I know it has been quite some time since I have written. Shame on me!! Although I have to admit we have had a lot going on over the past few months so we have been diligently working hard at our test kitchen for new recipes, new ideas…oh and did I mention we are opening A NEW STORE?? That’s right! Now you can come into the comfort of our Cupcakery (well soon) and have our delicious cupcakes in style! We are hoping to open in Mid to Late May. The store is the cutest brick building (below to the right) that reminds me of a french bistro or something of that nature and I just LOVE the bay window! It is in the city of Glendale, CA about 3 blocks from the famous Americana shopping center! So when you are in town, please stop by! We will release the Grand Opening date and address soon! On top of that, we have had a few radio interviews (to the left is the one we did at 92.5 KYHY Burbank Radio), we did a huge bake sale to raise money for Japan in which we raised over $120,000 nationally, and we have been gearing up for our next events!
Another new item we have been crafting is our new addition to our line which we named the “Cake-Ups”. These have got to be the best invention ever! We have been testing them now for quite some time and they have become such a tremendous hit that they have officially made it to our menu! I have to say, I am definitely into cupcakes bringing back childhood memories. So why not take an old fashioned Push up (from the ice cream days) and fill it with cake and frosting instead? BRILLIANT! Plus I wanted to find something that we could ship nationally. I have seen plenty of other cupcakery’s ship cupcakes made in mason jars, but who really wants to pay $40 for shipping. Cake-Ups eliminate such a heavy package in transit, thus reducing the cost dramatically! So who is going to be the first on YOUR block to have them?? Better hurry as the trend is definitely setting in!
And then we get to new flavors. Again bringing in the childhood theme, I sat around and wondered what reminded me of my childhood. Macaroni and Cheese was the first thing that popped in my head…but in a cupcake…not so much. And then it came to me…Blueberry Pancakes and Peanut Butter & Jelly! And the funny thing is I actually am still in love with these foods. For any of you who know me personally, I would eat blueberry pancakes anytime it is served up on a menu and Peanut Butter & Jelly is my midnight snack! So of course those two had to go in!!! I decided to make the blueberry pancakes with a buttermilk cake, fresh blueberry filling, and a maple French Buttercream. Although these have to be my most loved cupcake I make, they are also VERY temperamental because of the French Buttercream. For any of you who have worked with it, it MELTS very easy!! So they have to be eaten on the spot or kept very cool. But oh boy! When that maple buttercream hits your lips and melts…it is so yummy! For the PB&J I did a vanilla cake, grape jelly, and a divine peanut butter buttercream. It tastes like an elegant uncrustable! Again…YUMMY!
Ok, now that I have overloaded you on information that has been going on…I will leave you on that note! Please make sure to check out our website at http://www.thegoodiegirls.com. We have a lot of upcoming events around Southern California in a variety of categories! We hope to see you either at one or at our Grand opening!!!