Cupcake Crazy in Cincinnati celebrating their 1st Birthday!
On Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Cupcake Crazy in Cincinnati, 7458 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati OH Cupcake Crazy is throwing a 1st Birthday Party to celebrate their 1st year of operation at their retail store. Admission is FREE and everyone is encouraged to attend.
After starting an independent business out of their home in 2011, Lisa Ebbert and her daughters, expanded to their Silverton location 1 year ago. “It’s been an exciting year and very successful!”, states Lisa, co- owner of Cupcake Crazy in Cincinnati. “We just want to share that excitement by throwing a party for our friends and customers.”
To help celebrate our 1st birthday, we will have FREE cupcakes and tastings, a Cincinnati food truck favorite, Café de Wheels will be parked outside and serving their amazing menu, and balloon animals for the kids from 4-7PM. The event will be great for the whole family whether you stop by for a few minutes for hang out for the entire time!
We will have door prizes, as well as grand prize raffles to lucky winners including:
Cupcakes for A YEAR!
Enjoy 1 dozen cupcakes of your choice each month for the next year! From now until July 20th, each time you visit the store you can register to WIN this prize. $400.00 VALUE
Amazing Birthday Party Package
Our full package includes private room for 2 hours, party hostess who leads kids through making cupcakes and then decorating. In order to make this an absolutely fabulous event for you, we’ve teamed up with a couple of our favorite vendors. Pottinger Photography has included a one hour candid party coverage and to help personalize your event How Cute is that Party? is including personalized invitations and pennant banner, cupcake wrappers/toppers and favor bags with tags! $750.00 Value
Aaron Ebbert is the assistant baker at Cupcake Crazy! He has the pleasure of working with his sisters, Lauren and Kristen and is surrounded by women all day at Cupcake Crazy. Not so sure if that is good or bad:) Aaron is 19 years old and is a student at The University of Cincinnati. He will be a sophomore next year studying Business Entrepreneurship. He wanted a job and his choices were to work with his Dad in the car business or come work with all of us and thankfully he is a part our our team as he sure is a pleasure to have around! When Aaron was a junior and senior at Anderson High School he took Business classes and did internships with Cupcake Crazy both years so he gained a lot of experience in many aspects of the business. He and his friends, who were also in the class, would run to Sam’s and other places purchasing huge quantities of sugar and butter and all of the other ingredients we needed. When we started the business out of our house we had to go out and purchase everything. Aaron did a lot of deliveries as well. He always helps getting ready for the Cincinnati Chocolate Festival and got pretty good at cake pops. He and his friend Greg dipped about 3500 of them for our display the first year!
In Aaron’s free time he LOVES tennis. He loves to play and loves to watch matches. He can’t wait for the ATP Tennis tournament this August in Cincinnati! Aaron loves to watch movies and play video games, shoot basketball, hang out with friends and waterski! He also loves animals. He gets very excited when Kristen brings her dog Baxter over to hang out:) Aaron loves to hang out with family and is fun to be around. I surely was blessed when it comes to kids.
At Cupcake Crazy in Cincinnati we do A LOT of corporate gift packaging! We create custom packages for large companies, for doctors offices, pharmaceutical reps, realtors offices and welcome packages at many hotels in the area. We make A LOT of deliveries to the surrounding college campuses like The University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. We love creating these packages for you! Above is a really fun package we offer which includes a dozen mini cupcakes, a package of chocolate covered pretzels, 2 packages of chocolate covered oreos , a dozen mini cake pops, a dozen half size cake pops and 3 decorated cupcake cookies. This package is always a hit as it includes a large variety of thing to suit everyone’s tastes. We can customize the color theme and add logos to any of this.
We are so excited we have tons of fresh picked blueberries at Cupcake Crazy! Lauren and Kristen were up at the crack of dawn Saturday and headed off to pick fresh blueberries . It was opening day for blueberry picking at Rouster’s Apple House in Milford. They went with their friend Elizabeth Leavy. It is was a berrylicious day for them:) I am sure they ate a pound of blueberries before they got them to the store! We will definitely be making lemon blueberry cupcakes, white chocolate blueberry cupcakes and blueberry pancake cupcakes. I am sure we will come up with a new recipe of 2 for fun. Just keep watching our menu and you will see the flavors.
The good news is blueberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. They are high in fiber and have about 85 calories in a whole cup! Check out this healthy recipe I found on the Web MD.We are planning to give it a try at home. It sure sounds good!
Blueberry Nectarine Granola Crisp
Makes 8 servings
5 cups blueberries 2 large nectarines, peeled, chopped 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (can substitute whole wheat or cake flour) zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups regular oats 2 tbsp chopped pecans 2 tbsp chopped almonds 2 tbsp chopped walnuts 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Combine the blueberries, nectarines, brown sugar, flour, and lemon zest in a medium bowl; toss to coat. 3. Spoon fruit mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. 4. For the topping, combine all ingredients and toss to evenly coat oat mixture and nuts with syrup. 5. Sprinkle granola over the blueberry nectarine mixture. 6. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, ice cream, or whipped topping.
Per serving: 241 calories, 5 g protein, 41 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g fiber, 22 g sugar, and 16 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 28%.
If you give it a try before I get to it be sure and let me know what you think of it.
Gotta love Facebook! We sure do! If you have not been on our Facebook page please check it out. Since before the days of our store we have been on Facebook as Cupcake Crazy. I have a Facebook page personally but I never use it because I am having way too much fun interacting with all of you on Cupcake Crazy’s page. One page is enough for me to keep up on:)
It is not possible for us to put all of the fun things we do on our website so we try to make sure each day to post a fun picture of something that is going on in the store that day. We are VERY visual people and think that the posts are so much more fun when a picture is included. We do post our flavor selection daily on Facebook as well as the website. MANY people come in with a list knowing what flavors they want when they get there.
On Facebook we post some of our upcoming events so that you all have the opportunity to participate in them. One of the most popular things we do on Facebook is our FREE STUFF Friday. Every Friday we give away a dozen cupcakes or cake pops or something like that. We like to change the giveaways depending on what we have going on. For example, today we gave away a dozen Fourth of July cupcakes to someone! Be sure and check in on our Facebook page around Wednesday when we post what our FREE STUFF Friday giveaway will be. The only thing you need to do to enter is make a comment on the post. We ask a fun questions and you just respond. We love hearing what you have to say to us.:) We REALLY appreciate when you share our page with your friends as that helps us a lot.
We LOVE to see the activity on our Facebook Page! It really helps make our jobs so much fun. Everyday we have many of our Facebook fans in the store. Facebook has been such an amazing way for us to grow our business! Thank you so much to everyone who follows our Facebook page! We appreciate your feedback and love to hear your opinions. You guys are AWESOME!