Monday, August 6, 2012

CaterCow

We are now a vendor on CaterCow!  This makes ordering cupcakes from us exponentially easier.  I've been browsing it for about an hour now racking my brain for an excuse to throw a party just so I can use it.
Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Food and Fashion Networking Event on July 26



You are invited to attend:


BusyBites: Food and Fashion Networking Event

 

Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Food and Fashion: a match made in heaven!

Please join us and a select group of restaurants and fashion entrepreneurs to celebrate small U.S. based businesses! Meet the entreprenuers, ask them questions and enjoy great food in great company. 
twitter tag for this event:
#busybites

Co-Sponsored by (more info below): Kumquat Cupcakes, Honeysuckle Gelato, Oaxaca Tacos, Greensquare Tavern and Wix Lounge
Cost:
Bloggers/Journalists: FREE (must be invited OR pre-approved by info@thebrooklynbakery.com)
General Admission: $10
AGENDA:
6:00pm-7:00pm: networking and eating
7:00pm-7:15pm: brand and restaurant introductions + raffle
7:15pm-9:00pm: more networking and eating
**Each ticket recieves 1 drink (beer or wine), 1 sweet and 1 savory dish**

Friday, June 22, 2012

Class Next Thursday @ Haven's Kitchen


You guys, I'm SUPER excited about this one!  In exactly one week I'm going to be teaching my secret recipe to.....you? at the brand spankin' knew Haven's Kitchen in Manhattan.  No more of this treking to a run down warehouse that is "very brooklyn".....this time it's fancy.  This is a kitchen that I only dream of one day owning, and am excited to pretend it's mine for a few hours this next thursday the 28th.

There I will be teaching how to make two of my favorite cupcakes:
- Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Sauce
not only will you learn how to make my secret dark chocolate cupcakes, but you will also learn how to make caramel from scratch!  A talent I find very useful when eating ice cream.  :)
- Strawberry Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting
Here you will learn how I make my super dense and moist strawberry cupcakes that we will top with a lavender frosting that I like to put on everything.

The class is from 9:30am-11:30am this Thursday the 28th.   Located at Haven's Kitchen at 109 W. 17th st in Manhattan.
To sign up for the class email them at classes@havenskitchen.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cupcake Classes 5/27 - 6/03



Kumquat Cupcakery Class for Sunday May 27th - 
Located at MEX Building located at 33 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217
each class limited to 8 people
Baking with Seasonal Fruit - $50 per person
2pm – 4pm

There’s nothing quite as delicious as the first fruits of summer.  This two hour class led by Keavy will teach you how to make Kumquat Cupcakery’s secret cupcake batter along with our prize winning classic frosting recipe.  Complimentary coffee and champagne will be offered during the class as an added bonus!  
You will leave with 24 mini cupcakes, printed recipes, and a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.
Menu:
-Strawberry & Rubarb Cupcakes topped with a fresh strawberry
-Rich Chocolate Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting

Kumquat Cupcakery Class for Sunday June 3rd
Located at MEX Building located at 33 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217
each class limited to 8 people

Baking with Booze - $50 per person
2pm – 4pm

 Do you like cupcakes?  Do you like booze?  Then this class is for you!  Keavy will not only teach you how to make our top secret cupcake recipe, but will have complimentary coffee & champagne to warm your soul while doing so.
You will leave with 24 mini cupcakes, printed recipes, and a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. 
Menu:
- Lime & Cilantro Cupcakes doused in tequila topped with tequila frosting and, of course, a bit of lime salt.  
- Chocolate cherry cupcakes topped with rich chocolate frosting and a homemade cherry port sauce. 
     SIGN ME UP! 

To sign up click one of the links above or email CLASSES@KUMQUATCUPCAKERY.COM with yourname,
number, and which class you wish to attend
.
xo
Keavy Blueher

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kumquat Cupcakery Spring Classes!


The jig is up!  Keavy wants to teach you her SECRET mini cupcake recipe!

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Kumquat Cupcakery Class for Sunday May 6th - SOLD OUT
Located at MEX Building located at 33 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217
each class limited to 8 people
Baking with Seasonal Fruit - $50 per person
2pm – 4pm
Pumpkin
There’s nothing quite as delicious as the first fruits of summer.  This two hour class led by Keavy will teach you how to make Kumquat Cupcakery’s secret cupcake batter along with our prize winning classic frosting recipe.  Complimentary coffee and local beer will be offered during the class as an added bonus!  
You will leave with 24 mini cupcakes, printed recipes, and a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.
Menu:
-Strawberry & Rubarb Cupcakes with Homemade Crisp Topping
-Chocolate Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting

Kumquat Cupcakery Class for Sunday May 13th
Located at MEX Building located at 33 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217
each class limited to 8 people

Baking with Booze - $50 per person
2pm – 4pm
Burbon
Do you like cupcakes?  Do you like booze?  Then this class is for you!  Keavy will not only teach you how to make our top secret cupcake recipe, and our delicious caramel bourbon sauce, but will have complimentary coffee & beer to warm your soul while doing so.
You will leave with 24 mini cupcakes, printed recipes, and a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. 
Menu:
-Coffee cupcakes with our classic vanilla frosting topped with a homemade caramel bourbon sauce.
-Cherry Cupcakes with our classic vanilla frosting drizzeled with homemade cherry port sauce.
SIGN ME UP! 

To sign up click one of the links above or email CLASSES@KUMQUATCUPCAKERY.COM with your name,
number, and which class you wish to attend
.
xo
Keavy Blueher

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fashion and cupcakes go so well together

Here are some cupcakes Kumquat Cupcakery recently made for a party at Bergdorf Goodman. These were made to look like different lipstick colors, and I think turned out quite well. Look at that red frosting!!! I love it.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Too sweet to not post




I got the sweetest email today from a fan who was visiting NYC and managed to hunt down my cupcakes at the Dean & Deluca on 40th st and 8th ave. Here is a snippet from the email she sent me and some images taken from her blog.

"Keavy,

Thank you so much for your cupcakes =) This one was our favorite and so was the maple bacon and salted chocolate. Ahh, we loved them so much; they DEFINITELY lived up to its reputation! Now if only my bf would propose to me I'd be scheduling you to cater our wedding =P just kidding... kinda heh.
Thanks again, we love NYC and Kumquat Cupcakery! Woot!
Shana "
During their stay they went on a cupcake crawl checking out all the different cupcakes manhattan has to offer. They checked out Crumbs, Magnolias, Baked by Melissa, and Kumquat Cupcakery.......thank goodness for Dean & Deluca.
To read about their adventures and what they thought of the different places GO HERE!


THANKS SHANA!

Kumquat got married!!


Well....the folks AT Kumquat Cupcakery got married!
This last month both Megan (head cupcake baker) and I acquired new last names, a ring, and a best friend for life.

Mr. & Mrs. Megan and Anthony LaMarca

Mr. & Mrs. William and Keavy Blueher

What did I have for my dessert you ask? Why cheese of course...... ; )

Bill and I were a bit sneaky about our wedding. We invited both our families together for a fun filled weekend in NY and upon arriving told them that we were getting married......the next day! It was truly amazing. My cousin dario married us by the water in east river park in Williamsburg, and then we all went back to his place to devour amazing cheese and champagne before heading to a loooooong celebratory dinner at Pastis. If only we could do that everyday.....
To see some pictures of the event you can go HERE.
xoxox
Keavy Blueher

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Party at Victoria Secrets

Yesterday morning, my crew and I delivered 1,500 cupcakes to Victoria Secrets. They were having a employee appreciation day which included massages, manicures, CUPCAKES, gift bags, and a giant game show spinning wheel things (do they have a name??). I'm hoping no Kumquat employees read this - the way I show appreciation is with a hug! :)
The display was beautiful, and as one of the women who works there pointed out, it looks very vintage. I love that.




Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mini Cupcakes Classes at The Brooklyn Kitchen

I'll be teaching how to bake the best mini cupcakes this side of the Mississippi come April 17th at the Brooklyn Kitchen. To buy tickets go to http://www.thebrooklynkitchen.com/web-store/index.php?product=04-17+Mini+Cupcake&c=1




SEE YOU THERE!!!
xo
Keavy

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Brooklyn Winery pics & video!

Last night at The Brooklyn Winery was so much fun.....seriously so. much. fun! The folks who work there are all so nice and accommodating, and the atmosphere is cozy and beautiful. My type of place.
There was only a few dozen folks who came through so I was able to sit and really talk to them about the business, or what they are interested in seeing from the biz. It wasn't a mob of people grabbing for free cupcakes - definitely a breath of fresh air.
They don't know it yet, but I think I might ask to do it again in the next coming months. ;)

video

I was able to corner Nichelle from Cupcakes Take the Cake and get a video of her trying the Port & Cherry cupcake (the winning flavor of the night).



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TONIGHT!!! At the Brooklyn Winery


Come eat cupcakes, drink wine, and chat with me TONIGHT at the Brooklyn Winery.

I'll be there from 7pm-10pm - depending on how long supplies last. Here is the line up of cupcakes that I will be GIVING AWAY!

Maple Bacon
Port & Cherry
Chocolate Lavender

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What happens when you combine a cookie and a cupcake??

Amazingness happens.

Below is a video of the moment I thought to take our homemade chocolate cookie dough and put it smack dab in the middle of a cupcake.
I wasn't sure if it was going to make a big difference, or just taste like a normal chocolate and vanilla cupcake, but upon biting into it I knew this creation was going to have to stick around for awhile. Think dense buttery cake cut with chewy chocolate cookie, gooey frosting with a little cookie crunch on top. ummm, yeah. not too shabby.

video


My friend Abi (a chocolate connoisseur/lover/critic) got the privilege of trying the first one. There wasn't a lot of speaking while she was eating it, but there was a lot of eye rolling and cooing.


We will be shipping these off to Dean & Deluca as well as bringing them to the Brooklyn Flea starting next week.

xo
Keavy

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saint Patricks Day Cupcakes!!!

Ladies and Gentleman,
I'm pleased to introduce this years Saint Patrick's Day cupcakes!!!

(from left to right)
-Irish Coffee Cupcake: Coffee cake soaked in whiskey (all the alcohol is burnt off :( ) topped with a fluffy vanilla frosting and green sprinkles.
-The Grasshopper: Rich chocolate cake with mint frosting topped with homemade chocolate cookie crumble and homemade chocolate sauce
-Bailey's Irish Cream Cupcake: Bailey's cake topped with vanilla frosting and topped with homemade baileys caramel sauce.


You can find these starting tomorrow at Dean & Deluca NY Times, and Dean & Deluca Time Warner. You can also find them this weekend at the Brooklyn Flea!

If you would like to place an order for a delivery on the 16th or 17th try to let us know by Sunday the 13th. Send us an email at orders@kumquatcupcakery.com

xoxoxo
Keavy

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wedding Cupcakes

We delivered these beautiful cupcakes to Bergdorf Goodman today for a wedding. I really love the color combination, and fun frosting on these; they are perfect for a spring (or almost spring) wedding.


xo
Keavy

Friday, March 4, 2011

FLAVOR OF THE WEEK! Port, Cherry & Ricotta

Holy Mama! This cupcake's a doozy! I don't think I have to try to hard to sell you on this one. Instead I'll just show you a bunch of photos......

I boiled a pound of dried cherries in port mixed with a little orange zest to start. After they cooled a bit I separated the cherries from the port syrup and pureed it into a cherrie paste that I folded into the cake. Which you can see in the image below.....

How pretty is that little guy?? The cherries add a tiny bit of tartness which I love.

I then used a TON of ricotta for the frosting. In foresight I should have contacted Betsy of Salvatore Brooklyn Ricotta and gotten theirs.....but that's what I get for being so last minute with things. I used a pretty good ricotta from a amish farm upstate.

Come grab one tomorrow at the Brooklyn Flea!!! We keep selling out so get there early!

Brooklyn Flea
One Hanson Place Brooklyn
10am-5pm

xoxox
Keavy

Friday, February 25, 2011

The making of the TRIPLE CHOCOLATE THREAT!

Now, I have to say, I am probably the worlds biggest chocolate fan. As a kid my two favorite deserts were chocolate mousse and flourless chocolate cake. I've spent my life searching out a chocolate creation that was too rich for me, but at the same time creating ultimate bliss in my mouth. Well folks, today was the day! We DID IT. This is the most ridiculous concoction I've ever made, and this is coming from a lady who puts bacon on a cupcake!


Watch as megan assembles the first ever Triple Chocolate Threat at Kumquat Cupcakery......


These will be featured THIS WEEKEND at the Brooklyn Flea!!!!
Saturday & Sunday
One Hanson Place
10am - 5pm

SEE YOU THERE!
xo
Keavy

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thinking Local with Brooklyn Winery!


PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDER NOW! pleeeeease. :)
I would love to meet and chat with some of you!
xo
Keavy

Here is the description of the evening from their site bkwinery.com.....

Don’t miss our next Thinking Local event on Wednesday, March 16 from 7 to 10pm, where will host Kumquat Cupcakery, a 2011 nominee for Metromix New York’s Best of Cupcakes Award. Swing by the wine bar to meet owner and cupcake creator Keavy Landreth and sample her beautiful, bite-sized cupcakes in unique flavors such as Lemon & Lavender and Maple Bacon.

For more information on Kumquat Cupcakery, visithttp://www.kumquatcupcakery.com/.

Entry is free.
21 and Up

About the Thinking Local Series:
New York City is renowned for being home to countless talented individuals creating unique products. So we’ve created the Thinking Local Series—events at Brooklyn Winery that showcase local artisans and their wares. Visit our Thinking Local Series to discover fantastic NYC-born products and meet the personalities behind them.

Desiree Spinner Events photography

A few weeks back Desiree Spinner Events ordered a hoopla of colorful valentines cupcakes to be used in a photoshoot. I must say, when I heard they were going to put them on a table I couldn't of imagined THIS! So so beautiful, and just goes to show how creative you can get with these little guys.




Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I think that in honor of this never ending winter I want to pay tribute to one of my favorite things in the world at the flea this weekend -- CHOCOLATE.

Here is THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CUPAKE!!! don. don. donnnnn......
(I will try to get a better picture tomorrow, this is just a little teaser)
Dark Chocolate Cake, with chocolate mousse filling, chocolate frosting and chocolate salted caramel drizzle. ommmmggg.

ALSO!
I shipped these off to Dean & Deluca this morning. It's Almond Cake with Chocolate Drizzle, and Pumpkin cake with candied pecans.


xoxoxoox
Keavy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Metromix Best of NY

Metromix is having a Best Cupcake of NY Contest! Vote for Kumquat!!!


Also, does anyone know what Metromix actually does? Don't they seem to be EVERYWHERE??

Monday, February 14, 2011

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

Here's a little video of me finishing up my morning deliveries. It's the first time in 3 years that I've done the valentines deliveries all by myself, and it went so smoothly! I'm now back at my office, drinking tea, and thinking about what our Saint Patricks flavors will be......oh goodness.


xoxoxoxxoxoox
Keavy

video


Saturday, February 12, 2011

How cute is Colleen?

Here she is sipping a bubble tea from Thirstea, and lookin' adorable.


Colleen is new to the cupcake world, but I've known her since she was a wee little lass. She lived directly across the street from me in our small hometown of Mount Vernon WA, and her dad was my acting teacher in high school! I might add I got lead in one of the school plays, but it's not a big deal. (big winky face)
Here's a picture of the valentines cupcakes she'll be slinging tomorrow. She says her favorite is the Strawberry Champagne. Good call Colleen.