Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cupcakes - The Other Food Group

The opening of 'Piece O Cake Custom Creations' on Prince William Street in Saint John was HUGE news to the locals. People's mouths were watering days before the adorable awnings were installed at the location. The more I talked about it, the more people were curious about how I already knew about ‘the cupcake lady’. I felt inspired to revisit the details of the fantastic tasting event Sherry (the mastermind behind Piece O Cake) and I put together.

I introduced myself to Sherry via her Facebook page in the Fall of 2010. I noticed she was discussing hosting a wedding cake tasting party in her home. I let her know I was new to the city and new to the events planning industry and would love to assist. Little did we know the announcement of a tasting party would bring almost 200 emails from soon to be brides over the moon excited to attend.

So much interest meant that the event had to be held outside of Sherry’s home. Red Whale was still with open in KV and there’s nothing that goes better with cake than a delicious coffee or fancy beverage whipped cream on top.  Sean was gracious enough to keep extra staff on after hours so we could host 80 brides and their +1 in two sessions throughout the evening. The existing red, white and black color scheme inside made it easy for me to add a few special touches (white linens, black photo frames, white vases with spray painted branches and DIY cupcake liner poms) and made the space perfect for an evening event. Sherry’s massive faux 5 tired wedding cake example provided an amazing centerpiece and immediately drew everyone to where the cake was featured.

Speaking of delicious, lovely Johanne and Ivan from Sudsmuffin provided amazing sample sized goodies that I assembled into treat bags for the attendees to take home at the end of the evening.  Sarah from Sarah's Sweet Treats provided bright red candy apples and fantastic heart shaped sugar cookies for the brides and guests to try. Randi Gallant was on hand to capture all of the evening’s events.

Sad you missed the event and didn’t have a chance to try out all 6 incredible flavours of cake? Go visit the shoppe! You will find Sherry (and sometimes her husband too!) on Prince William St, uptown Saint John. Check out her website for pricing and flavours!