Where beer and cupcakes unite!

Launch party weekend – a great success!

This past Saturday was our official launch party! We wanted to celebrate a successful kickstarter campaign, and give our awesome backers their beer cupcake rewards. This was the event we’ve been working so hard towards, the day we introduced our beer cupcakes to Spokane!

The Friday before the event was baking day (er… night). Luckily for Dylan and I, we had some helpers coming to town just to bake with us (and keep us from totally freaking out). Dylan’s mom, dad, and brother, all drove from across the state to help us out! We were so glad to have them too, we ended up baking around 170 cupcakes that night.

Jackie and Dylan getting down to baking.

I’ll tell you that the baking took a bit longer that night than we had anticipated, but it was also the second time we had ever cooked in the commercial kitchen. Many diet cokes, chocolate bars, pep talks and grocery store runs later, we left the kitchen victorious around 1:00 am (arrived at 7 pm).

We arrived at Brews on Washington near 3:00 pm the next day, a little tired, but excited for things to get going. After carefully setting up some displays, beers were poured, and we eagerly awaited the arrival of our friends and guests. Spokane, you did not disappoint us! Shortly after 4:00, things got rolling! It was the coolest thing to see. We were both so excited to meet new people, including those who donated to us through kickstarter. It was great to finally meet a few people that I’ve come to know through twitter, too!

Welcome sign out from of Brews.

The cupcakes before the crowd arrived.

The crowd at Brews on Washington!

Eventually, we had to move the cupcakes behind the bar because they were being sold too quick to keep up with the restocking!

Jackie, Dylan and Dylan's brother, Morgan, at the kickoff party.

We wanted to give a special thanks to Liz Rognes, for delighting our ears with her music throughout the event. I had plenty of people come up and tell me not only how great the cupcakes were, but how great the music was!

We both would also like to give a very special thank you to Dylan’s family for driving all the way from the west side of the state to help us! Their help was greatly appreciated. Plus, all the photos you see above were shot by Dylan’s dad, Martin, who own Photos by Martin based in Bellingham, WA. He does great work, and we are so thankful that he was there to capture these great images!

Carolyn and Martin, our veteran frosters!

Really, thank you to everyone that came out. We had an amazing and memorable night, and it’s all thanks to you! We hope you’ll be back to Brews to have another cupcake soon. We’re working on getting our cupcakes out there to more venues, so stay tuned for that news. Also, we’re going to open up to taking orders, directly from us, if you would like 2 dozen or more.

As the week goes on, I’m hoping to have a little more information here on our website about placing orders, and the flavors we’ll carry. Of course, I’ll keep everyone updated on our progress.

Thanks, Spokane!

– Jackie & Dylan

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One response

  1. Elaine Abrams

    Sounds like it was a HUGE success! Can’t wait to try a cupcake or two. Maybe you could bring some to Port Townsend like Salted Caramel………..I’m just saying. Elaine

    October 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm

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