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Latest Trends

Trendspotting: Popsicles

August 16, 2011

Who doesn’t love a refreshing popsicle on a hot summer day? You can’t top these beautifully colored gourmet treats. They’re also perfect for an outdoor wedding. Make them yourself or visit one of the trendy new popsicle shops that are popping up in a city near you!

- candice


Photo Credits:

row 1: Striped ice pops via Martha Stewart | Food styling via Sabra Krock Photography
row 2: Bride and groom via Kristyn Hogan Photography
row 3: Food styling via Sabra Krock Photography | Sunshine pops via Martha Stewart
row 4: Todos Santos popsicles by Laure Joliet via At Home At Home

Latest Trends

Trendspotting: Yummy Indulgence

June 29, 2010

ice cream wedding portrait

Well, since I dreamt of pie last night, I thought this would be an appropriate post for today. I love this trend of couples indulging in yummy treats in their wedding portraits and engagement photos. Nothing says love like a Krispy Kreme doughnut…

or ice cream…

or even sodas, slurpies and fast food! Yum :)

Photo Credits:
row 1: Megan Wynn via casando ideias
rows 2 and 3: Heather H Photography via ruffled
row 4: A Bryan Photo
row 5: Jonathan Canlas | Punam Bean
row 6: Kate Headley
row 7: Jonathan Canlas | iklik photo via 100 Layer Cake

Vendor Love

Enjoy Cupcakes

March 9, 2010

California baker - Enjoy Cupcakes

I’m sure by now many of you have already discovered Enjoy Cupcakes since they’ve been featured on several blogs lately. Nonetheless, I couldn’t help but give them a little vendor love here on Flights of Fancy as well. If this is your first time hearing about this cute cupcakery, you’re in for a treat!

Owned by husband and wife team Amber and Kevin Vander Vliet, this sweet and stylish California-based bakery offers gourmet cupcakes in just about every flavor imaginable. Given their location (wine country), it makes sense that their signature cupcake is Chocolate Blackberry Syrah which is filled with dark chocolate Belgium fudge and topped with blackberry frosting and a syrah-soaked blackberry.

If you prefer your cupcakes without wine, there are also several chocolate-based flavors to choose from like Triple Chocolate Mousse, Subtle Spicy Chocolate and Smores or you can indulge in vanilla-based flavors like Coconut Key Lime, Caramel Crème Brulée or Strawberry Lemonade (yum!). If there’s a special flavor have in mind, Amber can whip that up too!

Cupcake (and wine) connoisseurs can visit Amber at the Saarloos & Sons tasting lounge in Los Olivos on weekends – a stylish space with elegant, vintage-inspired details (shown above)…but what I’m most in love with is their cupcake trailer:

Enjoy Cupcakes - cupcake trailer

Enjoy Cupcakes can bring the bakery to your event and serve their delicious treats out of an adorable vintage Shasta trailer! How cute is that?!?

I recently had a lovely chat with Amber and had the opportunity to ask her a couple questions about her business:

Q: I just love the cupcake trailer! How did that idea come about?
A: I was reading designsponge.com and came across a post about a girl in Kansas who was selling gourmet sno cones out of a vintage trailer and it completely inspired me.

Q: As a baker you could have chosen a number of specialties… why cupcakes?
A: I find cupcakes to be extremely versatile.  People often ask, “do you only make cupcakes?” and my response is, “no, I make creme brulee, caramels, puddings, fresh fruit curds, baklava, chocolate mousse, toffee, fudge, cheesecake, and more – all for the cupcakes!”

Q: What’s your favorite flavor?
A: I honestly don’t have one!  I guess it depends on my mood  :)   I can tell you that our most popular flavor is the Chocolate Blackberry Syrah and I’m a sucker for PB & Chocolate together.

Q: For those of us who are completely bummed that we don’t live in California, any chance that your cute trailer would travel to other states?
A: Unfortunately, no.  Serving cupcakes out of the trailer is a pretty small part of our overall business. We have a store front (and are opening a second one on March 11) so that keeps us pretty tied down and close to home.  We do overnight ship our cupcakes though!

Thanks so much Amber for chatting with us!

If you’re fortunate enough to live in California, you can visit Enjoy Cupcakes at 2971 Grand Avenue in Los Olivos on Thursdays – Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm… or give them a call at 805-451-0284.

Photo Credits:
All images by Jose Villa, compliments of Enjoy Cupcakes

Fancy This...

A Little Eye Candy

June 19, 2009

….well, more like eye pastry (mmmm, paaaaastry!)…

Some of you might already be familiar with this blog but for those of your who aren’t, please let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Canelle et Vanille! I’ve been a big fan of Canelle et Vanille for quite some time now and I’m thrilled that Aran has given me permission to share some of her amazing photos with you. Aran is a food stylist and photographer – she creates amazing recipes and then photographs the finished goodies and posts the photos and recipes on her blog…how great is that?! Every single image on her blog is divinely delicious…a real treat for the senses.

Between the ogling and the drooling, it struck me – if you’re planning a laid-back, DIY wedding like this one or like thisCanelle et Vanille is a great recipe resource for home-made desserts, favors or even the cake! Enjoy!

All images © Aran Goyoaga and cannot be used without permission.