Oh, my word, I think I have fallen in love.... with cupcakes. My birthday was yesterday. I turned 30-something years old. It's funny, because I stil feel like I'm 18. Anyways, this story today goes back a couple of weeks. One day my dad and I are out running an errand at the grocery store. I spot this new shop. It's a cupcake shop. So my dad treated me to a red velvet regular and mini cupcake. Here's a photo of what I ate today...so delicious.
Oh, goodness, this is the large cupcake. It's not too big or small. It is the PERFECT size and so tasty. Ever since I found out that there was a cupcake shop moving into town, my desire was for a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Would you be surprised that there was no cupcake shop in town until two weeks ago? Oh, I'm so glad that they opened up. I told my father that I wanted a red velvet cupcake for my birthday. Today he bought me my cupcake :) :) This is my cupcake on my red transferware plate. Doesn't the cupcake look absolutely delicious? Oh, it tastes so good. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cream cheese frosting, too.
Okay, so let me go back a couple of weeks. A little over two weeks ago I noticed that someone had moved into this store front. It used to be a tanning salon. I'm not sure what happened to them. Anyways, I was praying that something good would move in. This is the store front of The Cupcake Company as seen from the car. Click here to visit their beautiful website. There were a lot of cars at the shopping center today, so getting a better picture was a bit tricky. I'll try another time. Oh this place is just gorgeous inside.
Oh, this place is so beautiful and spic-and-span clean. It's also bright and cheery with lots of windows to let in natural light. So when my dad and I walked in, my dad immediately asked if I could take a couple of photos. The owners said "Yes"!!! That was really sweet of them. I always feel nervous about asking, but they were so gracious. My father explained that I have a blog and that I wanted to write about the shop today. This is part of their menu board with some of the specials that they offer throughout the week. They have a total of 24 different flavors. The display case had about 12 flavors for the day.
Here are some of the luscious, decadent super tasty cupcakes in the cupcake case ;) :) :) It is really neat to find out why people start new business ventures. The owners are a husband & wife team. One was involved in construction and the other one was involved in real estate. When the economy made a downturn, they decided to take a leap of faith and open a new business to earn money. They took a leap of faith!!! That is the short version of the story. I hope I got it right. The couple was just so sweet with the most precious, friendly smiles I have ever seen. The same goes for their beautiful, sweet assistant who rang up my cupcake purchase :)
There was something about their demeanor that prompted my dad to ask if they go to church anywhere. They attend a local church here in Southern Oregon. It's a church that my dad and I first went to when we moved to Oregon. So it was really neat and a blessing :) :) The shop, when you walk in, is absolutely delightful. It's so clean and bright. There are lovely tables that you can sit at to enjoy your cupcakes. They also have coffee, too. When you walk in, you can see right into the bakery/kitchen in the back room. Oh, it was so CLEAN...it was gorgeous. So I felt really good about what I was buying, because I knew that if they take such good care of their kitchen, the cupcakes are going to be delicious!!! The owners start baking at 3 a.m. So not only are the cupcakes delicious, they're fresh every day :) :)
I have been dreaming of red velvet cupcakes for a couple of weeks. Here's a close-up photo of these gorgeous cupcakes. The regular ones and the mini cupcakes. Oh, isn't that great? There is something to fit every taste. Not only can you pick and choose which flavors you want to eat, you can get regular and minis. The mini cupcakes are awesome because you can have small taste that easily pops into your mouth. Then if you find a flavor that you like, you can get the larger one. In this case, my father bought me one regular and one mini cupcake. They were so rich and tasty, that I shared both with my father. Oh, when you pick and choose your cupcakes, they are lovingly placed on one of these plastic trays like you see here. The associate than asked us if we'd be eating here or taking them to go. We took ours to go, because we had some other errands to run.
Here is one of their beautiful sticker labels. The associate was very kind to let me have two. Isn't this beautiful? It is so well designed and the website is there, too. So please pop on over and visit this local business. It's really sweet ;) :) :) Oh, I forgot to mention that one of the cupcake flavors that was also in the cupcake was was a "Samoa" cupcake. Oh goodness, I'm in heaven. That's the flavor I'm going to try next time :) :)
Here are some photos of my beautiful red velvet cupcake. I ate the mini cupcake in the car. I couldn't wait till I arrived home. So the one that made it home is the regular cupcake :) :) Here are some various plate settings for this luscious tasty treat :)
It was such a gorgeous day today. It was overcast and bright/blue skies today. Oh, what made it especially beautiful was that it was just sprinkling ever so slightly. It was just gorgeous!!!!
I was not paid to do this review. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this particular business and their cupcakes. So I voluntarily gave this review in case any of you are ever in this neck of the woods. This is definitely a place that you want to come and visit ;) :)
That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)