Thursday, September 18, 2008

Buttercream Dreams Couture Cupcakes

Today I am featuring Buttercream Dreams Couture Cupcakes. A few weeks ago I had the chance to meet owner Ashley Buker, and in the "name of research" taste her absolutely divine cupcakes! Hey I couldn't in good faith recommend her without a tasting right : ) Well let me just tell you, these cupcakes are life changing! With flavors like Copacabanana, Snickeriffic, and Banana Split, these are not your garden variety bakery cupcakes. For my tasting I had the white cake with raspberry filling and raspberry buttercream icing, as well as the cookies and cream chocolate cupcakes. The cookies and cream actually had an oreo cookie baked inside! The pictures in the posting are ones I took during the tasting.

Lemiga: Tell us a little about Buttercream Dreams Couture Cupcakes - why did you decide to start your business?

Buttercream Dreams: I just recently got married, and was so excited to receive my Kitchenaid Mixer. It's such a rite of passage to get one of those things for your wedding! I was thrilled, but had no idea what I was going to make with it. I found an amazing recipe for peanut butter chocolate cupcakes and got to mixin'. I was hooked. I simply couldn't stop. I made so many cupcakes that my poor new husband couldn't keep up with eating them all, so I started giving them away. Neighbors, friends, family, the staff at the liquor store by our house, anyone who would take them! People started asking for special orders and... the rest is delicious cupcake history!

Lemiga: How do you come up with your cupcake flavors?

Buttercream Dreams: Most often, I am just perusing the aisles of the market and I see something that inspires me. To me, there is nothing better than a chocolate covered pretzel. One day in Fresh Market I saw a chocolate covered pretzel with toffee bits and thus, the chocolate toffee pretzel cupcake is born!

Lemiga: Do you make custom flavors?

Buttercream Dreams: Absolutely! Sometimes I get too crazy and forget about the old standards. I recently had a client who was trying to choose the flavors for her wedding cupcake tower, and she shot me an email that said "Your flavor list is great... but can you just do carrot cake?" I am open to entertaining any and all ideas- no matter how zany or how normal!

Lemiga: What is your favorite cupcake flavor right now?

Buttercream Dreams: Always, always, Peanut Butter Cup.

Lemiga: What makes you different from other cupcake bakeries in Atlanta?

Buttercream Dreams: I think I stand out because I am coming from the very real and humble perspective of a recent bride. I remember very well what it is like to plan a wedding and I think that is reflected in all aspects of how I do business. I was so stressed in planning my wedding, so I always respond to my brides promptly. I was also concerned about our budget, so I try to keep my prices extremely reasonable. Lastly, I wanted my wedding to be spectacular, memorable, and personal- just like every bride- so I do whatever it takes to make sure I fulfill every wish and desire. I want my clients to feel more like they are talking with a friend than haggling with a vendor.

Lemiga: What range of services do you offer with your cupcakes for weddings and events?

Buttercream Dreams: We offer everything from custom designs in fondant and gumpaste and special cupcake liners to tower rental and delivery/set up.

I cannot not rave enough about Buttercream Dreams Couture Cupcakes! Not only is Ashley such a sweetheart, she has such a passion for her cupcakes that really comes through in each and everyone that she makes. You can truly taste the difference!


Pen and Ink Calligraphy said...

Wow! Those look and sound amazing! I may just have to make a trip to Atlanta ;)

Inkspot Workshop said...

Oh My! I can just taste them!!