Sweet treats to wrap up the work week...why yes, I think I will! Who else besides me loves cupcakes...I mean LUUUVVVSSS cupcakes?! It's okay to admit it, there is nothing wrong with loving cupcakes. I'll raise my hand twice on this one. Two hands up for Gigi's Cupcakes!!
Over the last several years, cupcakes have made a new name for themselves. They have evolved from the Betty Crocker box (don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with good ole Betty Crocker mix) to these decadent delicious treats. Cupcakes have become chic, fashionable, and frankly...just plain cool.
Cupcakes are no longer mainly seen as a child's dessert...adults have really caught on to the cupcake craze and have been enjoying them as well! There have been many weddings, adult parties (bachelorette, baby shower, birthday, etc), holiday parties, corporate events, conferences, & social networking events that I have been to where cupcakes have been the star of the dessert table. I'm sure you can say the same. Everyone wants a cupcake!
Cupcakes are outside of the norm when it comes to traditional desserts and I love how fashionable and chic they have become! Instead of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, why not try a tray full of Gigi's "Pumpkin Spice Latte" cupcakes?! Which are A.M.A.Z.I.NG by the way. Or the next time you get together with a group of girlfriends to celebrate a birthday, why not bring a box of Gigi's "Birthday Surprise" cupcakes?!
Can we just pause for a moment...is anyone else's mouth watering from all of this talk about cupcakes?! Again, two hands raised. I have a feeling I'm going to have to make a run to Gigi's real soon...Halloween is coming up and she has the most adorable "Boo Box" right now too. See what I mean...cupcakes are for ALL occasions!
p.s don't run off to satisfy that cupcake craving just yet...keep reading below and learn a little bit more about Gigi herself!
| Photos | Kate Davis Photo
When I sat down with Gigi to talk about our collaboration, I was just so impressed with her for so many reason. She is a woman of God, an entrepreneur who is also a Mom, and she just so happens to be an phenomenal Baker. Gigi is driven & goal oriented...she dreams big, she chases her dreams, and she turns her dreams into reality.
She is such an inspiration...Gigi opened her doors here in Nashville back in February 2008 with only $33 to her name. She always knew that she loved to bake and when the idea of opening her own cupcake shop began circulating (thanks to the encouragement of her brother), she took action and made it happen!
Gigi is a hard worker and has maneuvered through some bumps in the road with such ease. It is women like Gigi that inspire me (and many of you I am sure) to follow those dreams we have for ourselves. She believed in herself and what she was capable of achieving and so should all of we.
I encourage you to read more about Gigi's story HERE and I hope you find it just as inspirational as I did!
p.s thanks so much for stopping by and for allowing me to introduce Gigi to you!