Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vera Wang Inspiration {PreOwned Wedding Dresses Blog}

Thanks to PreOwned Wedding Dresses for featuring our inspiration board designed around Vera Wang's Dierdre gown.  We had fun creating it!

The Cupcake Empire {The Ooh La La Cupcakery}

As the options for tasty cupcakes keep getting more abundant, the creativity has to find a way to keep up as well.  One of my best girlfriends recently told me her sister recently got involved with a new cupcakery in Baltimore, The OOH...LA LA CUPCAKERY.  So, clearly I had to get the skinny.  (Is it me, or is that an oximoron?)

So, I spoke with Lauren earlier this week and here's the scoop on the new comer:

The company offers mini, regular and grande cupcakes.  They feature beautifully handcrafted display tiers for weddings, birthdays, showers and more.

They are currently baked fresh daily out of a commercial kitchen and they will mail out or deliver our order anywhere.  In March they are excited to open a boutique bakery in Baltimore's inner harbor that will feature "make your own cupcakes" for kids.

But you want the goods, so here they are!
Cupcake amour flavors:
 mocha, citron, lemon, chocolate, vanilla, maple and their signature red velvet cake with pink cream cheese icing

They also offer couture flavors for the adult palette:
 mojito, strawberry daiquiri, rum & signature pina colada cupcakes

Lauren's favorite happens to be the signature Red Velvet, which I cannot wait to try.  Is it too early to be thinking they would be a GREAT Valentine's Day gift??

And so where did OOH LA LA come from?  Two sassy, savvy ladies of course!

Keara Hayes was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained an Associates of Arts and a   Bachelors degree in Accounting, aMasters degree in Education and worked in the corporate world most of her career. Just recently, she became an elementary school teacher in the Baltimore City School system. During her very busy life as a career woman, mother, and wife, she always made time for her love of baking. Keara never had formal training in baking but always remembered watching her grandmother bake homemade cakes on the weekends. When she was old enough to bake on her own, she began creating her very own delicious cakes. Her creativity was a plus to making not just a good cake but also a pretty cake. She began specializing in cupcakes particularly for children’s parties and events. 

Kelleye Cohen was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey where she studied classical music and fine arts. She successfully recorded an album in the 90’s and experienced traveling the world to share her gift of music with people all over. Kelleye’s mom was a baker by trade and Kelleye had the first hand experiences and privileges of learning from a skilled baker. Kelleye later married and had children and became an advocate and spokeswoman for the American Red Cross. 

Keara and Kelleye met in 2006 and have been baking together ever since. Their partnership has been a match “made in heaven”. 

Personally, I love to clear boxes.  Sometimes it's all in the details!  For more information on THE OOH LA LA CUPCAKERY, visit their web site or e mail Lauren at  

Look out Baltimore, there's a new cupcake in town!