Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Sweet things

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Food find: Sweet things

During the weekend, I went to the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson for an event for Tucson's birthday. The Hotel Congress was built in 1919 as a luxury destination and is still ranked as one of the coolest places to stay as well as party.

Anyhow, I ran across this wonderful cupcake tower by Jenny Kalpinski, owner of Sweet things. It's a Western theme with skulls and a cowboy boot. There were four types of cupcakes, each decorated differently for easy identification. I tried the dark chocolate cupcake with brown sugar icing and it was fabulous. The cupcake itself was fluffy and airy, yet filling. The icing was so rich and the fondant star was yummy. It was delicious and so filling that I couldn't imagine having more than one.

Jenny's Web site has an amazing portfolio with cakes, edible sculptures, cupcakes and a host of other yummy things. She doesn't have a storefront yet, but I'm guessing she's going to blow up the Tucson wedding scene. Her prices are so competitive that I don't know why every bride isn't getting a cupcake tower. Beyond delivery and the rental fees, her menu says basic flavor cupcake with sprinkles start at $12 per dozen with a 2-dozen minimum, going up in price from there depending on how fancy you want your cupcakes.

I just can't stop looking at the tower. I wish I had an occasion to order such a tower, but I think it would look awkward just hanging out on my kitchen table in my apartment.

13 comments:

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That's a nice looking tower of cupcakes, and that cupcake with the chocolate icing and fondant star looked delish!!!:)

Asha said...

Oh my!! That is one delicious tower of cup cakes. I love the different designs there on each:)

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

That is so beautiful. I love the western theme.

tigerfish said...

Wow! I would have gone for the same dark chocolate cupcake as you. Coz I love dark chocolate.

Cynthia said...

Yes it would be awkward hanging out on the kitchen table :) It's beautiful, isn't it...

ZoeyBella said...

I've searched my whole life for a cupcake tower... *sigh* :)

Saju said...

cup cakes galore! We call them fairy cakes here in England.
I am not allowed sugar - as I am diabetic, that makes me drool even more!

Dr ve Thru said...

What a lovely display of cupcakes. Very inviting.

You only had one cupcake? :P

I don't know how many I would go for if I were there. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach! :)

team 2 said...

someone just had a feastfull of cupcakes the other day ( tho sadly we are never into cakes ) LOL

Nora B. said...

Hi Kelly, yummm! I would've have had another cupcake for the sake of "research". :-) I went to a wedding where the wedding "cake" was a cupcake tower similar to that, but the stand it was on was round. I had to control myself from snatching a cupcake as soon as I saw it.

healy said...

Amazing... I guess I could never found this beautiful cup cake tower in Malaysia. Great intro! :)

People St.Clair said...

i love cupcakes and while you'd only have one I'd have to have two.. or three... the tower looks wonderful.

stay-at-home mum said...

You dont need such a big tower. I got one of those cup cake stands that hold 23 cupcakes, and there is also a smaller one that holds about 16. For smaller home parties, I guess. Check put your local bake store for it.