Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sweet Memories!

My college girlfriends and I finally arranged to all meet up for a Christmas Lunch. We enjoyed a beautiful festive meal at our friend Lynn's house. We reminisced about college and how the only concern we had was which bar we would hit up. This was being discussed while two of my pregnant friends sipped on non-alcoholic champagne. Not to mention that my other friend was lactating and I was chasing after Kokona trying to prevent her from knocking over the Christmas tree. Although our lives have changed since college, one thing that has remained constant is our love for cupcakes...

Sweet Victory!

What better way to celebrate a sweet victory than with cupcakes! That's what The Cheshire Academy basketball team did. The players all indulged in cookies and cream cupcakes and pizza of course! Thanks to Mr. Torey for being such a loyal customer!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Cheshire Herald

Josh Morgan, a writer from The Cheshire Herald, contacted me a few weeks ago to interview me for their feature story. He came in last Friday where we talked and gobbled down a few freshly baked cupcakes. I must say that the business has really bloomed after this article was published. I am so grateful that the people of Cheshire have been so supportive! I made over 400 cupcakes this weekend and sold out in a matter of hours! Watch out everyone CUPCAKE CRAZE has officially hit the small town of Cheshire!
To read full article go to:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cheshire Academy!

A 265 cupcake order was placed from Cheshire Academy this week. Mr. Kallas, the residence hall director, decided to think outside the box and give the students a non-traditional treat. It took three staff members from the Academy just to load the car! I'm sure all the students are loving Mr.Kallas for his generosity.
I look foward to working with Cheshire Academy in the future to cater to all their sweet tooth cravings!
Cupcake flavors included: Rocky Road Chocolate Chip, Marshmallow, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Stawberry Daquiri (alcohol free that is)!
To learn more about Cheshire Academy visit:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Sweetest Cupcake Of Them All!

When trying to decide what we were going to dress Kokona up as for Halloween the first thing that came to mind was obviously a cupcake. I was going to make her costume until I walked into Marshalls one day and found the perfect little cupcake costume! Therefore, I saved myself a headache and decided to purchase it. We think she is definitely the sweetest cupcake of them all!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sugar and Spice!

These cupcakes were made for Cheshire Pizza Bar and Grille. They were celebrating their Grand Opening/30th year anniversary. A celebration is never complete without the cupcakes! Very Vanilla Cake with Pumpkin Spice Frosting.
Cheshire Pizza Bar and Grille will now be serving Simply Rita Cupcakes every Friday after 5 PM. First come first serve.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cupcake Camp~New Haven

Cupcake Camp~New Haven! Simply Rita was a sponsor of the event. My family and I had such a great time mingling with all the other cupcake fanatics, and even more fun trying their creations!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Athens News Interview!

Athens New Interview!

We were recently contacted by Athens News to do an interview. The writer did such an amazing job at capuring my life and the story of Simply Rita in her article. We are truly thankful that the writer took the time to get to know the crew at Simply Rita at a more personal level. It is people like this that make our business a success!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cupcake Camp~New Haven!

~Cupcake Camp~
Simply Rita has become an official sponsor of Cupcake Camp~New Haven!
Come join us:
September 18, 2010
254 Crown Street
New Haven from 11:00 am -1:00 p.m.

To register visit:

Friday, July 2, 2010



These are some refreshing new flavors for the summer. The cupcakes were vanilla bean with lemon zest frosting, and deep dark chocolate with raspberry buttercream. The lemon cupcakes were a hit because of their light and invigorating flavor. They are an excellent choice for those hot summer days and nights!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Seashell project complete!

Seashell Cupcakes
Here is a picture of the seashell project we completed. All the edible designs (all 3oo of them) were made by hand. The flavor of the cu
pcakes were dark
chocolate with very vanilla meringue frosting. The box the cupcakes were in also had matching starfish, seahorses, and seashells on the outside. We believe the cupcakes fit perfectly with the baptism's decor and theme.
Na sas zisei h Savvina!

Multi-tasking at its finest!

Multi-tasking at its finest!
*Painting lustre on an edible seashell design.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Plastic is not Fantastic!

Plastic is not Fantastic!

Some may wonder how plastic relates to a cupcake blog. Well this is the term I use when I refer to fondant. Fondant has been extremely popular in the past few years, and has been used to cover cakes, make rolled figurines, and pretty much destroy the taste, texture and freshness of a cake. In addition, not only are you eating something that tastes like the sole of your flip flop, you are also paying some serious cash for it. Although it was a trend that I never bought into, I'm elated that others are finally starting to realize that plastic is not fantastic!

Check out this link to read about cake trends for 2010:

Seashells, Shimmer and Sunshine!

Seashells, Shimmer, and Sunshine!

If that's not a tongue twister I don't know what is! This will be the theme of a 300 cupcake order we received for a baptism. The cupcakes will be a collaboration between Sonia (the new co-owner of Simply Rita, Athens) and myself. We envision crumbled graham crackers sprinkled on each cupcake to represent the sand, topped by edible bronze shimmered seashells and starfish. The theme colors will be coral and turquoise. We believe these cupcakes will look beautiful and fit perfectly with the party theme. Here are some of the edible designs we made. We are anxious to see the end result. More pictures will be posted when the cupcakes are complete!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Butterfly Kisses!

This was our latest creation. It was inspired by my daugher's butterfly themed birthday party. The pyramid can be custom made to accomodate any party theme. Pyramids are available in both Simply Rita locations.

(Connecticut location will be opening in September).

Monday, March 15, 2010

Crystal Clear

This is our new cupcake stand that is now available for rent!

It's a boy!

These cupcakes were created for a baby shower. The flavor was double chocolate with vanilla butternut buttercream frosting!