Yup…we have vegan cupcakes!

Our vegan friends love cupcakes too. So we bake vegan cupcakes fresh all day everyday.

We spent months perfecting these recipes to make certain that they taste just as sweet and delicious as all of our other flavors. We use the highest quality ingredients possible and all ingredients are certified vegan. Even the flour and sugar!

To make them taste delicious and still ensure that the cupcakes are vegan we make a few substitutions. Some examples include:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Soy Cream Cheese
  • Earth Balance Butter Substitute
  • Coconut Yogurt
  • Vegan Sugar & Flour

Our vegan cupcakes come in 3 flavors! Chocolate, Vanilla, and of course, RED VELVET;  yummy cupcakes that you can feel good about eating!

You can tell our vegan cupcakes from our regular ones by the cute little vegan chocolate cutouts on top in three shapes, stars, hearts and circles. They’re dusted with shimmery edible lustre dust, too! Pretty…..!

Our bakers are all smiles when they make these dreamy cupcakes!

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Weddings-Weddings-Weddings-Galore!

So, usually this time of year we start focusing on the holidays since weddings are slowing down a bit for us but NOT THIS YEAR! It seems that the hot new time to get married is October and November. Whew, we are baking those wedding cupcakes like crazy this weekend!

Wanna see a few recent weddings we have done this summer? With trusty iPhone in hand, we snapped a few shots over the last few weeks. Every wedding is very different, as you can see….

Also, if you are planning a wedding, check out this awesome article about avoiding common errors in planning your wedding. We think you should just focus on having fun and enjoying your day!

Did you know we will visit with you and your fiance to chat about our wedding services for free? No obligation! Call us and we’ll set up a visit @ 503-222-4404.

HAPPY PLANNING!

Benefit Day Tuesday 12/22/09 for “Our House” of Portland

Every Tuesday, Cupcake Jones donates 5% of our total sales to a different local non profit organization. This week our beneficiary is an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts, Our House of Portland.

Since 1988, Our House has been a residential care facility that provides services for people with HIV/AIDS.  Residents work with skilled professionals in nursing, social work and occupational therapy. 

At Our House, some residents regain their health and become independent enough to be discharged.  Others remain at Our House for continued intensive services, maintenance services or palliative care. 

    * Resident capacity: 14
    * 24 Hour Skilled Nursing Services
    * Intensive HIV/AIDS Clinical Services
    * On site Social Work and Occupational Therapy services

Cupcake Jones is a long time supporter of Our House and we are so excited to support them with a Benefit Day.

All day long, every cupcake purchased and every order placed for the future will count toward the donation. You can help by planning your holiday purchases, placing orders for Christmas, Solstice, New Year’s Eve, or any celebrations! Even upcoming birthdays.

It’s quick and easy, give us a call. Peruse our mouth watering menu HERE before you call us at 503-222-4404.

Thanks for supporting “Our House” and Cupcake Jones all year long.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

~Lisa, Peter, and the Cupcake Jones Crew

a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!

The hardest part of having a bakery that changes the menu as much as we so is that every month we have to try new creations. OK, so I am kidding! The test baking is the best! The employees practically fight to work on the days we are trying new things. This month was particularly fun.

We usually reserve our first look at the monthly menu for all of the people who get our newsletter (you can sign up on our website) but to tempt you into signing up for our newsletter, here is an early copy of the menu. You can get the menu before anyone else each month by signing up!

The theme for September is “After School Snacks” since it’s back to school time. 

Fun favorites like Chocolate Fluffernutter and Cinnamon Bun are back and we have some new stuff too. New introductions include Apples ‘n Pears (what sounds like a healthy after school snack is actually a spice cake filled with fruit and topped with cream cheese icing…YUM!). Another new one that we are all super excited about it rice crispie treat! If you’ve never had marshmallow buttercream frosting, you have to try this cupcake. It is AMAZING!

So there you have it…after school snacks you can enjoy any time of day!

ENJOY and see you at the bakery!
~Lisa and Peter

lovely meringue and appreciation

So, every once in a while I look at what we are doing here and am so impressed by these amazing pastry chefs. The creativity and skill that it takes to do these things is incredible and I am so appreciative!

Today is one of those days. I packed up a Happy Hour Six Pack for a woman this morning and looked at it and said “yowza”. I seriously said that. Here’s why.

OK, so here is what we have today. Get ready for your mouth to water….

Top Left: Mocha Porter: Porter Chocolate Cake made with Rogue Ales Chocolate Porter Beer. It is filled with Mocha Pastry Cream, topped with Mocha Buttercream and a Crumble of Coffee Beans and Chocolate.

Top Center: Key Lime “Martini”: Lime Cake filled with Lime Curd Pastry Cream topped with Whipped Cream and a Hand Candied Lime Chip

Top Right: Mixed Berry Cobbler ala Mode: Moist Yellow cake filled with Mixed Berry Filling topped with Vanilla Bean Buttercream, Mixed Berry Drizzle and a Pie Crust Cookie

Bottom Left: The Pearl: White Velvet Cake filled with Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream topped with Vanilla Bean Buttercream, Edible Glitter and a Hand Made White Chocolate Pearl

Bottom Center: Lemon Meringue: Lemon Cake filled with Lemon Curd Pastry Cream topped with Blow Torch Toasted Meringue (seriously! you should see this!) and a Homemade Lemon Chip. This is my favorite today, it is DELICIOUS!

Bottom Right: Our Most Popular Cupcake of all: Downtown Cupcake Brown: Devil’s Food Cake filled with Sour Cream Chocolate Ganache topped with our super rich and sweet Fudge Frosting and fresh grated dark chocolate.

mmmmmmmmmmmm…………..

And everything is made right here! Lemon Chips, Lime Chips, the White Chocolate Pearls, Cinnamon and Sugar Pie Dough Cookies, Mixed Berry Yummy Goodness, all of it! They are awesome and so committed to quality.

Here is Elizabeth “Toasting” the meringue while curious customers watch. It’s not as easy as it looks!

Drop in. We might be making these when you get here. We only have this cupcake every friday in May.

See you at the bakery!

~Lisa