What a great way to celebrate this Easter/Passover week! This coming Saturday, April 23, The Sweet Love Bake Shoppe and The Paperie are hosting an event called “Gourmet Cupcakes and Sweet Greeting Cards.”
The Sweet Love Bake Shoppe is a local business run by Joanne Metcalfe and Gary Hunter. The adventure began last September when they provided 100 cupcakes for a party. Everyone loved them so much that they decided to keep it up, and they’ve been creating delicious and beautiful cupcakes ever since!
The cupcakes come in mini- and regular-size and are regularly available by special orders of a dozen per type. This Saturday is our chance to try out some of their fabulous flavours, one cupcake (or two… or ten!) at a time.
What I love about Sweet Love is that it’s a small business that is run out of a home kitchen. They have a fun list of flavours and will make custom cupcakes, too. They even have gluten-free options! For a full menu selection and price list, click here (via Facebook). Here are some of the flavours that I can’t wait to try:
• Chocolate Mo’mint: chocolate/mint cupcake with mint icing and chocolate drizzle.
• I Said Gingerbread: gingerbread cupcake with lemon icing and candied ginger.
• No Hangover Here: stout and chocolate cupcake, man-friendly, with a “rugged crumb topping.”
And, as if you needed another reason to check them out this Saturday, Sweet Love’s cupcakes are cholesterol and trans-fat free, vegan-friendly, and absolutely gorgeous. They use high quality ingredients, including organic cane sugar, unbleached flour and real vanilla extract. Here are some pics – just looking at them is making me crave cupcakes in a very serious way!
The event takes place on April 23, 10:00 to 17:00, at the Paperie (36 Pippy Place, St John’s). Cupcakes will be sold for $2.50 to $3.00 each. Visitors to the event can also participate in a card-making workshop and take their hand-made cards home to give to a special someone ($2/each). A portion of funds raised will go towards supporting the Community Food Association and local food banks.
Find out more about Sweet Love Bake Shoppe via their Facebook page (full of mouth-watering pics) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures with permission from Sweet Love Bake Shoppe.