Friday, December 10, 2010
Curly Cakes Opening Party
Take a long, delicious look at what's about to become the very best cupcake one can find in this city. Believe me, we have tasted them all. Last night the long-awaited opening of Curly Cakes bakery, helmed by Isabelle English, kicked off with the most delicious cupcakes I have ever had. Unlike the local competition, these are perfectly moist, with a balanced flavor and just the right amount of frosting. We first met Isabelle about a year ago at the chocolate pop-up store by Boldfacers and have been closely following her progress, intuitively feeling that this was going to be a major hit. After all, my forte is baking and when something is done well I can immediately tell. These are superior. Up until now the cakes have only been available by special order. Now, we can all enjoy them.
The cupcakes are set out for display. Tonight's flavor was pumpkin pie.
What's an opening night without gorgeous bouquets?
Setting up shop for the first night. The clean, crisp design of the space is built to showcase the product. It's so true that one really does taste with the eyes first.
Pouring the champagne to kick off the evening.
Family and friends gather for a champagne toast to celebrate.
Isabelle poses with her proud Dad, well-known Chef Todd English.
On hand to celebrate with Isabelle was Jennifer Glickman, who helped the designers of the space, Concise Design Architects. It's a modern update of the classic bakery shop, a very nice fit for their Charles Street, Beacon Hill, location.
The true stars of the evening. Can't wait to get back and try every flavor.
81 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114