Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Cupcakery is Born

This is the story of two girls, a dream, and a blooming cupcake business.

It all started on a Tuesday when those two girls, Allison and Sara, began to daydream while working in a trendy new coffee shop in downtown Grand Rapids (Madcap Coffee Co. in case you're wondering... sadly they don't have a website). We worked together for over a year, sharing an office but more importantly our culinary adventures, both sweet and savory. We both love to cook, we both love to bake, we both love to see the joy our food brings to the people we love, we both envision a bigger future for ourselves. We can so, totally, do this!

So we got to work and are beginning to build a cupcake empire (or at the very least a cute little bakery that produces beautiful, delicious, and blissfully delightful cupcakes). We're pleased you're here to follow along as we chronicle our journey.

This weekend we are making one of our first official orders for a wedding shower. The cupcake menu will include:

- boston cream pie - a golden vanilla cake sliced and filled with velvety vanilla custard and topped with a rich chocolate ganache and bright red cherry (look out Boston, Crumbles in on the scene now)

- strawberry cupcake - a light, fluffy vanilla cake filled with homemade strawberry filling and topped with a smooth strawberry cream cheese icing

- Irish Car Bomb (or, the famous Irish O'Cupcake) - this cupcake is very special and tastes out of this world. We'll make a chocolate stout cake filled with a whipped Irish whiskey chocolate ganache and stopped with a creamy Irish cream icing. It definitely tastes as good as it sounds!

Much, much more from Crumbles Cupakery is sure to come. For now, find us here, here, and of course, right here where you are!

Let's get baking.


  1. Love the blog and the cupcakes!!

  2. Wow...these are some of the best cupcakes I have ever had. Just know, your colleagues think they are amazing. Today's (June 24) are some of the best yet! (Secret cupcake admirer)