Thursday, June 13, 2013

Playing Catch up!

I can't believe it has been almost a year since my last post!  Its been quite a busy year here with lots of ups, downs, turn arounds, and of course, cakelet making.  The Cupcake Envy Book is in its finally stages and I am very grateful to the publishers for their patience and guidance throughout the process.  I had no idea how challenging a book is to create and I can tell you, I cannot wait until I can finally hold it in my hands. The publishing date is set for early 2014....whew!

I am very excited about our new class offerings and think there is something for everybody.
Interested in mini cake design? Just click on the Cupcake Envy Classes link below and learn more about each of our classes.  Reserve your spot today!

November 2-3, 2013

Here's a sneak peek-

Tiered Mini Cakes

Sphere Shaped Cakelets

     Pretty Mini Purses

Flower Power!

I am so excited to see everyone in class this November!  xoxo

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Fall Class Schedule

Fall is just around the corner and we have 2 new classes that we just can't wait to tell you about!
Class Registration can be purchased through Cupcake Envy's shopping cart at:

Hand Painting on Fondant

This 3 hour class is an introduction to the wonderful world of hand paint on fondant.  Each student will leave with a heart shaped cakelet beautifully painted using techniques taught in class.
Topics covered:
-         brushes
-         mixing colors
-         blending techniques
-         design placement and balance

 In addition, each student will leave with a started set of petal dusts including 5 colors used in class.

Date:  September 15th  
Time:  9 AM - 12 PM
Location:  1624 Heritage Garden St. Wake Forest, NC

Price  $100.00 per person

Mini Wonky Cakes

Welcome to the world wonky mini cakes!  In this class each student will learn how to create, stack, and decorate a 3 tiered mini wonky cake.

Topics covered:
-         baking pan options
-         stacking tiers
-         decorating ideas

 In addition, each student will leave with a set of 3 mini wonky baking pans in their choice of round or squared.  Let the fun begin!
Date- September  15, 2012
Time- 2-5 PM
Location - 1624 Heritage Garden St.  Wake Forest, NC

Price   $125.00 per person

Catching up with Cupcake Envy

Wow!  It's been a long time since I've blogged, so here we go.  The last few months here have been crazy good and crazy not so good.  I have been working on our book which is  coming along nicely.  This is the first book for Cupcake Envy and I can't wait until the word is written and off to the the publishers.  There are approximately 40 cakelet designs for you to try your hand including various difficulty levels, themed projects, and templates  (yay!!!!)  Again, this is such an exciting opportunity and the process has been an amazing learning experience.

Now, for the crazy not so good.  As many of you may be aware, I have lived with Lupus since being diagnosed when I was 10 years old.  I have managed to live a fairly normal life barring my mother's constant screaming, "Amy, put your sunscreen on!!!!!!!!!!  Yikes.   I consider myself a very lucky Lupus patient as the bumps in the road have not been so bad.  About 2 months ago, I started having chest episodes that were very scary and painful as well as significant fatigue.  That led to doctor visits and more bumps in the road.  In addition, I was graced with a bizarre rash on my legs that was leaving scars and leaving a few of the doctor's scratching their heads.  Possible causes included kidney disease or Diabetes.  Now, for those of you out there with Lupus, the last thing you ever want to hear is kidney disease.  I am in my 3rd different treatment and the rash is starting to look better.  This is where Cupcake Envy comes in.  Folks, before anything, I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful boys; 12 and 10 years old.  Many of you can relate to the ups and downs of parenting and even those times that you feel like you are functioning in pure survival mode.  ANd what killed me the most was not being in control and having to lay down instead of go! go! go!  Unfortunately, Cupcake Envy was put on the back burner.  I had to focus on getting better and being there for my family.  We've managed to make it through these past months with amazing support of neighbors, friends, and most of all, a sense of humor.  Now I have always been able to find funny in almost everything, ask around. It is isn't funny, I would make it funny.  This time, it was pretty hard to find the funny.  Overall, I am feeling better, I have my energy almost back to normal and I've gotten back to teach classes.  Boy, have I missed that!  I t feels so good to see students again and create beautiful cakelets together.

I want to thank you for all of your support and kind words on Cupcake Envy's Facebook page.  It really did help and brought a smile to my face throughout this process.  Now, it's back to work!!!!!!  The old Amy is back so watch out for bizarre cakelet designs, new fall cakelet classes, and favorite new tools and pans I can't wait to share with you.  Let the cakelet revolution begin!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Living Social Deal

There has been a change in class location:

Holiday Inn Express  Raleigh North
11400 Common Oaks Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
Thank you for purchasing our Living Social Deal for a 2.5 cupcake decorating class and double DVD set.  Below are class dates to choose from.  We have a 10 student limit and class dates fill on a first come first serve basis.  Once you decide on a class date that works for you, please email us at with the following information:
Voucher Code
Phone number
1st and 2nd choice class date.

We will in turn, send you a confirmation.  If the class date you wish to sign up for is full, we will promptly email you so that you can choose an alternate date.

We have a 72 hour cancellation policy for our classes. Same date class cancellations cannot be rescheduled.

June 26                                              August 14                                 October 9

June 28                                              August 16                                 October  18

July 10                                                September 18

July 12                                                September  20

Any questions regarding classes, registering for class, or canceling a class should be communicated through our website contact us page or by directly email Cupcake Envy at

Thank you again for purchasing our deal, we looking forward to seeing you in class!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cupcake Envy's Living Social Deal!!!

Living Social Deal
Thank you for purchasing our Living Social Deal.  To redeem your purchase, please choose a class date from below and email us at with your preferred class date, your name, and your Living Social promo code.
**All classes run from 6-9 PM**

Class dates:
November 21         December 8      January 24          February 9        May 8               June 14

November 29         January  3         January  26         April 10              May 10            August 14

December 6           January 5           February 7          April 12              June 12           August  16

Monday, September 12, 2011

All new classes for November!

Check out the new November Classes!
Cupcake Envy is offering 3 fun holiday themed classes and also a class teaching how to ship your goodies anywhere in the country.
For full class description and to register, click here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Yay!!!  Giveaways!!!

Cupcake Envy is offering 2 really cool giveaways for all cakelets lovers throughout the world! 

Giveaway #1-

Win a Cupcake Envy Sphere Shaped DVD with the necessary baking pan!  From Christmas Ornaments and baubles to sports balls and planets,  this DVD will teach you everything you need to know and you'll have the pan to make it happen.

How to Enter:
Two easy steps! 
1. Simply tell us in the comments section on this blog post why you think cakelets are awesome.  
2.Copy and paste your response onto our FB Fan Page. (see the link below)

You HAVE to complete both steps to be eligible for this giveaway.

Cupcake Envy

Promote Your Page Too

-Participation in this giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on August31, 2011. 
-The winner will be chosen by random drawing on September 1, 2011. 
-One entry per person. 
-Multiple entries will result in exclusion from the giveaway. 

The contest winner will be announced on our blog September 2, 2011.

Good luck!! 

Giveaway #2-

Win a collection of our most beloved cakelet templates.  
Templates include: 
the flower pot, the baby onesie, and 3 different dress top styles. 

How to Enter:
Two easy steps! 
1. Simply tell us in the comments section of this post which cakelet design  is your favorite and why.
2.Copy and paste your response onto Cupcake Envy's Twitter page. (see the link below)

You HAVE to complete both steps to be eligible for this giveaway.

-Participation in this giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Sept. 14, 2011.  
-The winner will be chosen by random drawing on September 15, 2011. 
-One entry per person.  
-Multiple entries will result in exclusion from the giveaway. 

The contest winner will be announced on our blog September 16, 2011.

Good luck!!