Thursday, January 28, 2010


Deathcake Royale is back! For those of you who have lived lives so pure as to be untouched by this sinister beast, it is time to come to the dark side. Dark chocolate, that is. The darkest. And the chocolaty-est. Muwahahahahaaaaaa!

It's Death-by-Chocolate meets Cupcake Royale, and it is Seattle's most lovingly lethal cupcake. Beneath its cloak of dark chocolate ganache lurk layers of unspeakable Deathcake goodness. We start it off right with a layer of the very best chocolate money can buy - Theo Chocolate. We use it in an intense layer of flourless decadence, sure to have you begging for mercy, or at least a glass of milk.

On top of that, sink your sweet tooth into a bold layer of Stumptown Espresso ganache. This little jolt of caffeinated goodness should provide you with the juice you need to make it through the remaining layers.

Up next: Chocolate cake Royale. Our new, "More Moisty-er!" recipe. Because it wouldn't be a cupcake without the Royale.

Then, because we are not done yet, (and neither are you) we drench the whole thing in a whisper thin layer of dark choclate ganache. Just enough to lock in the delicious mystery that is Deathcake.

So, pile on the protective gear and head on over to your neighborhood Cupcake Royale. Deathcake is here, but only through Valentine's Day. DO NOT MISS OUT. In fact, why don't you just click HERE to order one now.

THEN, click HERE to blow someone THE KISS OF DEATHCAKE on Twitter. Show your Deathcake Tweet, (and tell your Tweeting Sweetie to do the same) and we'll hook you up with a limited-edition Deathcake Royale sticker.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Local Arts Twofer!

We heart art.

Oh geez. Art's in trouble...again. And this time, we are not talking about Art Bell.

You all heard of 4Culture? Of course you have. You're no fool. 4Culture is super rad, using the King County lodging tax to give much needed support to hundreds of artists, arts organizations, theaters, museums, local history projects and bands every year. That funding is set to expire in two years. Say it ain't so! Well, maybe you can. Tomorrow night, Advocate4Culture, (a citizen advocacy group) is rallying the troops with friend and neighbor Grey Gallery & Lounge. If you think art is important to the community you and yours call home, get your booty on over there, and figure out how you can make a difference in securing these necessary funds for the vibrant culture you love.

The deets:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Grey Gallery & Lounge
1512 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Meet other lovers of the arts. Join the effort to preserve and improve the culture of this city. Shake a tail feather to the sweet sounds of DJ Vital. And, of course, get in on some free babycake action. What's a Seattle arts event without free babycakes?

Grey Gallery & Lounge - Friend. Neighbor. (Art) Lover.

Oh yeah - the twofer. Grey Gallery & Lounge + 4Culture - duh. Two great tastes that taste great together. Support 'em both in one shot. Tomorrow. Do it. Do. It.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friday Flavor Face-off!

It's a battle Royale...literally! We wanna know which cupcake yous guys like best. Which delicious flavor reigns supreme? Is it Barack Obama's favorite treat - chocolate salted caramel, or Elvis Presley's beloved peanut butter and banana?

Just two fine-lookin' gents who love some cupcakes.

On one side, you got a dark chocolate cake Royale topped with house made caramel buttercream, Fleur de Sel, and dark chocolate curls. We launched it last year on Inauguration Day, as Obama is a professed fan of Fran's Salted Caramels. A man of taste, for sure.

This January, we launched the Velvet Elvis. In honor of what would have been The King's 75th birthday, (TODAY!) we have a moist banana cake topped with a rich, chocolate peanut butter fudge frosting. Because everyone knows how Elvis loved his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

So, what'll it be? The President, or The King? Salted Caramel, or Velvet Elvis? Which great flavor reigns supreme for Seattle's cupcake connoisseurs?