvets, and my favorite Pandora station on my Mac 🙂

And why not give your eggs some character?!

I also decided to finish off my last bottle of white wine – so I have an excuse to buy more 😉

While my Red Velvets (which are also the Bride’s favorite) were in the oven, I got to piping the Bride & Groom’s initials that would go on every single cupcake.

Hello lover!

I also made the Groom’s favorite cupcake – Strawberry Jam!
I will admit that I was a little afraid that the cupcake wouldn’t fit in the box just right, or that the initials wouldn’t be the right size once in the box.  But I tried my first one out, and they were a perfect fit – just like the Bride & Groom ❤  So voila! I had my first box, and was eager to see how they would all look once I finished all 100.

Not too shabby if I do say so myself!

As one of the bridesmaids, another duty was to decorate the tables for the shower.  So with the help of Pinterest and 2 of my fellow bridesmaids, beautiful centerpieces were made!  Each table was decorated with two tall glasses filled with coffee beans & a white tea light, then some fresh carnations in the center.

And each seat had their own cupcake 🙂

Another beautiful idea we came up with was the “Advice table” for the bride.  Each guest would  jot down some advice for the bride on love, married life, or just something encouraging to make her laugh.  The table was decorated with two gorgeous flower arrangements from my favorite local florist, pictures from the couple’s engagement session and purple rose petals.

To me, this was such a special event to have been a part of because the Bride & Groom (and their handsome son) have such a special place in my heart.  After months of planning, I can’t wait to see how the wedding comes together!

-Gabbi

This Just In!

Happy Thursday, cupcake lovers!

I hope your 2012 has been great so far 🙂
I received some exciting packages in the mail yesterday and I thought I’d share my excitement with all of you. 

Drum roll please………….

(Note: Those are not Bites cupcakes in the box)

Yes, that is correct – pink cupcake boxes!

From now on when you receive your cupcake order, you will not only receive 1 dozen delicious cupcakes, but you will ALSO get this cute pink box to keep your precious cargo safe & secure.
I am also giving a $2 discount if you bring the box back for any orders after that.  So if you plan to keep “refilling” your cupcake supply, save that box!

-Gabbi

 

Happy End of Year!

Looking back at 2011, I can honestly say that it’s been an eventful year!  I made my very first cake pop on Easter Sunday and I never would have imagined that I would make pops into Roses, Baseballs, Mummies, Santa Hats, and so many other things.  Same goes for my cupcakes, I’ve spent months perfecting my recipes and to be quite honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% satisfied with any recipe – because it can always get better!

I’ve had one amazing year and I have my customers, friends & family to thank for it all.  From catering my first event with The Stanton Magazine to providing dozens of cupcakes & cake pops for weddings/business parties, I wouldn’t be where I am now without all your support!  So thank you, my sweet friends, for making me a better baker and for making my 2011 a memorable one. 

I leave you with a GORGEOUS cupcake from one of my favorite stores – Georgetown Cupcake in DC, and now NYC.

I also remind you to please be safe this New Year’s Eve – DON’T DRINK & DRIVE.  There are several companies providing transportation as your celebrations come to a close, so please utilize them.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

-Gabbi

Christmas Items

Holiday baking has officially began!!!

Take something unique to your Holiday dinner this year.  Or give your co-workers a treat at the office!

 

1 Dozen Christmas Basic – $15

Christmas Characters!
Snowman, Santa Hat, Reindeer

1 Dozen Christmas Specialty – $20

Check out my Facebook for specific pricing and bundling options.

Order space is LIMITED, so be sure you place your order ASAP!

-Gabbi