Cupcakes and parties go together like…well, cake and frosting!
Being a party gal myself, I was thrilled to be invited to a fun little reception, at Chef Matt Dillon’s beautiful new space, London Plane, held last night for bloggers to preview the brand new book from Trophy Cupcakes co-founder, Jennifer Shea.
This intimate happy hour celebration was filled with bubbly…
And plenty of cupcakes!
Of course, cupcake flavors from the book were featured at the event.
Including the never-before-tasted Trophy flavor created especially for the book – a gluten-free Orange Almond Rose.
And we each went home with one of the very celebratory (and gorgeous!) Bananas Foster cupcake!
But first, I had to make a little confession. I felt compelled to come clean…
I admitted to this queen of parties that earlier this month, when I threw my son’s big “Neat” 16 party – exhausted from from planning events at my day job and juggling his and his dad’s birthday during the first week of school, I actually gave into the temptation of making cupcakes from a box mix! Oh the shame!
I usually only bake from scratch, wanting to really know the ingredients that I am putting into my creations, and understanding that after adding all of the extras (eggs, oil, water, etc.) that the box calls for, one would only have to add just a few more items to have home-made goodness.
I have a great brownie recipe, Texas sheet cake, coffee cake and many others in my repertoire – but cupcakes? Not so much. Without a go-to recipe (and no time to research one online as I would usually do) I succumbed the night before the party at the grocery store and threw a box into my shopping cart.
Now, if I had had this book at the time – I would have been set! We all get busy, and some of us are more bakers than others, but with this book we can all have the tools to bake a mouthwatering cupcake, and throw a fabulous party!
I truly enjoyed the very first look at this exciting new book – filled with delicious recipes, thrilling party themes, planning tools and more – complete with stunning photos by Rina Jordon. It gives entertainers, bakers and party makers a peek into the magic of Trophy Cupcakes and Party.
Now it’s your turn to catch the Trophy party bug!
You are invited to a very special evening, as Trophy Cupcakes celebrates the release of Trophy Cupcakes & Parties!.
This super decadent, highly anticipated launch party will be filled with all the party panache you’d expect. The fun begins at 8 pm on Saturday, September 28 at 1927 Events in Downtown Seattle.
Guests will enjoy unlimited Trophy cupcakes (including delectable flavors found only in the book), a “bubble bar” featuring one of Jennifer’s “Top 5 Bubblies” from the book, a cupcake-meets-cotton candy collaboration with Spun Cotton Candy (reason alone to attend), limited-edition Trophy-inspired confections from Theo Chocolate, a sweet collaboration with Simple & Crisp, plus a party snack from Scout Cafe, taken right from the pages of the book!
Attendees will enjoy all this and more while dancing to tunes spun by DJ Baby Van Beezly, capturing the moment in the USnaps photo booth and sculpting their very own creation at the “decorate your own cupcake” bar (featuring every topping and topper a cupcake lover could imagine).
As an added bonus: Chef Renee Erickson’s 1960 Divco dairy van-turned-food-truck, The Narwhal, will be on site with fried oysters, smoked trout salad, herring rillettes and more available for purchase. A fully stocked cash bar will also be available.
Get your tickets fast before they sell out!
General Admission Ticket ($35/person): Admission for one to the launch party, complete with a signed copy of Trophy Cupcakes & Parties! ($25 value), bubbly from the book hand selected by author Jennifer Shea, Trophy cupcakes galore, and additional sweet and savory treats throughout the evening.
General Admission Couples Ticket ($45/couple): Bring a friend, significant other or loved one! This ticket gets two people into the party, with one book to share.
VIP Ticket ($50/person; limited availability): In addition one book and admission for one to the launch party, VIP guests will enjoy early admission at 7pm to enjoy an oyster bar courtesy of The Narwhal, a signature Trophy cocktail and an exclusive swag bag filled with goodies galore including a limited edition Trophy tote from My Trick Pony, a $10 Trophy gift card, treats from This Charming Candy, Theo Chocolate, Mallow Marshmallows, Simple & Crisp, and more!
Please note this is a 21+ event.
For those unable to attend the launch party, Trophy Cupcakes & Parties! is now available for purchase on TrophyCupcakes.com ($24.95), Trophy’s exciting new book will soon be available at all six Trophy locations.