Paid in Cupcakes


Heard of being paid in love? Well, today I was paid in cupcakes.

My AWESOME clients Donald and Ngan, who I met for the first time yesterday afternoon, greeted me with a white paper bag. They said, “We brought you a gift.” I said, “Thank you!” and then they said, “We brought cupcakes.”

I think at that point my jaw hit the ground. Hard. While I composed myself, my eyes lit up and I said, “Seriously? I LOVE CUPCAKES!” I think anyone who knows me or has been following my blog knows that I have a crazy obsession with cake. I love it. Cupcakes? Love them too.

“Two of them are red velvet,” Donald said.

“I LOVE Red Velvet,” I said, “You MUST be reading my blog or something!”

And if you’ve been following my blog, you know that I have an almost unhealthy obsession with all things Red Velvet. I don’t know if it’s the color or the cream cheese frosting, but Red Velvet is my favorite. Maybe I just like it because it’s different. And delicious. And totally awesome.

I don’t think Don and Ngan knew exactly how much they had just blown me away. I’m serious about my cake. The fact that they brought me cake as a gift? AMAZING! They totally rock. Not only that, they totally rocked their engagement session on The Embarcadero in San Francisco. Can’t wait to post their pictures! Keep an eye out for them!

Brace yourself for a little cupcake photoshoot.






These lovely delicious delights are from Takes the Cake on Union Street.

I was able to identify them based on their website’s menu.

gentlemen prefer reds
Traditional southern red velvet cake topped with cream cheese frosting, this is the “reddest” red velvet cake you will ever eat!!!

chocolate raspberry
Chocolate buttermilk cake with chocolate chips topped with raspberry buttercream frosting.

blonde bombshell
Formerly Vanilla Vanilla, a light vanilla cake topped with vanilla buttercream frosting with sprinkles.

Double chocolate buttermilk cake with chocolate chips topped with vanilla Buttercream with chocolate jimmies.

opposites attract
Chocolate buttermilk cake with chocolate chips topped with peanut butter buttercream and a mini peanut butter cup.

So far, I’ve tried the chocolate raspberry and blonde bombshell. YUM!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Donald and Ngan for HOOKING IT UP. They win some serious brownie points for these bad boys.

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  • Reply Rob Her 05.21.2009 at 8:57 am

    Catie, wth, i gave you a ride to your car yesterday and you didn’t share? I see how it is. haha!

  • Reply whitney elizabeth 05.21.2009 at 9:00 am

    MMmm, all this cupcake imagery is making me want to stop working and go have a bake fest! what super sweet clients you have!!!! :)

  • Reply Heather D. 05.21.2009 at 9:05 am

    Looks and SOUNDS amazing!!!

  • Reply Lydia 05.21.2009 at 4:42 pm

    Yummy! What awesome clients!

  • Reply Mom 02.19.2010 at 4:57 pm

    Somehow I missed this one.

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