Thursday, April 22, 2010
Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach
We haven't talked about cupcakes in a while, have we?
A while back I was at a little event... actually I was a hair model for Bumble and Bumble to demonstrate a bob using a razor... and I managed to take a gazillion pictures of cupcakes and none of my hair. :) I know.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet the star of our show... Cupcake Couture of Manhattan Beach!
Some lovely lady brought this in for us and I was immediately smitten. Kim (the wonder woman who did my wedding hair and continued to primp me all that day) called me over knowing I would want to take pictures.
I didn't buy the cupcakes and resisted the urge to bite into all of them so I can only guess at the flavors. Their website will show pictures of the cupcakes as well as descriptions but my computer is not currently allowing me to see those pictures.
This one is called Glitz & Glamour: roasted vanilla bean cake with creamy vanilla frosting and garnished with a candied vanilla bean. Just look at all those little curls!
I thought it rude to touch other people food so I didn't poke this. But look how dark those curls are. Are they chocolate? Are they cookie?
The boxes come wrapped in hot pink and black ribbon. Very cute!
Cupcake Couture features both "Couture" cupcakes and "Designer" Cupcakes (that you see in these pictures). An example of a couture cupcake is their Sunday Mimosa Cupcake. This is a champagne cake filled with blood orange curd, topped with marscarpone citrus frosting and garnished with blood orange caviar. The couture cupcakes are much larger.
Doesn't that frosting look so creamy? Is it mocha? Peanut butter? Coffee?
This is the Little Miss Shortcake. Kim loved it. Strawberry cake filled with strawberry preserves, topped with whipped french vanilla frosting and a macaron.
I chose the Caramel Apple and it was heavenly. I love the piece of apple roll-up on the top.
The cake was moist and filled with an applie pie filling of sorts.
I wish I lived closer to Manhattan Beach!