Tag Archives: Cupcake Monday

It’s beginning…

7 Dec

…to look a lot like Christmas, and these eggnog cupcakes are to blame. They smell fantastic and taste even better. It’s no wonder they’re our newest Flavor of the Month!

This exclusive flavor will only be available for the remainder of the month of December. A moist, fluffy eggnog cake topped with an eggnog & nutmeg infused cream frosting is sure to be a hit this holiday season.

Get them while you can!

Until next time, have a delicious day!

-NelleBelle

Scrap the cup!

7 Jun

Cupcake Monday doesn’t HAVE to only feature cupcakes; it has a tendency to feature cookies, pies, brownies, pops, and lots of other things that come out of NelleBelle’s Confectionery. So this Cupcake Monday follows the same ideals: Scrap the cup, we’ve got cakes!

…and a few cupcakes were tossed in as well. Couldn’t help myself.

Celebrating a birthday is a big deal, but celebrating a 65th birthday is momentous. This particular client’s favorites were completely covered.

Favorite color: Purple (Check.)

Favorite cake: Chocolate with vanilla buttercreme frosting (Check.)

Favorite flower: Purple and yellow Pansies (Check and Check!)

Yes, this custom order came straight out of NelleBelle’s Kitchen. Yes, the flowers are completely edible. And yes, I’d be more than happy to build a personalized celebration cake for you, too.

And of course, those beloved cupcakes will always be available.

Until next time, have a delicious day!

-NelleBelle

Happy (mini) Cupcake (bites) Monday!

27 Feb

Cupcake Monday has long been a tradition here at NelleBelle’s Confections. Instead of awakening Monday morning to a sink full of dishes or a pile of work on my desk, I have the glorious pleasure of opening my eyes only to be greeted by a vast array of cupcakes…and occasionally other confections decide to join the party 🙂

The great Bakerella (if you don’t know her please go to Bakerella , she’s pure confectionary genius) in all of her glory helped me decide what new friend would join this monday’s round-up. I always have a tough decision as the week draws an end: what to bake up this weekend? Cake, cookies, brownies, or my beloved cupcakes? As I’ve done before, I gave combining more than one option a try.

…and in walks cupcake bites! They’re cake balls sweetly dipped and delightfully designed to look like little cupcakes. I think I can feel my heart melting just looking at these lovely little darlings. How adorable!

Yellow cake and vanilla frosting (a winning combination, might I add) cradled in milk chocolate and topped in white chocolate gets gently sprinkled in a dress (yes, they wear dresses, just like most pretty girls do 🙂 ) of rainbow nonpareils and graced by a chocolate candy presence. Sound delicious yet? That’s because it is!

At first glance, you see a mini cupcake: so cute, so sweet, so innocent and classically tempting. Next, grab and hold: “Hmmm, it’s a little heavier than usual…and no wrapper? Nice!” Just pop it in and enjoy! Over the lips and past the gums; look out belly, here it comes! Oh wait, could it be…the taste of chocolate, candy, and cake? It’s like all of my dreams wrapped in one! And yes, though some find it special to dream in color, I dream in candy…can’t help it.

Though, the first instinct may be to eat it all at once, I implore you to heed to its enchanting name: Cupcake Bites (emphasis on ‘bites’). Wouldn’t want you to miss the present inside because I’m certain you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Until next time, have a delicious day!

-NelleBelle

Cookies or Cupcakes? That is the question…

19 Dec

It’s bitter cold outside. I refuse to venture into the wilderness that is the 24 degree temperature awaiting me just outside my apartment door. I’ve decided to stay inside and start my Cupcake Monday adventures a little earlier than usual.

What’s Cupcake Monday? Well, let me catch you up to date. Seems the average person hates Monday. Hate is indeed a strong word yet, still, it wholeheartedly applies. Mondays just downright suck. You start from scratch after what should have been a fun-filled, restful weekend away from the office just to be thrust right back into work. So not fun. So I’ve decided to make Mondays a day of enjoyment. Better yet, Mondays are now a day of deliciousness 🙂 Every Sunday, NelleBelle is in the kitchen baking up scrumptious portions of lovin’ from the oven and serves them out for (drumroll, please) CUPCAKE MONDAY!!

Just imagine: You wake up Monday morning actually excited to come to work! Though, the pile of papers is still on your desk (my desk is actually a lab bench, and instead of papers it’s flooded with samples), your email is overflowing with weekend updates, and that light on your phone is taunting you with its incessant voicemails (sigh), knowing cupcakes await you is sure to put a smile on a your face.  Especially when said cupcakes are some of NelleBelle’s confections 🙂

Well, this morning I woke up wondering what to do: will I make Cookies, or will I make Cupcakes? It’s a tough question. As much as I love cupcakes, cookies are so very much in season. So which do I choose? I stared at my Kitchenaid mixer for a short while when suddenly it hit me: I’ll do both!

No, no, no. Not like that. Instead of making a tray of cookies and a separate batch of cupcakes, I made cookie-inspired cupcakes with cookie-dough insides. Mmmmmm, sweet….

Looks rather innocent, right? A dark brown sugar cupcake dazzled with honey and adorned with a rich buttercreme frosting sounds like a winner. Add a few chocolate chips and it’s almost chocolate chip cookie-like, right? Wrong. What would  truly make it a cupcake and a cookie would be to just go all out and put a cookie in it. Oh yeah, NelleBelle did it!

That’s chocolate chip cookie-dough! It was rather difficult to cut it open so you could see the magic waiting inside but you get the idea. How cool is that?

Just to be safe, I made a few variations of this cupcake. Calm down, they don’t ALL have a cookie dough center. I, personally, am terrified of eating raw cookie dough. I’m a scientist and, of all people, I should know that there’s not enough raw egg in the small amount of cookie-dough in each cupcake to actually hurt me but I still can’t bring myself to do it. I’m apparently a part of the .001% of the world that doesn’t eat raw cookie dough. Ah, well. In light of this, I made a dozen brown sugar cupcakes, a dozen brown sugar with chocolate chips, and a dozen with cookie-dough centers (6-brown sugar, 6-brown sugar w/ chocolate chips). Now I can rest easy and enjoy the remainder of this Sunday before Cupcake Monday steals it’s thunder.

Until next time, have a delicious day!

– NelleBelle