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Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

So excited to shared today’s Surprise Giveaway with you… based on being able to share these delicious, mouth-watering dessert photos alone! This giveaway comes from the adorable Manhattan Beach based bakery: Cupcakes Couture, (whose work you might already have seen in your favorite bridal magazine/blog or on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!).

Founded by Jenine Cravatt and Stephanie Franz, Cupcakes Couture provides “a designer’s experience to finding the perfect handcrafted dessert” – which is pretty apparent by just browsing their beautiful work! And this week at HWTM, they’re offering up a $100 Gift Certificate towards any wedding or celebratory cake! We all know how much things can start adding up when it comes to the budget for everything from a birthday party to a wedding, so this should definitely be a welcome addition to any party budget!

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

Read on for LOTS more yummy images + details on how to enter….

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach

I just love the look of this pretty, party-perfect shop! Read more about their story right here.

Cupcakes Couture Manhattan Beach



Post a comment here telling us which design(s) from the Cupcakes Couture Gallery you especially love – OR – tell us what kind of occasion you’d use your credit for…wedding? engagement party? milestone birthday?

Giveaway ends Thursday, July 7th at midnight PST. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced here as soon as they’ve accepted the prize. Good luck!!


How to Enter the Giveaway:

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

377 responses to “SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: Cupcakes Couture”

  1. Barbara says:

    Gorgeous! I would use the Money toward a cake for my daughter’s first birthday!

    • Colleen says:

      I would use the gift card towards my son’s 1st birthday!!! We are having a retro circus;) I’d love to do cupcakes on candy buffet table

  2. Tricia G says:

    I would love to win this giveaway so my uncle and future aunt can have a beautiful wedding cake (like the Tiffany blue ribbon with black swirls cake) for their wedding in May 2012!!!

  3. Jill R says:

    I would use the credit towards my Mom’s 50th birthday!

  4. Staci Teadt says:

    I would use the gift card for a anniversary cake. I only liked my wedding cake design but I would love to redo my cake for our anniversary =)

  5. Kelly says:

    WOW!! What an amazing giveaway!! I would absolutely use the money towards my best friend’s bridal shower!! She would be so surprised!! :)

  6. Katie Ochoa says:

    I adore the pale peach/pink flower blossom (peony or rose?) cupcakes. They are image #20 in the gallery. How exquisite! I would love to serve these for my daughter’s 3rd b-day this summer.
    Nice work!!

  7. Jessica Abito says:

    what gorgeous cakes!! i would love a cake for my friend’s baby shower coming up!

  8. Holly M. says:

    LOVE this giveaway! So cute :D There’s to many to chose from so… I will chose to answer the other one. I will be using the credit for my baby girls FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!! I think she is pretty darn precious and deserves a specialty cake (but I think I may be a little biased and will always think she deserves everything hehe =) )

  9. julianne says:

    Oh this would be perfect for my daughter’s 1st birthday!

  10. Gretchen says:

    I LOVE them all. My brother-in-law and fiance are getting married in a month and would be so excited to get these for them!!!

  11. I would use it for my friend Ashlie’s wedding!! Ps. I am IN LOVE with your shop decor!

  12. Jael Chowaniec says:

    I love all your products. Amazing!!!
    I would love to use the credit for my baby shower. Please pick me.

  13. pam smith says:

    i would love the cupcakes shown above with the flowers on them. i am not sure if they are the champagne cupcakes with the blood orange curd but my birthday is coming up soon and what a way to celebrate!!!

  14. Veryll says:

    I would LOVE to use it for my birthday!!! its the next celebration coming up in our family and I am always having to make my own cake …. would be awesome if someone else did it for me:)

  15. Marisa David says:

    Oh my gosh…Can I just say how much I LOVE the Mickey and Minney cupcakes…so ridiculously cute! I would use the cupcakes for my daughter’s 1st birthday – It’s not till October but I’ve been planning her vintage carnival party since January!!

  16. Those lovely French Macaroons for an upcoming French-inspired party! Thank you :)

  17. Cathy Grider says:

    I would use my credit for a cake for my gender reveal!! We find out the sex of our baby the first week of September and I would LOVE to have a cake made to share with our family!

  18. Mary I says:

    I love these fabulous chicas!!!! I would use the credit for my son’s 16th birthday. Birthday party for teen boys…so hard!!!! The little chocolate shot glasses… would be a great start!!!!

  19. Jillian says:

    I love the pink and gray cake and the frames used in the dessert arrangement.. too cute!! I am all for spoiling my niece, so I would use it for her birthday!

  20. Traci Merriman says:

    My Daughter is expecting her first baby, a little girl, in October. I would love to have a wonderful cake for her shower. The baby will be named Lyla Grace and the shower theme will be horses. We are all very excited!

  21. Dianne says:

    If I were the winner I would use the credit towards my parents 50th wedding anniversary.

  22. Samantha says:

    I’d use the money for the non-profit I work for called Molly’s House, a 501(c)3 hospital hospitality house in Stuart, FL. Molly’s House is celebrating 15 years providing an affordable, temporary home-away-from-home for adult and children patients and families experiencing a medical crisis on the Treasure Coast. The money would be used to purchase cupcakes or a cake for our 15th anniversary cocktail party on Molly Sharkey, the visionary behind the House’s birthday, September 21st. She passed away at the age of 18 and we are so excited to celebrate her lasting legacy and the families the House has helped.

  23. Deborah says:

    Beautiful stuff! I’d probably use it towards a baby shower cake for a good friend.

  24. Sarah @ pão e queijo says:

    I absolutely love the cupcakes… beautiful!

  25. Kym says:

    I am planning my wonderful husbands 40th birthday party and I would love to have one of these amazing creations at his party. I know it would be the center of attention.

  26. Luba says:

    I especially love the “button cake” (not sure what the official name for it is). Very classic and makes for a great theme!

  27. Ann says:

    going away party!

  28. Judy A. says:

    I would use this for our 5th anniversary party!!

  29. Kristen says:

    I would love to win this for the engagement party our friends are throwing for us and surprise my fiance with a groom’s cake. We are on a really tight budget for our wedding (about $5,000) and the money for a cake above and beyond the one we have just isn’t there. I’m loving the dessert bar with the purple sparkly tablecloth and the festive paper decor in the background. Our party is a Dia de los Muertos theme and I’d love to do something bright and festive to go along with it.

  30. Oh what a great giveaway! I looked at the gallery and there’s so much awesome-ness there, it’s hard to pick what I like best. The cake in this post with the gold and the buttons made me say “Oooooh!” outloud! :)

  31. Tricia Mauck says:

    WOW! It would be so hard to chose just one cake or item in these pics, they are all so beautiful!
    If I were to win the credit, It would be easy for us to chose where to use it. We are in the middle of adopting two wonderful little boys, and we are having a HUGE Forever Family Party. With the addition of our new little monkeys our family will be complete, and that calls for a great big PARTY!

  32. Stacie says:

    Wow! All of the cakes are just gorgeous! I would love to use it for my daughter’s birthday. We are having a candy/dessert bar and one of these cakes would make it stunning!

  33. Kristy says:

    My husband is turning 30 this year, and I would love to get him a special cake or cupcakes for his little birthday shindig!

  34. mel says:

    Beautiful work! I would use my credit for my baby shower, I’m hoping get it published on HWTM and would love to add CCG to the vendor list.

  35. Brenda Dodge says:

    My son is getting married on August 27th we live in such a rural area and no one has designs like that around here. That would be an awesome surprise.

  36. Gabrielle DeAna says:

    I would LOVE the CREAM PUFFS!!! They look amazing.

  37. Elizabeth Espinoza says:

    I love love love the pink cake with the gold and blue flowers absolutely gorgeous. I would use the credit for my daughter’s cake for her first birthday party in december…

  38. Brandi says:

    The cupcakes with the flowers on them would be perfect for my sisters bridal shower! I adore those.

  39. katie says:

    i would use it for one of our family’s many summer birthdays or maybe an upcoming baby shower! what a fanastic giveaway!!