We did this awesome stylized Millenium Falcon cake for a groom’s cake back in October. Check out our progress pictures and the amazing final product!
The Happy Couple with their cake!
We’re pleased to announce that you can buy cupcakes with bitcoins at Cups and Cakes Bakery thanks to a new startup called BitPay! You might be scratching your head right now- What is a “bitcoin” anyways?
Bitcoins are a new currency designed as a cash like digital currency for the internet. Like local SOMA startup, BitTorrent, it was built as open source, and now has built a global community around it. Some of it’s advantages, include tiny transaction costs, and no need for banks or middlemen, unless you want it!
We think this is great move for both customers AND small businesses like ours. We’d like to prove that there is a viable physical market for bitcoin use.
“Have you ever noticed that more places seem to be offering discounts for cash transactions every day? There are two very valid reasons for this and they’re both problems that Bitcoin solves. First, every credit card transaction is being bled dry by a handful of middle-men.” –codinginmysleep
Cups and Cakes Bakery is no exception- In owner/founder, Jennifer Longson’s words about credit card payments: “I just assume I’m not going to get 3-4% of my income”.
Offering customers a cash-like digital way to pay, small businesses are more likely to flourish, and keep money in the local community instead of big banks. With the help of another company, BitPay, we can just as easily accept instant payments over the Bitcoin network for a nominal 1%. Just like another local company, LevelUp, Bitpay just requires a smartphone to do instant transactions.
Ultimately, it was win-win for us to accept, it’s more convenient for tech-savvy customers, and costs nothing to setup since we use an iPad for a register!
Come on by the shop and give bitcoins a try in person, or order online and we’ll deliver them to your door. You deserve a cupcake!
Well, actually two!
Do you think she likes it? The blue cupcake charm is Jennifer’s second cupcake charm from Tiffany & Co!
I called Cups and Cakes’ Head Decorator, Melissa, with a secret request, “Can you make me a blue Tiffany cupcake please?”
Melissa replied “No problem!”.
I had already put the charm on hold at our local Tiffany’s over in Union Square. By the next day I had both cupcakes in my hands for the big surprise.
Two Tiffany & Co. cupcakes for my Ms. Cupcakes! Score!
Remember that day a couple months ago that we were CLOSED on a SATURDAY!?! Well, we had a pretty good reason – Jen, the owner of Cups & Cakes, was getting married! Here’s a few pictures from the day, mostly consisting of cupcake porn. You know you want it.
So, to answer your questions…YES, we can do groom’s cakes! We can do small shaped cakes (we’ll have a blog all about the Bender cake at a later date!), and we can do specialized decoration, like our Rainbow Mini Cake.
Ladybugs abound this month at Cups and Cakes! We’ve have several orders for ladybug cakes and cupcakes, just in the last few weeks! We figured we’d share some of the cuteness with you!
Little Tiny Ladybugs
Bugs and Bees and Blossoms, oh my!
We wanted to do something cool for a local mapping group in San Francisco that meets everytime this year for WhereCamp. Instead of just making regular cupcakes, we made cupcakes in the style of MAPTILES. We’re pretty happy with the result:
Next to each other
Jen cutting up the tiles
All laid out!
Jen showing em off
Our cupcake friend, Pinguino asked us a very important question:
“How many cupcakes can you fit on a cat?”
We had to find out!!!!1!!
A cat investigates our pink box.
Early attempts were futile.
But we distracted them with cupcakes.
Ninja like reflexes!
Adri waited for the kittehs to calm down and started stacking cupcakes…
…one after another
Winning the world record for 10 (freestanding) mini cupcakes on a cat!!
*No kittehs were harmed in this post, only annoyed.
Here at the shop we have a few things that we sneak in our pockets as we walk out the door after closing. You know, that little something to snack on to keep you happy on your travels home. For us, it’s our homemade soft salted caramels. Sweet, salty, and a little chewy – these caramels are the perfect mix of the three.
We adapted this recipe from GiversLog.
Items you’ll need: