Monday, November 30, 2009

Chai Vanilla Dahlia-topped Wedding Cupcakes!

chai cupcakes, vanilla buttercream dahlia



One of my first jobs when I was a teen was working at Produce City Plus, a grocery store that once belonged to our family, and used to sit at 16th & Cambie St. in Vancouver, where Capers moved in ever-so-briefly, which is now currently the weirdest overly-large Shoppers Drug Mart. I started as a grocery bagger, a produce packer and a fruit-basket maker (I loved doing the fruit baskets!). I would sit in the basement of the store, crank the tunes on my sister's old turquoise blue mini ghetto blaster and power through stacking perfect domes of fruit and saran-wrap-trapping them in, and tie it all with ribbon. The following summer I moved up to CASHIER! Memorizing produce codes was a fun game- I would test myself by cruising the produce aisles. I trace this back to my wrist problems-- and of course my future years as a TEMP through Kelly Services, typing away like a Mad Men secretary.

LONG STORY... but the point of the story is... holy WRIST PAIN piping these Coco Cake dahlia buttercream topped cupcakes! I think they turned out so lovely though. Randi and Tim requested chai cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream, and dahlia-topped cupcakes to match their wedding flowers. So five dozen cupcakes later I was done! They also ordered mini chocolate ganache cupcakes with red hearts.

Congratulations Randi and Tim! Thanks for having Coco Cake be a part of your special day!

9 comments:

Tanya said...

That is alot of piping, but what a great result!
Love the little hearts on the chocolate cupcakes!

Anna said...

What a great idea! I bet you are going to have lots of wedding request to have all the different flowers in the wedding on the cupcakes. I'm planning to come down for the Olympics. Do u think you will be selling Blim?

SweetThingsTO said...

So lovely! I've cramped up before too - that's no fun at all.

lyndsay said...

--oh thank you tanya!

--anna, i will be at the blim market in february, it will be at Heritage Hall which is on Main St. and 16th in Vancouver! :)

--thanks juanita! i iced my wrist with a frozen bag of peas... haha... :)

cabin + cub said...

I miss Produce City! We used go there before it became that big condo building! SIgh... i could sure go for one of those cupcakes right now... yummy!

lyndsay said...

valerie!! you're kiddin' me!! you're an old school vancouver gal then? awesome...

The Food Librarian said...

What lovely piping! That is amazing and would kill my tender wrists!

lyndsay said...

oh thank you mary! i really need to get some "wrist guards" or something... :)

gyoza*girl said...

chai dalias look awesome! guess what? ria was at that wedding! :) small world coco cake.