Cupcake 1The video below is all about pairing wine and cupcakes, yes cupcakes! Husband and wife Bill McGuiness and Claudia Arimendi, owners of Ottawa’s Cupcake Lounge should know.

They take cupcakes to a whole new level: dark Belgian chocolate, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, sweet butter cream, 50 flavours, hand iced. As if their cupcakes weren’t enough on their own (and they are), we talk about how to pair them with different styles of wine depending on the cupcake flavour. Have fun with friends and a tasting party.

The Cupcake Lounge offers all-natural, gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily. No artificial flavours, preservatives, or trans fats. The cupcakes are iced by hand with spatula, not simply piped.

cupcake 2Above, Claudia chats with Mayor Jim Watson … who seems to be surprised in a hungry sort of way. Claudia is a graduate of the Baking and Pastry Arts Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, has more than 10 years of related experience, and was awarded Latin American Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by Mayor Jim Watson. Bill has a background in communications and almost 15 years in the high tech business.
cupcake 3Claudia was born in Mexico where coincidentally two of the world’s most important baking ingredients ― vanilla and chocolate ― actually originated. She was a natural in the kitchen at a young age. Claudia later studied art in places like San Miguel de Allende and early childhood education at the “Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)” in Monterrey. And it’s her unique sense of creativity, design, and whimsy that’s evident in many of her cupcake creations today.

cupcake 5In addition to serving more than 50,000 people per year, The Cupcake Lounge employs 15 people and supports 10 local charities.
cupcake logoStore addresses:

6 Byward Market Square
Ottawa, ON K1N 7A1

324 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X6
613-862-0926

info@thecupcakelounge.com
Twitter: @cupcakesottawa

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