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Sprinkle a little Joy on your Holiday Treats!


There’s something so special about baking together during the holidays. Whether you’re baking up a favorite cookie recipe, sugar cookies or a really fun gingerbread house, I bet your kitchen is filling up your home with the familiar scents of comfort and joy. To make your holidays extra special this year, try topping your sugar cookies or cupcakes with the new line of gourmet sprinkles from Confectionery Cake Shop! They’re perfect for dressing up your already sweet treats and adding an extra touch of goodness to them!

They come an a variety of options, from jumbo red and green sprinkles to teeny tiny white nonpareils and each package is only $2.95! Where can you pick up these lovely little decorative candies? You can shop for them at Sweet Spot Candies in historic downtown Faribault, MN or you can pre-order them by emailing confectionerycakes@gmail.com. Shipping is an option… look for the etsy posting soon!

A Winter Wedding!

Most Minnesotans would expect there to be two feet of snow by the turn of the new year, but this year has been a surprisingly brown winter. As Leah and Matt planned there winter wedding, I know somewhere deep down, they were hoping for snow… and the morning of their wedding, there was a beautiful snowfall that covered the ground in white! What a beautiful backdrop for their big day.

This was a fun wedding to create a cake for because the decorations and flowers were surrounding the woodland theme with golds, red berries, and lots of fresh evergreen scents in the air! Their cake was a chocolate cake with raspberry filing and fresh vanilla almond buttercream. The cupcakes that fed the guests were vanilla cake with bavarian cream filling, chocolate cake with bavarian cream filling and carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream. They were decorated with a handmade chocolate twig and fondant berry. The cupcakes were displayed in a custom cupcake stand that the couple got to keep. The Vintage Ballroom in Faribault was a beautiful venue that was the perfect place to celebrate their winter wedding. Congratulations to the lovely couple, Leah and Matt!

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How SWEET It Is – Cupcakes at the Sweet Spot!

Cupcakes at the Sweet Spot

Did you know that you can pick up a fresh baked Confectionery Cupcake each and every day that the Sweet Spot in downtown Faribault is open (Tues-Sat)? This week is a big week for Sweet Spot owners, Marie and Kerry McCarthy as their son Zack (who also works at the shop) is getting married tomorrow to the lovely Camille (who ALSO works at the shop)! Talk about a family business! In honor of their wedding, you can find special wedding decorated cupcakes in Tiffany Blue Buttercream (I know!!) right there in the store. There are plenty of cupcakes to go around, but only a limited amount of wedding ones, so stop by early and pick up a box of 4 cupcakes to bring to work today! They are open from 8am-5pm and are located at 209 Central Ave.

Don’t forget about the Cupcake Cravers Club, a Sweet Spot Candies exclusive. It’s a punch card where you get your 5th cupcake free!! See store for details. Okay, there’s a really big wedding tomorrow… so I’ve got to run and pick up some fresh ingredients and then head on over to the kitchen. Photos of the McCarthy wedding cake… coming soon!

Cupcakes For The Cure!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Confectionery Cake Shop is ready to bake over 1,200 cupcakes for the cure, but only with YOUR help! Starting today, you can pre-order special cupcakes for delivery on October 1st – October 31st. Place an order for a dozen “Cupcakes for the Cure” and you’ll be participating in in the Susan G Komen Passionately Pink Program, partnered with ACH Bake For The Cure to support breast cancer research. For each order placed, 50% will go toward the cure (that’s $10 per dozen!). The first 100 customers to order 2 dozen or more cupcakes will receive a very special donor pin as a free gift! This is a great way to support the cause and treat your clients, co-workers, family and friends to a cupcake as a way to remind them to get checked or to help honor and remember a loved one! Each order is delivered to your home or office between 10am-2pm M-F or you have the option to pick your order up from Sweet Spot Candies in Faribault during their regular business hours. Check the team site often to see how close we are getting to our $1000.00 goal!

There are a few ways to participate. One way is to order white, chocolate or marble cupcakes with the pink bow on them by emailing confectionerycakes@gmail.com and put ‘Cupcakes for the Cure” in the subject title (please see delivery and order info under the Menu & Pricing tab above – orders are limited to the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area within 60 miles of Faribault, MN). You can also call in the order to 507-384-9008, stop into Sweet Spot Candies and fill out a special form or I will also be stopping into local businesses in Faribault where you may place your order then!

Not in the mood for a cupcake, but still want to give? Feel free to go directly to the Team website and donate any gift amount.

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It’s that simple – You ORDER, We GIVE.

Thank you so much! – Laura O’Connor, Team Captain

A Good Ole Country Wedding Celebration!

Cupcakes for all!

Weddings in the summertime in Minnesota are so beautiful. The grass is green, people are in the best mood and of course, ready for a party. The Stokke wedding was nothing short of a good time. The ceremony and reception site was at the beautiful Historic Breuntrup farm, located in Maplewood, just outside of St. Paul, MN. The tables were covered in mason jars, daisies and a variety of vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate monograms and fondant daisies. There was also a two tiered wedding cake for the couple to share with the head table! It was white vanilla cake with amaretto mousse, chocolate bavarian cream and vanilla bavarian cream fillings. All in all, it was a beautiful day, surrounded by family, friends and a beautiful couple!

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The Great Big Cupcake CAKE!

The Cupcake CAKE!

What could be more fun than a cupcake that feeds you and a ton of your friends?! I have a feeling the giant Cupcake cake is going to make some grand appearances at lots of unique celebrations and smash cake baby photos! It can be iced in buttercream or iced in rolled fondant for a more cartoon look. It comes fully equip with jumbo sprinkles and a cherry on top! The one pictured here was dark chocolate cake in the cup, white vanilla cake for the top and filled with red raspberry fruit filling! At $48.00, it’s one of coolest cakes to hit the menu and is sure to be a hit at your next party. Have it boxed up and delivered for free in Faribault! ‘Oooohhh’ and ‘ahhhhhh’s are surely expected.

A Rewards Program that Pays out in CUPCAKES!!

Cupcake Cravers Club

Introducing the Confectionery Cake Shop Cupcake Cravers Club, the punch card that rewards you with buttercream and sprinkles! The next time you purchase a cupcake, make sure to grab one of these cards and keep it in your wallet. Make another purchase, receive another punch. Once you’ve made four purchases, you get to pick out any cupcakes in the case at the Sweet Spot and take it home for FREE! (I personally would use this for a filled cupcake or a jumbo one if you haven’t tried those yet.) This is just our way of saying Thank You and… enjoy!

*One punch per visit or order, per day.

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