Fall Tastiness at Saint Cupcake

Cooked up on October 16, 2012

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending a little Happy Hour at Saint Cupcake downtown! It was definitely the remedy for the first really crappy rainy day of the year, and it wasn’t really that little. We got to taste amazing pies, ice creams, cookies and candy!

I’ll get to the glamour shots in a moment, but first, I just have to say what was really cool about this experience for me. I got to meet Jami Curl, the owner, and talk to her a little bit about what it’s like to start your own business. It sounds risky, terrifying and TOTALLY AWESOME.

[Photo credit: Marlynn of Urban Bliss Media]

[Please excuse my rain-drenched appearance, see earlier comment about it being the first gross day of the year]

Thanks, Jami, for telling me all about how you got started and how Saint Cupcake has grown. It is so cool to get to know the owner of a beloved local business, and even cooler to boot that you are a female entrepreneur. And thanks for the delicious treats! Read on.

Jami told us that Saint Cupcake has been experimenting with two things: smoking flour and sugar, and pie/ice cream combos. Sometimes together!

My favorite was definitely this Smokey Chocolate Flake ice cream – the sugar used to make the ice cream was smoked! It reminded me of Drumsticks, but with more flavor dimensions. SO good, but my photo of it was NOT good. 🙁

We ate many cookies! I had a hard time deciding which was my favorite.

Just kidding, it was totally the brownie cookies.

We also got to taste some new candies – these are little chocolate-like drops with fun toppings:

I was so stuffed, I had to take the caramels for the road. And by road, I mean I did put them in my purse for like an hour. Then I ate them.

Parting shot? OK, fine. I’ve always wanted to be BEHIND the counter at a cupcake shop. This is why:


  1. Next Portland visit we spend a day here. Agreed?

    Comment by Mary K — October 17, 2012 @ 5:17 am

  2. Agreed!

    Comment by bekky — October 17, 2012 @ 9:23 am

  3. man, I really shouldn’t look at your site before lunch. 🙂

    Comment by Rob Weir — October 17, 2012 @ 8:49 am

  4. Haha! Especially not when full of cookies. Wait a second, what am I saying? Look at my site all the time!

    Comment by bekky — October 17, 2012 @ 9:23 am

  5. This is pretty cool, I will have to go check out some smoked ice cream!

    Comment by fabiola@notjustbaked — October 17, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

  6. oh man! This post is making me crazy hungry. Those cookies look so, so, so good.

    Comment by mary — October 18, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

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